Authors


Avi Romanoff

Enthusiasm Evangelist

Attack of the Settings


Cassidy James Blaede

Co-founder & CXO

Goodbye, Bountysource

We’re leaving Bountysource. Here’s why.

Now Shipping elementary OS

Over a dozen models from two retailers, and counting

Hera Updates for May, 2020

Improvements across AppCenter, Files, and more for OS 5.1.5

Hera Updates for April, 2020

Screen Time & Limits, a revamped Applications Menu, deep System Settings search, and more for OS 5.1.4

Hera Updates for March, 2020

OS 5.1.3 brings improvements and fixes across the board

AppCenter for Everyone Remote Sprint

What we accomplished despite postponing the in-person sprint

AppCenter for Everyone Campaign Results

Stats, sprint plans, and more

Hera Updates for February, 2020

Improvements to AppCenter, Files, Code, and more

Stretch Goal: Privacy & Security Sprint

Tackling further improvements to privacy and security in AppCenter and elementary OS 6 →

AppCenter Spotlight: Planner

Never worry about forgetting things again

Hera Updates for January, 2020

Focusing on developers, privacy, and fine tuning

Our 2019 in Review

And looking forward in 2020

Introducing elementary OS 5.1 Hera

A major update on a solid foundation

Rebuilding elementary OS

Our road to a better release process, automated builds, and more

Updates for October, 2019

The Flatpak Update. Plus: prepping for LAS and wrapping up Hacktoberfest.

Updates for September, 2019

Updates to apps, settings, and more—plus kicking off Hacktoberfest

Updates for August, 2019

Plus some info about the 5.1 release

elementary at GUADEC 2019

Hanging out with GNOME in Thessaloniki, Greece

Welcome to the New Blog

Why we left Medium, and how!

Updates for July, 2019

Lots of small updates, and a new blog!

Licensing for our Written Content

Using Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike

Get Settled into elementary OS with Onboarding

Designed to improve the first-run experience

The Need for a FreeDesktop Dark Style Preference

It’s time for the FreeDesktop to catch up

User Interface Study Findings

Regarding Custom Styles, Dark Modes, and Night Light

In my time contributing to elementary and GNOME, I’ve become familiar with pleas from users to implement official support for arbitrary themes — while that itself is a large and controversial topic, I have been working over the past few years to...

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Developer Tips: GitHub Workflow

Best practices to make development faster and easier

elementary AppCenter + Flatpak

Preparing for the future

Parental Controls & Metered Data Hackfest

Working with GNOME on shared features

Accessibility Features Are Just Features

An OS-wide curb-cutting effort

AppCenter Website Updates

Release notes, prices, and more

GNOME’s New App Icons Drop Pixel-Precision and Hinting

What it means for elementary OS

Privacy and elementary OS

How we protect your data from ourselves and others

AppCenter Spotlight: Fondo

Find the most beautiful wallpapers

AppCenter Spotlight: Write.as

Publish a thought in seconds

elementary OS 5 Juno is Here

Refinement, Productivity, & an Improved Developer Platform

AppCenter and Content Ratings

Using open standards to empower users and parents

We’re Back from LAS 2018

Sharing knowledge and wisdom in Denver, Colorado

AppCenter Spotlight: Minder

Create, develop, and visualize your ideas

Why We Use “Checks” in Checkboxes and Radio Buttons

Checkboxes and radio buttons are honestly used pretty sparingly in elementary OS, and even more sparingly together. When they are used, it’s fairly obvious from context whether it’s a multi-select or exclusive-select situation. Further, with radio buttons it can be...

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Introducing New AppCenter Sharing URLs

Easily share apps to users whether or not they’re on elementary OS

AppCenter Spotlight: Tootle

Lightning fast client for Mastodon

Developer Tips: Backgrounding & System Integration

Best practices for making your app a first-class citizen

AppCenter Spotlight: Transporter

Hassle-free file sharing

Why the Looped Square (⌘) Symbol?

Let’s talk about elementary OS 5 Juno

Introducing New AppCenter Categories

Better for both users and developers

Scratch is now elementary Code

More than a name change

Cleaning Up App Codenames

GitHub and RDNN make for a more sane scheme

Building the Future of elementary OS

Why AppCenter is the center of our platform

What is HiDPI

and Why Does it Matter?

Switching from macOS: Open Source

What exactly is Open Source about and why does it make elementary OS better?

Switching from macOS: Hardware

In the Apple world, you have one choice for hardware: whatever Apple makes. With elementary OS, your options are far more vast.

Switching from macOS: Creative Work

What it’s like to do creative work or work alongside a designer on elementary OS

Switching from macOS: Developer Environment

Part 2 of a 5-part series

Switching from macOS: The Basics

Part 1 of a 5-part series

GNOME West Coast Summit

Payments

Or, “Why we make you type $0”

While our desktop developers are hard at work making Freya happen (we just released beta 2!), our web developers and many new contributors are collaborating over at GitHub to bring our new website to life.

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A Music App Shouldn't Be a Podcast App

10×10 Design Process

The problem and a possible solution

Hello, Luna Beta 1

Managing Criticism on Both Ends

I’ve been working with elementary and the community for quite some time now, and I’ve gotten a pretty good feel for the individuals that make up the awesome team. Not only that, but I know the direction of the project...

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Eating Our Own Dogfood

Woof!

Eating your own dog food. Taking what you dish out. Talking the talk and walking the walk. It’s a seemingly simple concept that has very important ramifications for the entire development process. If you’re an elementary contributor, developer, or someone...

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Daniel Foré

Founder & CEO

Hera Updates for June, 2020

Fixes and improvements with OS 5.1.6, plus a note about the future

AppCenter for Everyone

Taking the indie, open source app store to the next level →

Say Hello to the New Greeter

Our redesigned login and lock screen

Today Is My 30th Birthday

And I have a small request

Juno Updates for April, 2019

New settings, redesigned dialogs, smashed bugs, and more

Juno Updates for March, 2019

While we made a pretty big announcement on April 1, March wasn’t without its own hard work

A New Native File Chooser

And how you can get your apps ready for it

Juno Updates for February, 2019

Bug fixes and performance improvements

Juno Updates for January, 2019

We’re back from the holidays with plenty of updates

Our 2018 in Review

A look back at the past year of elementary

Juno Updates for December, 2018

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

Juno Updates for November, 2018

It’s not the end of the cycle, it’s just the beginning

Things We Learned at GUADEC 2018

You can drink on the beach in Almería

Building the Next Generation of Apps

Platform improvements and goals for Juno

Meet the Upcoming Installer

Making elementary OS more “gettable”

About AppCenter Payments

Building a sustainable app ecosystem

Our 2017 in Review

Looking back on a year of active development

Every month this year, we’ve published a blog post outlining all of the updates that we’ve released during that month. We’ve made a strong effort to support Loki with regular bug fixes, new features, and other improvements. We’ve also made...

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AppCenter & the Future of the Universe

How elementary OS can “cross the chasm”

Peace Out, About Dialogs

and hello metadata standards

So You Wanna Publish on AppCenter

Helpful tips, common pitfalls, and frequently asked questions

elementary + GitHub

We’ve completed our move

You Are Not the Product

A reminder about our stance on advertising and tracking

Making System Settings Access a Cross-Desktop Feature

A new cross-desktop URL scheme specification

Busting Major Myths Around elementary OS

A look at the facts

The open source desktop landscape is complicated. There are many distros, many desktop environments, and so many things to know about each of them. We often see folks fall into some of the same pieces of misinformation when reporting on...

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We’re Now Hosting Valadoc.org

RE: Geary

Continuing the legacy

Sometime last year the Yorba website was subtly changed from “Yorba is a non-profit free software group” to “Yorba was…”. This made us very, very sad at elementary. Before that, we’d been working on building a better relationship with Yorba....

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Our 2015 in Review

To get into the New Year’s Eve spirit, here’s our year in review!

We can’t believe that 2015 is almost over! It’s been a great year for elementary. So much has happened and we’re super excited to see what 2016 has in store. To get into the New Year’s Eve spirit, here’s our...

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What’s Up With HiDPI Icons?

Thoughts from the GNOME WestCoast Summit

Goodbye Sourceforge

Our time with them has come to a close

Why we write elementary apps in Vala

A tremendously effective tool for our needs

The Heuristics of Headerbars

What's (Still) Up With Window Controls?

In my original post, “What’s Up With Window Controls?”, I outlined some of the things we were thinking about window controls in elementary and the beginning of an experiment. As of now, we’ve been running that experiment for about a...

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What's Up With Window Controls?

It’s the stuff of epic flame wars. “My button position is better than yours” surely gets the blood boiling. So let’s take a second and talk window controls. What do they do, why do we have them, what order should...

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Distros, Platforms, and Where We Fit In

We often get asked to distribute software like LibreOffice, Firefox, Google Chrome, WINE, applications that use Qt, etc. And for the traditional Linux distribution this is a perfectly reasonable request. The typical distro make up for home users consists of...

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Karen Sophia

Customer Engagement

A Wild Karen Sophia Has Appeared!

And she’s bringing stickers back


Keli Grubb

Developer

New Hera ISO Available for Download

Our new release process brings us elementary OS 5.1.2


Eric Londo

Editor of Linux++

Linux++ Interviews Cassidy

An excerpt from Linux++ issue 20


Peter Uithoven

Front-end Developer

Juno Updates for June, 2019

A Few Little Big Fixes

Juno Updates for May, 2019

New features and fixes