Isis is the successor of Elementary Luna. Elementary Isis images are not public available yet, and Elementary Team does in-house developing.
It’s true, we do have in-house development images of what will become Isis, but they’re so broken and unfinished that we don’t feel it’s safe or useful to put them out there for everyone to try. There’s no point in having a lot of testers report bugs we already know of and flood our bug trackers.
Thus, we ask that you give us some time before we launch a beta version of Isis. The images we have are far, very far away from where we’re going and we all need to be patient since the developers of elementary are all volunteers giving away their free time.
The build server is open, but the download link is private. So if someone knows the URL, it wouldn’t be very cool to post it. If you want to try it, you can ask Elementary guys at Freenode #elementary-dev channel.
Isis comes in two images, one based on Ubuntu 13.10 and a second one based on 14.04, which is what I got.
What is different in Isis than Luna, is the set of libraries and their dependencies which are newer. In some cases, they’re more than 2 years more recent in Isis than in Luna. So it’s a massive update beneath the Pantheon Shell and Pantheon Applications.
It is meaningless to demonstrate anything from the new features of ElementaryOS, because these snapshots are quite broken and incomplete. But I had it, so why not screencasting it?
Elementary OS is more Desktop-Oriented than Gnome, and more modern and plain than Cinnamon. It is kinda a hybrid between those two. There is potential on this project, and it wouldn’t be a surprise if they achieve something really good in the near future.
- https://launchpad.net/elementary Elementary in Launchpad
- https://launchpad.net/~elementary-os/+archive/daily Daily PPAs for Ubuntu