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Elementary OS Review: Delight to Use, Few Issues Persist

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Elementary OS is unlike many other Ubuntu derivative distros out there. Instead of simply rearranging applications in a different order to create a new distro, Elementary project concentrates on actually building a full blown Linux distro with a consistent user interface that include custom applications and themes. The first stable release of Elementary OS codenamed "Jupiter" happened sometime last week and here is our review of it.

Elementary OS - What Makes it Special?

The sheer number of *new* applications, new themes and new hacks, that's what makes Elementary OS special. Nautilus Elementary hack, which now has de facto status in almost all major Ubuntu derivatives like Pinguy OS, Bodhi Linux etc. is actually a product of Elementary Project. So is the widely popular Elementary GTK Theme. Following are some of the new applications custom designed for Elementary OS.

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