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Pantheon is an open source and free project that provides users with a unique, superb, magnificent and modern desktop environment designed from scratch. It is the default desktop environment of the popular elementaryOS Linux distribution.

Combines elements from GNOME and Mac OS X

It combines elements from the controversial GNOME desktop environment and the Mac OS X user interface, offering an accessible, easy-to-use and user-friendly graphical environment for GNU/Linux operating systems.

The project is comprised of a few core components that need to be installed in order to get a minimal desktop interface. These include a top panel (wingpanel), a window manager (gala), a dock (plank), an application launcher (slingshot-launcher), and a watchdog service for keeping core Pantheon apps running (cerbere).

Many apps are part of a fully working Pantheon

In addition to the above and in order to have a fully working Patheon desktop environment, users can install the Geary email client, Audience video player, Midori web browser, Noise audio player, Patheon Files file explorer, Pantheon Terminal terminal emulator, and Scratch text editor.

You can also install Feedler RSS feed reader, Footnote note-taking app, Maya calendar, Pantheon Calculator math calculator, Pantheon Print for printer settings, Pantheon Notify notification daemon, Switchboard settings manager, Snap Photobooth webcam viewer, and Webcontracts web services contracts.

Furthermore, you should also install Contractor service for data sharing between Pantheon apps, Dexter Contacts contact manager, elementary Scan simple scan utility, Eidete screencaster, as well as the elementary icon theme, wallpapers, GTK+ theme, Pantheon LightDM Greeter, Pantheon Plank theme, and Pantheon session indicator.

Bottom line

In conclusion, Pantheon is a great and astonishing desktop environment that can easily replace any other open source and consecrated minimal window manager or full featured desktop project, including GNOME, Xfce, Cinnamon, MATE, LXDE, KDE, Razor-qt, Openbox, and Fluxbox.

It can be installed on your GNU/Linux distribution using a third-party repository. Installation instructions can be found on the wiki pages of your operating system.


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