A review of Elementary OS Freya, written by Gary Newell, published in everydaylinuxuser claims that it is a simple GNU/Linux distribution and is a good choice even for beginners who are not interested to get familiar with command line interface. He also says that, simple and neat user interface provided in Elementary OS Freya, makes things more simple.
Elementary OS is a Linux distribution based on the long term support version of Ubuntu. It has been designed to be easy to install, easy to use and because it is lightweight it runs on older hardware as well as more up to date computers. The main thing to note about Elementary OS is that every aspect of it has been designed to look and feel aesthetically pleasing. If you aren't comfortable with the idea of using the Linux terminal then Elementary OS might be the operating system you are looking for. In this review I will be looking to judge whether Elementary OS really serves its purpose as a distribution that anyone can use and whether it really is easy to use.