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Material Design hits the desktop with Quantum OS Linux distro

Quantum OS aims to bring Material Design to the desktop. Though it's not ready for distribution yet, we should see some progress soon.

Published onNovember 23, 2014

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Let’s be honest, we all mostly love what Google’s doing with Android 5.0 Lollipop. So, how about having a little Material Design on your desktop? That’s what Quantum OS (formerly Quartz OS) aims to do, and it looks awesome.

Quantum OS is trying to bring together Material Design and Linux, while using the powerful JavaScript-based language QML. It’s not nearly ready for distribution to the masses quite yet, though Quantum OS will likely leverage an existing Linux distro like Ubuntu. The source code is available on GitHub right now, but it sounds like we still have awhile to wait.

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Michael Spencer, the man in charge of Quantum OS, explains,

Arch is a strong possibility because of the simple packaging manager, lightweight base system, and the rolling release concept. Our goal is to base our work on the latest upstream versions available, with no patches or modifications, so our work will run on any base Linux distro that supports Wayland.

For right now, Spencer and the team are taking suggestions on their Google+ page to help make Quantum OS the best Material Design experience out there.

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