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Elementary OS review � Jupiter is massive, but it's largely hot air

Apr 08, 2011, 12:06 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dmitri Popov)

[ Thanks to Linux User & Developer magazine for this link. ]

"Nowadays, Ubuntu-based Linux distributions pop up everywhere like mushrooms after the rain. Hardly a week goes by without news of yet another Ubuntu derivative. But many of them don't go beyond changing the default appearance and software bundle.

"At first sight, Elementary OS looks like one of these innumerable Ubuntu clones, albeit a rather pretty one. But unlike other Ubuntu derivatives, the new distro offers more than just a slick new theme. Take a closer look at the Docky launcher, and you'll notice three new applications: the Postler email client, the Dexter address book, and the Purple dictionary tool."

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