Welcome to Enso Docs
This guide will provide you with all of the information you will need to be able to get started with Enso OS
Our operating system is designed for individuals of all abilities from beginner to expert and this guide is set out to refelct that by providing information for all, no matter your level of knowledge
Our goal is to create a simple and usable environment which requires very little configuration by the user, but still allows configuration if needed. There are some great open source projects available and we look bring them to one place to provide a system that will enable people to use and hopefully better these works. The amount of time that is put in by developers to bring free, open source software to users is astounding and something we are looking to embrace and contiune here at Enso.
First things first
Enso OS is built on GNU/Linux (aka Linux), if you are unfamiliar with Linux you may wish to get some further information, you can find a very detailed - Wikipedia article about Linux which contains far more information than I could provide regarding the matter.
There is already tons of information across the internet regarding the differences of Linux and Windows Googled here that should be able to provide you all the information that you need to know.
If you are looking to install Enso on your laptop but are unsure about whether it is compatible, use these helpful tools provided by Ubuntu here or Debian here to help, Enso is built on Ubuntu so a system that works with Ubuntu should work with Enso
A more technical explenation
Enso OS is a custom build of Xubuntu 16.04.01, which incorporates Xfce over the top of Ubuntu, Enso intergrates Gala WM (from the Elementary project) into Xfce to give it some nice animations and further functions. It also comes with Panther Launcher (a fork of Elementary's Slingshot) with slight tweaks to enable it to work better with Xfce, and Plank the 'simplest dock on the planet' to swtich between applications.
Enso OS is now released and ready to download, get version 0.1 now!
Head over to our SourceForge Page or directly download it here -
In our installation tutorial we will be using Etcher to burn Enso to a USB pen drive, you can find the installation media of this application on their site this application will work on Windows, Mac and Linux machines. You can also use whichever application you see fit.
Donations & Support
Like our work? For our project to contiune we are soley based on your support and donations, we don't add any spyware or spamware to our software in order to keep it running smothely and to protect your privacy.
Please give what you can :)
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Or buy us a coffee
If you wish to get involved in this project whether it's from a design / develoment or something else perspective then head over to our Github page
You can also report any issues with our software here