As a Final Fantasy IX fan sometimes I look at the codename they gave it and grin as I recall the fond memories playing throughout FF9.

I scratched off elementary OS on the grounds that while it was heading towards the right path the terminal lacked customization. Sure, I could have called another terminal …. which I didn’t think of back then.

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elementary OS is often called a “cheap OSX clone”, I think it’s unjust to just swear off the distribution due to that. I do think that they do have a potential audience to grab with their vision and mission. elementaryOS provides a more sensible user interface that doesn’t hint or give any complex trait that GNU/Linux share throughout its history. And what I mean by this is that compared to Linux Mint’s Cinnamon, eOS is like a complete overhaul of how a Desktop Environment should interact with users. And I feel it’s working for them.

elementaryOS is beautiful

And I might say, simple. Unlike the rather bad decisions GNOME 3 team made when designing the GNOME shell, eOS simplifies the interface providing a grid view of apps or a category-based list.

OSX is strong with this one

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While I don’t mind the whole OSX gray-ish theme one of the changes they made to dolphin is that it supports a new type of view, you can see folders in a column view, which can be pretty helpful when you are organizing files.

Don’t take this as a review

I might add. This is a pretty “quick” take on elementaryOS. I like it so far and have considered putting it on my laptop a few times yet I don’t really feel like making any drastic change at the moment. Maybe in January, I’m just hoping they release their next iteration already.