The fast, open, and privacy-respecting replacement for Windows and macOS
A major update on a solid foundation. Featuring a completely redesigned login and lockscreen greeter, a new onboarding experience, new ways to sideload and install apps, major System Settings updates, improved core apps, and desktop refinements.Read the Announcement
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Stay productive and focused with Multitasking View, Picture-in-Picture, Do Not Disturb, and more. Or keep work out of sight when watching videos or playing games.
Workspaces help organize your work by task. Keep work and play separate, but just one tap away.
Whether you’re watching a movie, game, or terminal process, Picture-in-Picture helps keep tabs on one thing while working on another.
Tune everything else out to stay focused on your work, or keep notifications at bay while watching a movie. Do Not Disturb stops notifications in their tracks.
elementary OS comes with a carefully considered set of apps that cater to everyday needs so you can spend more time using your computer and less time cleaning up bloatware.
Organize and listen to your music. Browse by album, use lightning-fast search, and build playlists of your favorites.
Surf the web with a fast & lightweight web browser. Epiphany lets you use modern websites and web apps while being lighter on battery life.
Manage multiple accounts quickly and effortlessly with conversation-based email, fast-as-you-type search, new email notifications, and more.
Import, organize, and edit photos. Make a slideshow. Share with Facebook or Flickr.
Smart and simple video viewing with a library, thumbnail previews on the seekbar, playlists, subtitle support, smart fullscreen, and the ability to resume what was last playing.
Easily view and create events. Sync with Online Accounts like Google.
The smart pathbar makes it easy to browse with breadcrumbs, search, or path completion. Quickly navigate with the column view and enjoy browser-class tabs with smart features like tab history.
Switchable color schemes designed to prevent eye strain, browser-class tabs with history and smart naming, task-completion notifications, natural copy & paste, backlog search, paste protection, and more. Who says you can’t teach an old app new tricks?
Tailor-made with autosaving, project folders, Git integration, multiple panes, smart whitespace, EditorConfig support, Mini Map, Vala symbols, and extensions like Terminal, Web Preview, and Vim Emulation. Code will be the last editor you’ll ever need.
Easily snap pictures or video from your webcam.
Display all your apps in an alphabetized grid. Flick through and find the one you want.
View your apps automatically organized into categories. Perfect for large collections.
Launch apps, open settings panes, run commands, and more from the lightning fast search view.
Set per-user time limits for weekdays, weekends, or both.
Manage allowed websites. Rules affect all apps for the user, even if they use a different web browser.
Choose just which apps are safe for your child to access. Plus, optionally allow access with your password.
Our platform itself is entirely open source, and it’s built upon a strong foundation of Free & Open Source software (like GNU/Linux). Plus, we actively collaborate within the ecosystem to improve it for everyone.Explore Our Stack
When source code is available to audit, anyone—a security researcher, a concerned user, or an OEM shipping the OS on their hardware—can verify that the software is secure and not collecting or leaking personal information.Security Notices
Whether your app could benefit from a new system feature or API or you're curious as to how an existing feature or design pattern was built, you have complete access to our source code. Copy it, learn from it, remix it, modify it, and redistribute it.Get Involved
elementary OS is designed to be easy to understand and pick up as a new user. But that doesn’t mean it’s dumbed down; powerful, customizable keyboard shortcuts ensure you’ll stay productive whether it’s your first day or your thousandth.
elementary OS helps you keep tabs on what apps are up to. When an app is using your microphone, we display an indicator to let you know. When an app is using a lot of energy, we tell you in your power indicator.
When an app wants access to your location, it has to ask. We show you a prompt telling you which app, and how precise it’s asking. And you can always revoke access later in System Settings → Security & Privacy.
elementary OS can automatically keep your temporary and trashed files tidied up. Not only does this keep your device’s storage free, it can help ensure your private data doesn’t come back to haunt you.
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