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#1 Nuno Brito

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 09:39 AM

Hello my friends,

 

A new Linux distribution is around the interwebs. Any of the good folks around here took the chance of trying it out for a drive yet?

 

http://elementaryos.org

 

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#2 Agent47

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 02:11 PM

Hi

 

My internet bandwidth is very limited so i won't be able to test it soon. It looks like a clone of Mac OS X to me.



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Posted 11 December 2013 - 04:30 PM

Though the only meaningful things for a technical minded is not (as it should IMHO be) on the main page, the needed details exist:

http://elementaryos....-specifications

 

Basic Info

Luna is based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. As such, anything that works with Ubuntu 12.04 should work equally as well with elementary OS Luna. It's available in both 32-bit (i386) and 64-bit (amd64) versions. Both versions are identical other than the target processor type.

 

 

Now, if they had on the main page something like:

Hallo, this is the nth derivative of Ubuntu 12.04 (JFYI the current version of Ubuntu is 13.10 at the moment of this writing and 12.04.3 is the current "long term support" one) which we cleverly skinned, and modified, including in it a number of app, see: http://elementaryos....-specifications

Default Apps

elementary OS Luna ships with the following apps preinstalled:

  • FIle Roller (Archive Manager)
  • Geary (Email Client)
  • GNOME Calculator
  • Empathy (Internet Messenger)
  • Maya (Calendar)
  • Midori (Web Browser)
  • Noise (Music Player)
  • Pantheon Files
  • Pantheon Terminal
  • Scratch (Text Editor)
  • Screenshot tool
  • Shotwell (Photo Manager)
  • Simple Scan
  • Switchboard (System Settings)
  • Totem (Movie Player)
  • Ubuntu Software Center
  • Update Manager 

 

 

 

It would be clear to everyone what this distro is, and who it is aimed at. (like, as an example, "not me" ;))

 

OT, but not much, something that I find disturbing of this distro is that they do try to get US$ 10.00 for the download, that they do not explicit the size of the download (like many other more or less demented people distributing files, BTW) and that they use the stupid, senseless grey text on white unreadable text on their webpages.

 

The actual iso's are hosted on sourceforge, here:

http://sourceforge.n...s/files/stable/

 

:cheers:

Wonko



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Posted 11 December 2013 - 06:16 PM

I just wanted to know what are the general impressions from using the distro. Being built on top of Ubuntu is good, as long as the amazon spyware part gets disabled.

 

Was more interested to know exactly if they do manage to improve the look&feel when compared to another distro like Linux Mint.

 

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 07:01 PM

I downloaded it and it appeared to me to be rather lackluster but adequate.

 

What I do is DL the ISO and install it to a virtual machine under Virtualbox and see if I like it.  I keep a VM around just for installs and evaluations like this. You CAN get a fair idea from just booting the lISO into LIVE mode but I find the actual installed OS a better representative of the experience.


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Posted 12 December 2013 - 12:28 AM

Try Pear OS 8, has a nice features and also nice gui

 

http://pearlinux.fr/



#7 Nuno Brito

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 09:29 PM

Ok, thanks! :)



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Posted 03 February 2015 - 01:07 PM

Also you can look at my distro - https://plus.google....12615105?cfem=1



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Posted 04 February 2015 - 08:27 AM

elementary OS Luna ISO size less then a CD(700mb).

 

I like his impressions of Luna

 

Freya the next version seems much improved. Its in beta.

This guy seems excited about the update. Will keep an eye for release.

 

elementary OS Freya vs elementary OS Luna - What's new?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CBS6RDLTNA

 

 






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