I've seen how Ubuntu is based on Debian, and how Manjaro is based on ArchLinux.

What is Elementary OS based from?

May I also ask on how the bases differentiate the OS itself?

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Yes. The most easily available resource to find out such things is a site called Wikipedia, accessible with a web browser. There you can find an article on Elementary OS that answers both of your questions:

Elementary OS (styled "elementary OS") is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu.


The Elementary OS project aims to solve a number of perceived deficiencies in the established desktop environments, namely:

  • better global aesthetics by streamlining the user interface;
  • reduce software dependency by using core applications written in the C language or Vala;
  • diminish the need to access the terminal.

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