elementary OS

elementary OS

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A fast and open replacement for Windows and macOS. Pay what you want or download for free.

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elementary OS Pros

UI design consistency

Extremely user-friendly

Lightweight & fast

Built on Ubuntu

Active Google+ community

Simplicity

limited configurability

Consistent development practices

A dedicated StackExchange site

If you like MacOSX the UI/UX is similar

With new tweak tools customisation is not a problem

elementary OS Cons

UI doesn't let you change anything

Very slow development cycle

Old base and applications

Not very configurable

Outdated or bad default applications

Poor Linux community reputation

The desktop doesn't let you to put icons by default

Doesn't support 32-bit hardwares anymore

Upper panel requires extra spaces

Emacs doesn't work

Heavy animations

Quite buggy

Window control button placement may be unintuitive to some

Limited and outdated packages

No proprietary driver installer

Problems with basic functions

Boring UI

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