Linux Distributions

elementary OS – Linux distribution based on Ubuntu LTS

elementary OS is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu LTS. elementary OS is built with the Debian version of live-build, not the Ubuntu patched version. elementary OS billed as a thoughtful, capable, and ethical replacement for Windows and macOS.

The distro is designed to be easy to understand and pick up as a new user. But that doesn’t mean it’s dumbed down.

The project has designed a whole raft of Pantheon applications including the Gala window manager, session manager, application launcher, dock, e-mail client, desktop calendar, music player, terminal emulator, and more.

Recommended System Requirements:

Recent Intel i3 or comparable dual-core 64-bit processor.
4 GB of system memory (RAM).
Solid state drive (SSD) with at least 32 GB of free space.
Internet access.
Built-in or wired mouse/touchpad and keyboard.
1024×768 minimum resolution display.

elementary OS
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Working state:Active
Init Software:systemd
Package Management:APT, Flatpak
Release Model:Fixed
Developer:elementary, Inc.
This article is part of our Big List of Active Linux Distros which is currently under development.

What's a Linux distribution ("distro")?

A distro provides the user with a desktop environment, preloaded applications, and ways to update and maintain the system.

Each distro makes different choices, deciding which open source projects to install and provides custom written programs. They can have different philosophies.

Some distros are intended for desktop computers, some for servers without a graphical interface, and others for special uses. Because Linux is an open source operating system, combinations of software vary between Linux distros.
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