We now have over 3,000 downloads of Enso OS, which is far better than we ever thought we'd get so thanks to you guys for downloading an supporting our small project.
The next release of Enso is now in the pipeline, 0.2. Which will include fixes for a few issues that were found in our first release, we also hope to bring in some design changes to make Enso look cleaner and easier to use (nothing too drastic though)..
On top of these small changes we hope to bring in some additional features..
Such as including a 'Saved' or favorite menu to Panther, so users will be able to right click on an application icon and save it to their 'Saved' applications.
Within the right click menu another option will allow you to add or remove (if already pinned) the application to the Plank menu. There is already support on some applications to perform selected tasks (such as opening a new tab in Firefox), but we only recently found out about this feature so thank you Panther team!
We are also looking into other possible changes such as a keyboard shortcut editor and some more information on what shortcuts there are currently, as well as trying to make Gala WM run a little lighter and not consume as much memory as it currently is.
In addition to these changes we are also going to include a great project which we recently stumbled across, it is called Ecosia, which is a search engine that donates 80% on it's profits to different conservation projects around the world, helping to plant trees as you search the web. Now of course we're not going to force you to use this search engine, just include it as either the initial homepage of Firefox or some information about the project in the next release
We're not quite sure yet but we exited by this project and hope to help out in anyway we can.
The Enso team is very happy to announce the first beta release of Enso OS, version 0.1 Seedling!
Enso aims to be a clean and simple OS that is easy to use and incorporates some of our favourite projects from around the Linux world.
Built on top of Xubuntu for a solid and reliable base, we have re-themed XFCE to our own liking, added some nice features to the environment and ship it with some extra application in which we hope you'll enjoy...
Xubuntu is just great, we chose this as a base because in our opinion it is one of the most reliable and sold systems out there, we have been using it for a number of years and have encountered very few issues. We took all of the best features from the existing system and molded it to work with what we required.
Gala (window manager) by the elementary team has been incorporated into the shell of XFCE to provide some nice additional features to our environment. Such as animations on various tasks like launching, minimizing and closing application, application selection and repositioning of application (right, left, maximized or normal), workspace selection and multitasking view.
Panther Launcher is also included in our environment, to help with it's ease of searching for and launching of applications.
Plank is the simplest and nicest looking application dock there is (in our opinion) it does what it needs too and does it without issue.
To download Enso and give it all a try head over to our documentation page to find out where you can download it from.
From there you can also get more information and tutorials on Enso, to help you get going with installing and first use of our system.
Thank you & Enjoy
Thank you for choosing Enso, we do hope you enjoy our OS and let us know of any little teething problems you encounter on our Github page.
We would like to welcome everyone to our site which went live today!
We hope it will provide you with all the information you need regarding Enso OS - our simple Linux distribution which we are hoping to be able to release very soon.
If anyone has questions or feedback please do drop us a comment on our Info page
More updates to come very soon