Most of you here must be familiar with elementary OS. If not, read our detailed review of elementary OS Luna first. eOS is basically an Ubuntu based Linux distro with a razor-sharp focus on user interface, just like the Mac OS. As a matter of fact, many elements of the eOS is indeed inspired from the latest iterations of Apple's desktop offering. Luna is the first stable version of the elementary OS ever to be released. And it is built on rock-solid Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise Pangolin", which apparently is an LTS release. So no worries there.
eOS Luna reaches 100,000 downloads in the first week itself
We wrapped-up our comprehensive review of the eOS earlier with a question, "could this become the next big thing in Linux?" It's still very early to arrive at any conclusion. But 100,000 downloads in the very first week of its launch sounds like a very good sign of things to come.
The actual statistics was revealed by community manager and lead UX designer of eOS, Cassidy James. Hereby quoting the original post: "Over 100,000 downloads so far this week. Potentially many more if people torrented without going through our homepage (which is very likely). Right around 50% of those users are coming from Windows."
Distro Wars are hotting up. And this can only be good for the entire Linux community. Though Ubuntu is still leading the charts by a wide margin, Linux Mint and now the elementary OS are going to give it a good run for its money. Oh and we intend to do another review of eOS Luna soon. So stay tuned and thanks for reading.