1. 10
  1.  

  2. 3

    Is this Linux? The website doesn’t seem to have any substantive documentation

    1. 5

      I get the impression that Elementary’s view of itself is that it’s Linux in the same way macOS is BSD.

      1. 7

        It’s literally just Ubuntu with a different window manager and some first party apps. The previous release was built on 18.04 LTS and the new one 20.04 LTS. You can even run lsb_release -a

        1. 4

          Hence why I said “view of itself” and not “is actually.” :)

          1. 2

            Not disagreeing with you; just providing context on why that’s a ridiculous view.

        2. 1

          I’d be interested reading more about that without having to read the source as the very first step

        3. 5

          Elementary OS is based on Debian/Ubuntu Linux.

          1. 1

            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.

            on the homepage: https://elementary.io/

            1. 1

              Right but it’s all puff. I can’t find any technical documentation

              1. 2
          2. 1

            Is there a deb/flatpack package to install Elementary mail on Ubuntu ? Or is this only a rebranded Geary?