Element OS

Element OS was a Linux operating system that was intended for Home theater PC computers. It was discontinued in 2011.[2][3][4]

Element OS
Element OS logo.png
OS familyUnix-like
Working stateDiscontinued
Source modelOpen source
Latest release1.4[1] / 1 September 2010; 10 years ago (2010-09-01)
Available inEnglish
Update methodAPT (front-ends available)
Package managerdpkg (front-ends like Synaptic available)
PlatformsIA-32
Kernel typeMonolithic (Linux)
UserlandGNU
Default user interfaceXfce
LicenseVarious
Official websitewww.elementmypc.com/main/index.php

FeaturesEdit

Element OS was based on Xubuntu and maintained compatibility with the Ubuntu repositories. It used the Advanced Packaging Tool with Element's own custom repositories and the Ubuntu repositories. In addition to the package manager, Element OS incorporated the Allmyapps software center to allow additional applications to be downloaded.[5]

Element employed a customized Xfce interface with similar full-screen windowing effects seen on netbook and mobile interfaces such as the Ubuntu Netbook Remix.[5]

SoftwareEdit

Element OS came with some specialty applications for its role, including XBMC as a media center, the Cooliris Media Browser plugin for streaming content, VLC media player to play back video, Decibel Audio Player and the Transmission BitTorrent client. It also came with the Mozilla Firefox browser with zoom functionality through the "no squint" add-on to aid in web browsing at the higher resolutions that HTPCs often use.[6]

HardwareEdit

Element OS worked together with Eight Virtues, a hardware reseller, to produce EVTV, a custom built HTPC with Element OS installed.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ DistroWatch (1 September 2010). "Element OS 1.4 released". Retrieved 23 March 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Linux Today (January 2010). "Element media.OS v1.0 Beta Now Available". Retrieved 4 May 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Green-Hughes, Liam (February 2010). "Element OS - Linux for your TV and sofa". Archived from the original on 30 March 2010. Retrieved 4 May 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ SinaiSix (February 2010). "Element OS- Your ultimate entertainment Linux OS". Archived from the original on 29 March 2010. Retrieved 4 May 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ a b Element (n.d.). "Element HTPC Technology". Archived from the original on 23 May 2010. Retrieved 29 April 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Element (n.d.). "Featured Apps". Retrieved 29 April 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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