Originally intended to be a ‘user designed’ Linux distribution,
Velt/OS was supposed to be a distribution
Longtime It’s FOSS readers might have read about
VeltOS tried to be different from other Linux distributions with its “
Users could have voted for the proposed feature or create new requests and based on the voting, if enough users agreed with the feature, it would have been included in the next release. The aim was to become 100% community driven OS.
That didn’t work out very well, primarily due to the extremely slow speed of development over a long period of time. Eventually, Velt/OS team gave up the idea of creating a Linux distribution. Instead, they combined their Graphene desktop with other packages and created Velt/OS desktop environment.
Before you proceed, you should know that it’s an experimental desktop environment and it may not be best suited for you if you are looking for a stable experience.
Velt/OS desktop environment can be installed on any Linux/Unix system but it is primarily developed for Arch Linux and thus can be easily installed on Arch Linux.
You can find the
You can also find the source code of Velt/OS on their GitHub repository.
What do you think of Velt/OS? Did you try Velt/OS when it was a Linux distribution? Will you give it a try in a virtual machine? And above all, do we really need a new desktop environment?