Several months back the elementary team began taking pre-orders for a physical copy of their operating systems' first relase 'Jupiter'. If you, like myself and many others, slapped down some cash straight away to nab the OS on disc you might be wondering where the jolly-higgins it is following yesterdays online release of the very same OS. We has answers.
After what seems like an eternity of waiting, reading (and, for some of us, hyping) the first release of the elementary project's very own operating system is finally available to download.
Elementary's Nautilus-fork 'Nautilus-elementary' has been revived - just in-time for Ubuntu 11.04! The project, which was announced as no longer being in development last November, has proven incredibly popular with users of various distributions thanks to to its refined, uncluttered interface and themeable features. Writing on his blog Nautilus-Elementary's chief developer, ammonkey, gave his reasons for the revival, which are after the break...
Contractor is new 'sharing service' developed by Allen Lowe for the elementary project. It allows applications to push data and/or files to other applications without the applications needing to be hard-coded to do so. Think of it as a middle man that relieves both applications of having to work with each other - they just need to work with Contractor.
The first release of the long awaited e-mail client from the elementary project is now available.
Today saw news of 'Slingshot' - a new application launcher project headed up by the elementary team - leak in to the wild. But just what is it and what does it form part of? Something rather special, it turns out.
Anyone pulling the launchpad branch of Wingpanel - the space saving desktop panel - may be in for a surprise...
I doubt that dictionaries are on the top of most peoples 'must have app' lists but the release of the elementary projects lush looking lexicon may just change that...
GNOME-Shell or Unity: whichever desktop shell you choose chances are your favourite GTK+ theme will need to update to take advantage of the new features and elements offered by both. The following GNOME Shell by deviant artist ~half-left should placate the brooding elementary fans amongst you worried about the switch to Shell.
The first release of elementary OS – a new Ubuntu-based operating from the elementary-project – has been made available for pre-order ahead of its March release date.
The elementary project’s stable of experiments waxes and wanes with real buoyancy. Recent additions that have floated to the fore include the refined e-mail client Postler and slick contacts app Dexter.
Sometimes the smallest of changes can make the biggest difference.