Elementary OS is a neat and coherent, free and open source operating system based on the Linux distribution Ubuntu. The simplicity of Elementary OS makes it a perfect choice for people switching from other popular operating systems such as macOS or Windows. Elementary OS is a feature complete operating system that comes with its own desktop environment called Pantheon and custom built, pre-installed utility applications such as Photos, Music, Videos, Calendar, Terminal, Files, and more.
Elementary OS Features
User & Keyboard Friendly
elementary OS is designed to be easy to understand and pick up as a new user. But that doesn’t mean it’s dumbed down; powerful, customizable keyboard shortcuts ensure you’ll stay productive whether it’s your first day or your thousandth.
When using elementary OS as your operating system, your data always belongs to you, and only you. elementary OS does not make advertising deals, nor collect sensitive personal data. The project is funded directly by users paying what they want for elementary OS in their Pay-What-You-Want pricing model for the OS itself and for apps within the AppCenter.
Built for Developers
Whether your app could benefit from a new system feature or API or you’re curious as to how an existing feature or design pattern was built, you have complete access to our source code. Copy it, learn from it, remix it, modify it, and redistribute it.