Elementary OS

elementary OS is an Ubuntu (Long Term Release) based distribution originally developed with an emphasis on the visual and usability design of the distribution. It aims to present a cohesive design relationship between the desktop environment and applications. As such the project develops its own custom desktop environment, based on GNOME, and applications.

The project, currently organized as elementary, Inc., monetizes the distribution with a pay what you want model for downloading the installation ISO as well as for installing applications, developed spcifically for it by third party developers, from its Software Center.

Estimated UsageUnknown
Inception YearMarch 31, 2011, 6 p.m.
CountryUnited States of America
Download PortalNone
Documentation PortalNone
Development Portalhttps://developer.elementary.io/
Distribution BaseUbuntu
Architectures64-bit PC (AMD64, Intel 64, x86_64)
Init Systemsystemd
C Standard LibraryGNU C Standard Library (glibc)
Distribution Default Package Format.deb
Distribution Default Low Level Package Manager
Distribution Default Package Manager Database
Distribution Default CLI Binary Package ManagerAdvanced Package Manager (APT)
Distribution Default GUI Binary Package ManagerAppCenter
Distribution Default CLI Source Package Manager
Distribution Default GUI Source Package Manager
Distribution Default Build System


LogoDistribution Edition ScreenshotEditionRelease TypeRelease FrequencyDistribution BaseDesktop Environment
elementary OS [Default]RegularBienniallyIndependent/OriginalPantheon

Reviewed Releases

LogoRelease ScreenshotRelease NameRelease VersionRelease Distribution EditionRelease DateReview Publication DateReview Title
Juno5elementary OS [Default]Oct. 16, 2018Nov. 9, 2018, 6 p.m.elementary OS 5 Juno Review