elementary OS

elementary OS is an Ubuntu based distribution using the Pantheon desktop interface. Some of its more interesting features include a unique GTK+ and icon theme for GNOME, the Midori web browser, and several applications developed in-house, it uses the home-built Pantheon desktop environment and the Gala window manager. It is focused on a more elegant and simple interface. The more interesting features include a unique desktop environment, with its own panel, dock and window manager, and applications including Pantheon-Files, Midori, Geary-Mail and Noise. All included applications are made in-house or are modified versions of other popular projects. It has recently been updated to Freya, which has included many new stylistic choices and bug fixes. With controversy over the choice of the developers to force the user to enter a zero dollar donation on the homepage before allowing the user to download an ISO. Canonical made a similar decision with the release of Ubuntu 12.10, but quickly reverted this decision.


  • OS Type: Linux
  • Based on: Debian, Ubuntu
  • Origin: USA
  • Architecture: i386, x86_64
  • Desktop: Pantheon

Minimum System requirements:

  • 1 GHz x86 processor
  • 512MB of system memory (RAM)
  • 5GB of disk space
  • Graphics card and display capable of at least 1024×768
  • CD/DVD drive or ability to boot to a USB drive