Apricity OS Cinnamon Edition, the power of Arch Linux with the design and agility of Cinnamon

apricity os cinnamon edition

The variety of possibilities it offers GNU / Linux As a platform, it allows us to continuously have access to new and interesting projects, all of them with very good looks and perspectives. As is the case with Apricity OS, an Arch Linux-based distro but with a twist to offer something interesting. And a couple of days ago his Cinnamon desktop-based version, the same one that arose from Linux Mint but as we well know it can be installed relatively easily in any other distro.

Users of a distro like Arch Linux know well what this can offer them, and it is that it is one of those projects that is always at the forefront, on the border between the stable and the new (according to many, a little towards the latter and leaving a bit of side first). If to this we add an environment like Cinnamon, which has always stood out for maintaining the classic layout of the desktops but offering a quite interesting design and outstanding performance, clearly we have a distro that is going to make people talk, as seems to be the case with Apricity OS Cinnamon Edition.

Among the characteristic aspects that it offers us, we have ICE, an SSB engine (Site Specific Browser), which allows us run web apps on desktop And according to the words of its developers, it allows us optimal performance while combining the web and the desktop in a single space in which users can enjoy everything they need in their daily activities. Another highlight comes with the default integration of TLP, the advanced battery management tool, which combined with memory and resource usage optimizations results in promising performance and battery life.

apricity os cinnamon edition

Speaking of positive aspects we cannot leave aside the integration with Pushbullet, having known all the good it has to offer us in the use of our mobile from the comfort of the desk, and always in pursuit of comfort and simplicity we can also mention that Apricity OS Cinnamon Edition integrates Wine and PlayOnLinux by default. Then, in terms of design, they created their own theme for Cinnamon (which looks great thanks to the HiDPI display support), and integrate the Linux kernel 4.4.1 along with the classic favorites such as Firefox, Google Chrome, LibreOffice, Rhythmbox or GIMP.

In short, we are facing a distro that is offered as an alternative interesting for those looking for performance and design, with benefits such as bringing integrated several tools of those that are always needed when it comes to making the leap from Windows, something also reinforced by the use of an installer such as Calamares 2.0 (recently launched).

Further information: Apricity OS (Official Web site)

Download Apricity OS Cinnamon Edition (sourceforge)


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  1.   mantisfistjabn said

    Existing Antergos, I don't see much sense in Apricity ... but this is FOSS and in the end we would all make our own distro if we could :)

  2.   jail said

    Apricitity OS is perfect and friendly for users who do not have much experience in GNU / Linux, it has its archlinux working correctly and although it is in beta it works very well. : D

  3.   Gildardo Cancino said

    Some say that Apricity looks like Elementary in everything I say no, I had this last thing installed for about three months, and it was a lot of fight to make it work decently, I couldn't watch DVD movies for example and they don't know about wasted time that is spent downloading from the repositories the "correct" file to make the movie readers work, another one to change the icons of the bar is easy but in the arrow of the maus the image was stuck and you had to restart the computer every time you did it to put your preferred work programs, and a long etc, with Apricity everything comes installed and this is appreciated, I was testing other light distros like Pear or Deepin, and the truth is that I lean towards this one.