Regolith Linux

Regolith is a unique desktop environment that ditches the cruft of Windows and Mac knockoffs to provide a productive and beautiful place to get work done. Built on top of Ubuntu and GNOME, Regolith stands on a stable, well-supported, and consistent foundation.

Intro Screenshot

Visual Tour of Regolith...

Upon login, Regolith is relatively free of clutter. A bar at the bottom provides important information such as the time and active workspace.

Empty Screenshot

For those that do most of their work in the terminal, pressing <super>-<enter> is all it takes to get to business:

Terminal Screenshot

Need more terminals? Toggle between horizontal and vertical layouts with <super>-<backspace>:

Terminals Screenshot

Launching apps is as simple as <super>-<space>, type a few letters of the app you're looking for and press <enter> to launch it:

Rofi Screenshot

gnome-flashback provides consistent and simple system management. Tweak your UI, auto mount your USB drives, connect to a wireless router:

Gnome Screenshot

Toggle an overlay via <super>-<?> that presents the most important keybindings until they become muscle-memory:

Conky Screenshot

Big on multitasking? Quickly find the window you're looking for via <super>-<ctrl>-<space>, or navigate over workspaces with <super>-<number>:

Conky Screenshot

Waste no space on frivolous UI and take advantage of every pixel without micro-managing your window layouts:

Dev Screenshot

What Makes Regolith Different

Get Regolith

Install or test drive Regolith from scratch with the LiveCD Installer, or if you already have an existing Ubuntu setup*, simply add it as another desktop session by installing the package regolith-desktop from the Regolith PPA. See the install page for more details.

*Ubuntu 18.04 and Ubuntu 19.04 bases available

Next Steps

Have a look at the Getting Started guide to learn more about using Regolith Linux, see the latest updates, or check out the configuration page and list of HowTos to learn about how to tweak it to your liking. Also have a look at the Keybindings to learn the quickest way around your new desktop environment. Once you've gotten familiar with Regolith have a look at the active RfCs.


Bug Reports Github Issues
Feature Requests Github Issues
Chat Slack Channel
Change Annoucements Mailing List


Regolith is more curation than creation. Here are some of the notable people and entities that produced unaffiliated work independently from which Regolith is based.

Michael Stapelberg and Ingo Bürk Desktop UI
Dave Davenport Desktop UI
yshui Desktop UI
Alberts Muktupāvels Desktop UI
Jesús Castro and Alex Palaistras Desktop UI
Vivien Didelot Desktop UI
Arctic Ice Studio and Ethan Schoonover Colors
Eliver Lara Theme
Sam Hewitt Icons Terminal
Lucas Bellator and Luca Bravo Wallpaper
PJ Singh Infrastructure
Canonical and GitHub Infrastructure