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Elementary OS Interview – Iconic Design

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Over the weekend, elementaryOS 0.2 Luna was released. You can read a very thorough and informative post from the creators over on their blog, chronicling some of the changes that have occurred over the last two years since elementary Jupiter was released.

Linux User & Developer: In your own words, what is elementary? How would you explain it to a friend in a bar?

Cassidy James: elementary is both an idea and a project. It’s the idea that computing should be fast, easy, beautiful, and free. It’s a project that includes an icon set, a suite of apps, and an operating system (elementary OS).

elementary OS, specifically, is an open source operating system that adheres to those ideas. It’s the best-of-the-best from elementary. It’s both powerful under the hood and beautifully simple.

We really don’t like to think of elementary OS as “yet another distro in the Linux world.” elementary OS is an operating system that’s just as good for your grandma as it is for an IT guy.

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