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Symbiose 1.0 beta 5

Build Status

This version (beta) is unstable.

Key features

  • Apps:
  • Calculator (essential!)
  • Brackets code editor
  • Basic text editor (gedit)
  • File manager with copy-paste, drag'n'drop, file sharing, searching...
  • Google Docs to display and edit your documents
  • Chat app which supports XMPP (Google, Facebook, with multiple accounts and OTR encryption) as well as WebRTC (text messages, file sending, video calls, screencasts...)
  • Basic word processor
  • Basic multimedia player
  • Music player (based on GNOME Music)
  • Basic web browser
  • Terminal (with a basic interpreter)
  • Image viewer, archive manager, software centre...
  • Customizable: themes, background and so on
  • Multiple interfaces: Elementary OS, GNOME Shell, GNOME Panel (GNOME 2), Windows 7-like, mobile, CLI
  • Easy configuration with a System settings app and simple config files
  • Dropbox, Google Drive, FTP, FTPS, SFTP (SSH) integration
  • LDAP authentication support
  • Firefox Marketplace apps integration
  • Native GTK3 apps can be displayed on the web desktop using Broadway
  • Available in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish
  • WebSocket support
  • Can be used in standalone mode (which just requires a static server, no PHP)
  • And more!


You can try Symbiose on our website : (username : demo, password : demo).

Bug tracker

Have a bug ? Please create an issue here on GitHub :


Run the following command on *nix:

curl -sS | sh

On Windows or if you prefer a manual installation, see

Software requirements

  • Server:
  • PHP >= 5.3
  • Database: optional (off by default)
  • Client: a fast and modern web browser (e.g. the latest Mozilla Firefox). Tested on:
  • Firefox (latest version)
  • Chromium (latest version)
  • Internet Explorer 10+, if you're lucky!

NB: Symbiose can also run in standalone mode, which doesn't require PHP.


Symbiose is licensed under the MIT License (MIT). A copy of the license is available in LICENSE.

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