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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RE: Turnkey users
by mdsama on Sat 10th Sep 2016 07:10 UTC 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"
Sauron Member since:
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[3]: Turnkey users
by WereCatf on Sat 10th Sep 2016 13:08 in reply to "RE[2]: Turnkey users"
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2006-02-15

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.


Indeed. I tried Freya when it was in beta and I was quite impressed by how polished and friendly the distro was, and I really liked the aesthetics, too. There was enough configuration-options and all, but not overwhelmingly so, it looked good to my eye, there was a reasonable selection of software installed and so on. I wouldn't hesitate to offer someone new to Linux a PC with ElementaryOS preinstalled, if they ever wanted to give Linux a go.

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RE[3]: Turnkey users
by jegjessing on Sun 11th Sep 2016 19:46 in reply to "RE[2]: Turnkey users"
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2009-03-27

Funny how "power users" are seen upon as users who want to spend all their time on UI that needs and require a lot of tweeking etc.
I'm defenetly a power user, that does NOT mean that I want to spend a lot of time setting up my own laptop.
I use a lot of time setting up servers, developing software etc. and if I also would have to do that on my own machine.. That would just waste my time.
Nope. I want a beautiful desktop that is just working = elementaryOS. I'm sold :-)
Redards from a "Power user"

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