elementary OS Reviews

Sharp & Cool

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Pretty slick distro. fast, good looking and definetely beats Ubuntu


*sick distro

One of the best linux distros

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elementary OS is a very nice operating system with promising future, i really like this OS!!


Ubuntu in an Apple-like wrapper

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Basically, elementaryOS is Ubuntu 10.04 wrapped up in a shiny, Apple-lookalike theme. It also includes a rather unique set of preinstalled applications (notably the choice of Midori as the default web browser), and Docky to replace the standard taskbar.

I love the look of the default elementaryOS theme. Like I said, it just screams "Apple". The icons for the preinstalled applications are even reminiscent of icons from iOS or OS X: simple and clean.

Otherwise, elementaryOS hardly counts as its own operating system. It's just Ubuntu. It uses Ubuntu Software Center, and you can even upgrade to Ubuntu 11.04, though Unity doesn't work at all. This is a rather large oversight by the developers; when you first boot into elementaryOS, you are asked to update to 11.04. The update itself is problem-free, though it replaces a lot of the configuration files customized for elementaryOS with ones for Ubuntu. My big issue was that installing Unity 2D after the update (the default Unity didn't support my virtual machine) totally broke the interface. I wish elementaryOS would be upgraded to support Unity, which I consider infinitely easier to use than Gnome Classic. The current situation just causes confusion for people new to Linux, which seems to be the userbase that elementaryOS is catering to.


Just Ubuntu but Better Design!

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I'm using elementary OS in my netbook for a year. It is beautiful. It's based on Ubuntu but more look like Mac. It's so simple and light. I suggest everone who want simple user interface.


Lame, slow and buggy OS ### better try more traditional Linux OS....

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The worst one among alternative operational systems. Apart from well-designed Linux systems, the interface of Elementary OS has no logic (close button on the left - such an oddity!!!!!). Glitches, slowness and bugs are numerous.

I have tested Elementary OS several times (starting from early releases up to the last test in june 2017) and never with good results.

If you want truly incredible, fast and well-designed alternative OS, install Manjaro or Fedora (for new computers) or Linux MX-16 or Puppy Linux (for old netbooks/notebooks, though MX-16 "Metamorphosis" fits for every machine and nearly all my computers work on this Linux build).

Elementary OS can't be viewed as an alternative for Win10, because Win10 is very advanced system for gaming/DAWs (for me personally) with phone/tablets integration and a lot of cool features such as an opportunity to launch a lot of funny apps from windows store (though, yes, Windows 8 was truly crap-and-shit!). You can't write music in DAWs on Elementary OS (because zero MIDI-intergation, no ASIO, no good DAWs and etc.) My external sound card (M-audio Fast-Track) predictably did not launch on Elementary OS.

My verdict: buggy, slow OS. Absolutely unfit as the constantly installed OS, though maybe not bad as Live usb system, which you can run from flash-card, for example, for watching a movie...