Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 9th Sep 2016 23:58 UTC
Linux

Loki is the newest version of elementary OS, a design-oriented and open source Linux-based operating system for desktops and laptops. It succeeds Freya which was released in April of 2015.

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ts and implemented over 20 blueprints. Altogether, these represent stability and security improvements, better internationalization, new features and options, and much more.

A great team doing great work. Elementary OS isn't exactly a good fit for the "I compile my own kernel every morning"-type Linux users, but for the more turnkey people among us, it's certainly worth a try.

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Turnkey users
by robertojdohnert on Sat 10th Sep 2016 05:10 UTC
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2005-07-12

But on the subject matter, no, ElementaryOS isnt even that good. If you hate Unity it may be good for you but otherwise Elementary OS offers no benefit over vanilla Ubuntu.

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RE: Turnkey users
by mdsama on Sat 10th Sep 2016 07:10 in reply to "Turnkey users"
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2005-07-08

Aw, that's a bit ungenerous, isn't it? It has its own UI and desktop and a bunch of apps. Looks like a lot of work, and looks nice too.

I think the point anyway was about those things, as opposed to kernels and booting and software repositories, etc...

Edited 2016-09-10 07:10 UTC

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RE[2]: Turnkey users
by Sauron on Sat 10th Sep 2016 09:50 in reply to "RE: Turnkey users"
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2005-08-02

Aw, that's a bit ungenerous, isn't it? It has its own UI and desktop and a bunch of apps. Looks like a lot of work, and looks nice too.

I think the point anyway was about those things, as opposed to kernels and booting and software repositories, etc...


This is true. Although it's not really my type of distro, Elementary OS is aimed at newcomers to Linux and tries to be as friendly as possible for them. The developers have put a lot of work in to the looks of the desktop and it shows, it is a beautiful desktop to look at, and very easy to use.
It's definitely not aimed at power users and doesn't proclaim to be, however for a new user coming from Windows or Mac they should feel right at home in no time.
Kudos on a new release.

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RE: Turnkey users
by Morgan on Sat 10th Sep 2016 12:20 in reply to "Turnkey users"
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2005-06-29

Obviously anecdotal, but it certainly does offer something over Ubuntu for me: It's much faster and smoother on older hardware. I have a 2nd-gen Intel Atom based netbook that chokes on Ubuntu proper even with an SSD and maxed RAM, but on Elementary OS it flies. It's not as fast as Slackware but it's more functional out of the box and has a lot of good tweaks for laptop users. Sane power management defaults, a layout that benefits smaller screens, and little things like a battery manager make it worth installing on a laptop.

No, it's not your stereotypical "1337 haxx0r" Linux distro, but it doesn't try to be.

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