Elementary OS 5 Juno

The fast, open, and privacy-respecting OS

elementary OS 5 Juno is here. It’s more refined, more productive, and an even better platform for developers. We've majorly updated apps, made the desktop more productive with several new features, refined the overall look and feel, and a whole lot more.

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I remember using the first two versions of Elementary about 4 years ago before I got a Mac and loved it so much. It's awesome to see the project come this far with so many updates! The Medium post by @cassidyjames is a 31 minute read 🙀
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Amazing, open-source alternative to traditional desktops. It's simple, clean, and beautiful. Definitely makes me more productive. In the end, I have very few complains about it. If you are a Linux user, I can almost garuntee you have already tried it. If you are not a Linux user, this is one of the best ways to jump into that world.

Pros:

Great curated pay-what-you-want app store, it's open-source, and its design is genuinely inspiring.

Cons:

The Close, Minimiza, Maximize change up will take some getting use to if you are coming from Windows or Mac.

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Anybody running @elementary on a 2 in 1 PC like Surface? How's the tablet only experience?
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Watch how to make proper OS update, Windows 10. 😆 In all seriousness, I’ve spun Elementary on my my notebook and they did tons of work since last update, Loki (5/2017). With this update, it closes the distance on Linux Mint. Some people have problem with Elementary OS philosophy, since they push lot more for donations (not for themselves, but developers), but I like it. If we are ever to switch to libre software, people need to start treating is as free to use, but not free to make. All in all, this thing is yet another small gear in upcoming revolution.

I decided to switch to Linux early this year, trying many distros and desktop environments. Elementary was the only distribution that felt like it "just worked" and didn't need tweaks and themes to make the desktop satisfying to use. It also ran much faster than GNOME based distros like Ubuntu on my aging laptop.

In my opinion it is the most well-designed and accessible flavor of Linux right now. Perfect for old hardware and for friends who want to use something simpler and lighter than Windows.

Pros:

- Runs fast on old laptops

- Polished, elegant, & consistent UI

- Respects user privacy by default

- Growing ecosystem of native apps

Cons:

- Some apps are half-baked, like the Calendar

- No system tray