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In the news: Elementary OS 5.1 Has Arrived; Linux Kernel 5.4 Released; System76 To Design And Build Laptops In-House; SUSE Adds SUSE Linux Enterprise to the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure;

Elementary OS 5.1 Has Arrived

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 system 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, a new app for installing Flatpak applications that are not found in the AppCenter.
  • Flatpak support in the Elementary AppCenter.
  • Major upgrades centered around accessibility and the System Settings tool.

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