What is

elementary OS?

Well-Designed.

elementary puts user experience at the forefront of the development process. Controls are streamlined to get out of your way and place focus on getting back to what you want to do. Consistency is key, content is king, less is more, and simple is beautiful.

Speedy

Luna has been engineered from the ground up to be light on its toes. It starts up quickly, logs in instantly, and uses the bare minimum of resources so that your apps enjoy a speed boost as well. And with Luna, you get the same Linux foundation chosen for the world’s fastest supercomputers.

Full of Features

When you install elementary, you’re not just installing an operating system. You’re installing an excellent suite of custom tailored apps that let you get right to business. Easily surf the web, check your email, listen to music, and tackle everyday tasks or pleasures.

Music

Music

Browse by albums, Make playlists, Rate songs, and see similiar tracks.
Midori

Midori

Surf the web with the speed of the same rendering engine as Google Chrome and Apple Safari.
Chat

Chat

Connect with Jabber, Facebook, Google Talk, AIM, IRC, Yahoo! and more.
Mail

Mail

View multiple accounts, get desktop notifications, and read your mail in conversations.
Photos

Photos

Import, Organize, and Edit photos. Make a slideshow. Share with Facebook or Flickr.
Updates

Updates

Always stay on the cutting edge. Get updates right away, forever, for free.

Fully Accessible

All different kinds of people from all over the world build elementary, so it’s no surprise that Luna is built with this in mind. It comes stocked with apps and tweaks for the hearing and sight impaired, and well as assistance for the motor impaired.

Safe and Secure

Luna is built on the rock-solid foundation of Linux (the same software that powers the U.S Department of Defense, the Bank of China, and more). It has no known viruses, which means no pesky anti-virus software to slow down your system. Luna receives security updates as soon as a problem is discovered, meaning there’s no waiting around for the most secure system.

100% Free

elementary OS is completely free, both in terms of pricing and licensing. There are no costly fees, confusing user agreements, trial periods, or restrictive copy protections. You can install Luna on as many computers as you want or even copy it and give it away to your friends.

Ready for Apps

elementary OS comes with a built-in app store, stocked with thousands of free apps. Quickly find what you’re looking for without worrying about malware from the web.

1 Test performed on a 2.4 GHz quad-core i7 Mac Pro running elementary 0.2, Ubuntu 12.10, Mac OS X 10.7.1 and Windows 8. Times reflect the render time of the 3D character Sintel in Blender 2.65.

2 Test performed on a 2.4 GHz quad-core i7 Mac Pro running elementary 0.2, Ubuntu 12.10, Mac OS X 10.7.1 and Windows 8. Times reflect cold boot to completely loaded desktop.

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