Elementary Os is a free open source Linux distribution. Elementary Os is based on Ubuntu and using its own desktop environment : Pantheon witch is based on Gnome GTK3.
Initially eOS was "just" a theme for Ubuntu using its own applications, but finally it became an independent Linux distribution.
Elementary OS is a very beautiful OS : Pantheon have been inspired by MacOSx, however it's a very light distribution, you can run it in many old computers.
Here is a list of eOS basic applications :
- - Pantheon Greeter: The windows manager
- - WingPanel: The "pannel"
- - Slingshot: The application luncher
- - Plank: The dock
- - Switchboard: the pannel
- - Midori: The web browser
- - Geary: For mail
- - Calendar: calendar application
- - Music: The audio player
- - Audience: video player
- - Scratch: a basic text editor
- - Terminal: The command prompt
- - Files: The files manager