In a nutshell, no. You can check the elementary Privacy statement on the website, which says:
Your data always belongs to you, and only you. We don’t make advertising deals or collect sensitive personal data. We’re funded directly by our users paying what they want for elementary OS and apps on AppCenter. And that’s how it should be.
And specifically ...
PPAs are inherently unsafe. By adding a PPA, you are giving a 3rd party the ability to distribute/replace any package (including important security-related system packages), and consequently the equivalent of administrator privileges. You should only add PPAs of developers you know to be trustworthy.
That said, theoretically PPAs that target Ubuntu 14.04 (...
You could install the elementary desktop and all the standard applications on top of your existing Unity desktop with these commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:elementary-os/stable
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:elementary-os/os-patches
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install elementary-desktop
You'll probably have to logout and switch ...
Ubuntu uses Unity as its desktop environment and this contains the code for Amazon Web Search and collecting data.
elementary OS has its own desktop environment called Pantheon which like most desktop environments remembers recently used files to enable extra functionality in certain applications while using the OS. This data isn't ...
elementary OS releases are made on a task-based cycle and not a time-based cycle. Releases basically happen like this:
Currently, elementary OS releases are built from Ubuntu repositories. At the beginning of the cycle, we choose a target repository to work from. For Loki, that repo is Ubuntu 16.04.
We set up a daily repository where we build our source ...
TL;DR: It depends, but mostly yes.
For a the vast majority of software, you'll be fine. Apps like LibreOffice, Firefox, Gimp, Transmission, etc all run on elementary OS. Pretty much anything you can get from Software Center will run.
However, there are some apps that have been built specifically for Ubuntu and will not run. The Intel Graphics Driver ...
Logo changed because you use Moka icon theme.
If theme was installed from PPA, logo can be returned to default by following command in the terminal:
mkdir -p ~/.icons/Moka/48x48/places && ln -s /usr/share/icons/elementary/places/48/distributor-logo.svg ~/.icons/Moka/48x48/places/distributor-logo.svg
I would advise against trying to copy over configuration files from Ubuntu, like those found in /etc or ~/.config. There will most likely be incompatibilities that could cause issues over the long term.
I would also recommend re-installing your apps since elementary OS provides different versions than Ubuntu for some very important libraries and some apps.
PPA (Personal Package Archive) are used to include a specific software to elementary OS. Note that sometimes Ubuntu ppas can break things, but this is rare.
The "safeness" of a PPA depends mostly on 3 things:
Who made the PPA - An official PPA from WINE or LibreOffice like ppa:libreoffice/ppa compared to a PPA that I created myself are not the same. You do ...
According to: http://www.networkworld.com/article/3039009/open-source-tools/elementary-boss-watches-the-linux-distro-make-great-strides.html
Do you have a time frame that you're looking at for
releasing the next version of elementary OS? Or are you going with the
"we release when it's ready" approach?
Haha, always 'when it's ready' but definitely ...
You can install a small app called ppa-purge. It will uninstall/downgrade all the apps & libraries installed.
To install ppa-purge, open a terminal and:
sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
To more info, visit the manpage
I was running Elementary 5 in VirtualBox 6 (upgraded from 5) and the GUI stopped working.
Reinstalling elementary-desktop as suggested by @Jeroen using
sudo apt install --reinstall elementary-desktop
did not work for me, but this did:
sudo apt purge elementary-desktop
sudo apt autoremove
sudo apt install elementary-desktop
I'm sure the autoremove isn't ...
So their motto is "when it's ready" but judging by the comments from the guys on the simply elementary podcast there is a pretty high chance it will be released this summer or fall. But there is always a possibility that they decide to do more extensive new development or they run into a bunch of bugs and it might not be till next spring. But most likely it ...
I have found solution by myself. in case of someone has the same problem - windows dualboot uses a fastboot, so after boot into windows do not restart your computer , just shutdown it. after a boot through your eOS/ubuntu , make the following entries in your terminal:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
echo options snd-hda-intel model=auto |...
Just download iso from elementary OS and make bootable USB or CD.
Boot your computer from USB/CD and choose install elementary OS.
The you'll have an option to install elementary OS alongside other systems. Choose it and the you'll have a simple hard drive manager to make some space for elementary OS.
Finally, follow installing instructions on screen. :)
Basically you should separate your /homeand / partitions on your existing system.
Boot the elementary OS live DVD/USB system you want to install
With gparted you should shrink your existing root partition and create a new partition (10-12 GB should suffice)
You can install elementary OS to the new partition
You can mount the old partiton as /home while ...
I would use Aptik to backup applications and settings for compatible applications (Firefox, Thunderbird, etc). Saves a lot of time re-installing.
Back up your Documents, Videos, Pictures, Downloads, etc folders to an another drive so you can restore afterwards.
You probably added the official PPA for Firefox Beta to your repositories. In order to switch back to Firefox stable, you need to remove this PPA again.
Start Software Updater and click at Settings, now switch to the tab Other Software and search for the following lines:
http://ppa.launchpad.net/mozillateam/firefox-next/ubuntu trusty main
Bringing an end to uncertainties, yesterday(14/06/2016) elementary team has announced availability of elementary OS loki beta which is first development release for upcoming elementary 0.4. It means work is under progress and final release can be expected soon.
Elementary 0.4 Loki beta release announcement
elementary OS 0.4 screenshots
There is a small company in Spain that manufactures ultrabooks with elementary OS installed, but for now only distributed in this country.
More info Slimbook.es
They have a video in their webpage showing a Slimbook booting in 12 seconds with elementary OS :
In Germany there is a shop Tuxedo. They offer Linux-specialised hardware. While configuring your new system you can choose elementary OS as pre-installed OS. Other OS's are also Ubuntu-based.
I do not know if they ship international, so have a look at their website.
I have the same problem since few weeks ago, and it is due to this repository: http://ppa.launchpad.net/justsomedood/justsomeelementary. It looks like the repository has just disappeared. If you check the the launchpad's address http://ppa.launchpad.net/justsomedood/justsomeelementary/ubuntu/ you gonna find the message 404:
The requested URL /...
Useragent of Loki default web-browser (Epiphany) is branded as elementary OS now:
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/602.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/8.0 Safari/602.1 elementary OS/0.4 (Loki) Epiphany/3.18.5
Probably to achieve the same effect for third-party browsers from Ubuntu repositories (Firefox or Chromium for example) elementary OS ...
The versions of Firefox and Chromium in the AppCenter are packaged by the Ubuntu developers. I would be surprised if the elementary team packaged their own custom versions of these applications in the future; their focus seems to be on the included Epiphany browser.
If you'd like elementary to show up in your user agent string, you can use Epiphany as Maxim ...