It has come to my attention that there is a lot of confusion surrounding EvolveOS right now. I noticed this today after reading a post on Reddit.

It should be made perfectly clear, that both EvolveOS and the Budgie Desktop exist solely for experimentation, with the purpose of discovering/developing new techniques and ideas with the aim of upstream integration in larger projects, such as openSUSE, GNOME, etc.

Call it an oven if you will, where new ideas can be baked to be shared with other projects. A side effect of EvolveOS’s existence will be a usable distro, as a demonstration of what *can* be done. It is not a fork nor is it attempting to diverge any course.

The current look and feel of the Budgie desktop is incredibly simple, though not *quite* Windows 95 .. 🙂 Developers tend to concentrate on internals before aesthetics, and I’m currently working on the infrastructure of the panel, as well as libpeas based plugins. Once that’s done, we can look at making it more aesthetically pleasing, and start to experiment with new ideas and concepts.

For further clarification, please read the About page, where this is already explained.

Happy holidays to all!


  1. Kenneth Starks
    December 20, 2013 12:14

    This is just one of the reasons I quit participating at reddit and slashdot. Everyone gets their tuggers in a twist without knowing the full story or even by trying to find out. Often someone will spout off about something that has already been clarified or rectified in an earlier comment but failed to read before posting. I used to get angry about stuff like that but I don’t even bother anymore. Let someone else tell them what a fool they’ve made of themselves.

    I understand the work you are doing and for what reasons. Thanks for being a solution instead of the continuance of a problem. ;-))

  2. John McCormack
    December 20, 2013 12:21

    Just Keep going Ikey. They’ll either get it… eventually… or they don’t want to listen.

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