Hello Linux Geeksters. Hello Linux Geeksters. Enlightenment is a stacking window manager for the X Window System. It can be used as a standalone desktop environment, or as an window manager for Gnome or KDE. Being lightweight, it uses less amount of RAM.
The latest version available is Enlightenment E18 Alpha 3,which comes with some new features. Among others, E18 brings a new background manager, optimizations for the EFM, the default file manager of Enlightenment, a new system tray which brings better intergration to the panel, a new audio controller with support for mpris and dbus, enabling the users to operate some players.
Most probably, E19 will bring support for Wayland, Intel and Red Hat’s system compositor.
In this article I will show you how to install Enlightenment E18 Alpha 3 on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pear OS 8, Pear OS 7 and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.
Because it is available via PPA, installing Enlightenment E18 Alpha 3 on the listed Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pear OS and Elementary OS systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the enlightenment package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:vase/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install enlightenment