Elementary OS 5.1 Has Arrived

Dec 09, 2019

One of the most highly regarded Linux desktop distributions has released its next iteration.

If you’ve not heard of Elementary OS, chances are you don’t know what Linux is. If, on the other hand, you have heard of Elementary OS, and you’ve yet to give it a try, now’s a great time. Why? The latest release, 5.1 (aka “Hera”) is available and it promises to be the best release yet.

Elementary 5.1 brings a number of new and exciting changes to what is often considered the most elegant desktop operating systems on the market. Some of the new changes to the platform include:

  • A new first-run experience that makes onboarding seamless and simple. The app is modular and includes introductions to: Location services, Night Light, Housekeeping, and the AppCenter.
  • A brand new login window that looks more refined and includes numerous bug fixes.
  • Sideload is a new app for installing Flatpak applications not found in the AppCenter.
  • Flatpak support in the Elementary AppCenter.
  • Major upgrades centered around accessibility and the System Settings tool.

Although it might seem like a minor release (going from 5.0 to 5.1), Hera should be considered a major upgrade. Elementary releases new platform versions every two years. However, this particular release is significant enough to warrant its own name and identity.

Download Elementary OS 5.1 here.  

Official announcement here.

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