Earlier this month I told you about three beautiful Linux OS releasing in 2015. Among the three, Evolve OS has just released its first beta version.
Evolve OS is not based on the popular choice of Ubuntu or Fedora. Instead it is built from scratch and it uses PiSi package manager. It is also introducing a new desktop environment called Budgie. Though still in beta, you can easily install Budgie desktop in Ubuntu. It is quite good on the eyes, I must add.
What’s in Evolve OS Beta 1
The first beta now plays most of the media formats and includes several codecs by default. Which means that you can run H264, MP3, DVDs etc straightway, without the need of installing codecs and packages. Totem and Rythembox are the default media players in Evolve OS.
The latest beta also introduces Evolve OS Software Center, evolve-sc. This aims to ease the installation of new software and upgrades. It will soon see automatic driver updates and 32 bit program support as well. You can have a sneak peek at Evolve OS in the slideshow below:
Getting Evolve OS Beta
If you want to try Evolve OS beta, you can download the ISO from the link below.
A word of caution, the downloaded ISO is not UEFI compatible. Which means you cannot install Evolve OS in the same manner as you install Ubuntu on a UEFI system, at least not now. There will be UEFI support in Evolve OS beta 2. Till then you have to control yourself, like I did.
Image courtesy: Evolve OS.