Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Enlightenment is an open-source desktop environment, which contains customizations with animations, effects and dedicated applications.
The latest version available is Enlighthenment E20, which comes with support for both GTK+3 and Qt5. For now it is still under development, but it can be already installed via a third party PPA.
Key features of Enlightenment E20:
- Changing themes and icon themes easily through the menu or from the command line
- Ability to display icons on the desktop
- Virtual Desktop Grid
Fully modular design, can be loaded and unloaded dynamically external modules. Some of the modules included by default are:
- Pager – To switch between virtual desktops
- iBar – Application Launcher
- iBox – taskbar that shows minimized applications
- Taskbar – Toolbar advanced tasks
- Bluez4 – Manager Bluetooth devices
- Dropshadow – Effects of shade for all windows.
- Clock – Analog Clock / Digital
- Battery – Battery status on laptops
- CPUFreq – Monitoring CPU frequency
- Temperature – Temperature monitoring
- Econnman – Connection Manager
- Music-Control – Control of the media library
- Appmenu – Control Application menus DBus
- Conf_comp – Control options composer
- Illume – Changes to the user interface to function more clearly on mobile devices
- Terminology – An advanced terminal emulator
In this article I will show you how to install Enlightenment E20 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Pinguy OS 14.04, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, Linux Lite 2.0, LXLE 14.04 and other Ubuntu derivative systems.
Because it is available via some third party PPA, installing Enlightenment E20 on Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the enlightenment and terminology packages. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:enlightenment-git/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install e20 terminology
Optional, to remove enlightenment and terminology, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove enlightenment terminology