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elementary OS 6 "Odin" Officially Released, This Is What's New

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One of the biggest new features of elementary OS 6 "Odin" is the highly and long-anticipated Dark Style or Dark Mode, finally allowing you to turn down the lights on your elementary OS desktop. And, the devs made it super easy to enable, right from the Welcome screen (on new installations) or from System Settings > Desktop > Appearance.

If you though elementary OS was beautiful before, wait until you enable the Dark Style, which can be complemented with 10 (ten) new accent colors that are applied to the entire system. Of course, the Light Style is also there, and you can control whether Dark Style is permanent or only from sunset to sunrise.

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Ubuntu-based elementary OS 6 'Odin' Linux distribution

  • Ubuntu-based elementary OS 6 'Odin' Linux distribution is now available for download

    Why don’t more desktop computer users run Linux-based operating systems? Well, software compatibility aside, there is fear of change and the unknown. For a user to switch from Windows, it need to be a fairly simple affair. For years, just installing a Linux distribution was a daunting task. These days, however, it can be faster and easier than installing Windows -- depending on the distro, of course.

    For Linux beginners, once installed, their chosen distro should be easy to use with an intuitive desktop environment. I'm a big fan of GNOME, but understandably, not all folks like it -- especially Linux novices. One particular Linux-based desktop operating system has been focusing on accessibility to all -- elementary OS. This distribution is polished and focuses on being easy to use. It is a good choice for both experts and beginners alike. Today, elementary OS 6, code-named "Odin," becomes available for download, and it is loaded with exciting changes.

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  • elementary OS 6 Odin Available Now ⋅ elementary Blog

    It’s been a long road to elementary OS 6—what with a whole global pandemic dropped on us in the middle of development—but it’s finally here. elementary OS 6 Odin is available to download now.

  • elementary OS 6 Released, Brings Improvements to the User Experience

    elementary OS 6 “Odin” has just been released as a biggest release in the history of this distribution. So let’s find out what’s new.

    Elementary OS is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu that features the custom developed Pantheon desktop environment. It’s been designed with non-technical users in mind and is a great introduction to the world of Linux, but also caters to veteran Linux users.

    Elementary OS is a 100% free to use with an optional “pay-what-you-want model”. It’s very similar to macOS in terms of UI and usability, and is used by millions of beauty lovers around the world.

  • The Wait is Over! elementary OS 6 ‘Odin’ is Finally Here With Exciting Changes

    One of the most anticipated Linux distros in 2021 has finally arrived.

    elementary OS 6 is based on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and it comes loaded with improvements to the user experience and security overall.

    While we already have a list of exciting features in elementary OS 6, let us look at the key highlights of this release.

  • elementary OS 6.0 Released For A Meticulously Crafted Linux Desktop - Phoronix

    The Elementary OS Linux distribution known for its very polished and well crafted desktop experience is out with its big 6.0 "Odin" update.

    This Ubuntu-based Linux distribution continues to pride itself on its polished desktop experience. Elementary OS 6 was designed to offer more controls, allow users to more easily express themselves, and also make it easier to get and more inclusive.

  • Elementary OS 6 released [LWN.net]

    Version 6 of the elementry OS distribution is now available. "It’s been a long road to elementary OS 6—what with a whole global pandemic dropped on us in the middle of development—but it’s finally here. elementary OS 6 Odin is available to download now. And it’s the biggest update to the platform yet!" Headline changes include a new dark-mode theme, a switch to Flatpak for application packaging, a rewritten email client, and more.

  • elementary OS 6 Released, This is What’s New

    It’s here, folk — the elementary OS 6 ‘Odin’ release is now available to download.

    In this post we show you what’s new in elementary OS 6 “Odin”, and point you in the direction of the download link you’ll need if you want to try it out for yourself.

    The latest stable release of elementary OS is based on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and rides atop the Linux 5.11 kernel.

    Also included are numerous new features, several notable UI improvements, and a stack of performance enhancements — so much, in fact, that elementary devs describe this release as “the biggest update to the platform yet”.

    Intrigued? Read on!

New videos about elementary OS 6

  • elementary OS 6 Odin review - Was it worth the wait? - Invidious

    Today marks 1 thousand and 28 days since the release of elementary OS 5 Juno. Oh, incidentally, elementary OS 6 is also out right now, almost 3 years after the last release. That took a lot of time, but it's also one of the biggest releases that I ever reviewed, all distros included. Let's see what we can make of this new desktop! [...] You might have already seen it in PopOS, as the guys at System76 have been using it even before elementary moved to it themselves. It's much streamlined, much more simple, and beautiful, and it's really, really fast compared to the Ubuntu installer. Look and feel The new dark mode: all the default apps, and the system components will adopt it, including the dock, the panel, and its indicators. The dark mode can be further configured in the preferences, to start and end at specific times of day, or even following sunset and sunrise, which is pretty cool. On top of that, you can now change accent colors. This is nicely complimented by the new theme, which isn't a huge departure from the elementary OS 5, but still looks a lot nicer.The default font has also been changed to Inter. Desktop The most prominent feature is the addition of multi touch gestures on laptops and touchpads. These are 1:1 gestures, where the content moves as you move your fingers, and they're extremely smooth and well integrated. These gestures are also present in other system components: in the date and time indicator, in the notification center to dismiss notifications, or even in the settings and the app center to go back and forward. You can even swipe between users on the login screen. elementary OS 6 has a completely redesigned notification system. These can display buttons so you can immediately act on them. They also follow the dark theme, and can be dismissed with a two finger touchpad swipe. The sound indicator now displays available inputs and outputs, and you can select them directly these to quickly switch between them. The power indicator will now show more devices and their battery status, and clicking a device will open a popover with more detailed information about its battery and its total capacity. Sadly, elementary OS 6 still doesn't support fractional scaling.In its place, you have a setting that lets you change the text size, and that will also increase the size of buttons and various elements. Apps First things first, elementary OS 6 is moving to Flatpak. Tasks It's a simple todo list app, reminiscent of Apple's Reminders on macOS. It can sync with caldav tasks, like on Nextcloud or Google tasks, you can create multiple lists, change their font color, and create tasks with date based or location based reminders. Files The file manager changes a bit in terms of behavior: it used to be single click only to navigate, and open files, now it uses a double click to open files, to avoid misclicks and errors. Web It's provided through Flatpak, for faster updates, and it now supports intelligent tracking protection. It has a new reader mode, to get a simpler page reading experience, you can navigate backwards and forwards using two finger swipe gestures, and it follows your dark theme if the website supports that. Mail and Calendar The mail app integrates with the all new online accounts, which is to say, setting an IMAP email account. The calendar app is pretty much the same, except it now integrates with with the caldav part of the online accounts to show events and tasks, which is handy. It can also import ICS files, finally, and works better offline. Terminal and Code The elementary OS terminal has expanded its copy protection notification to multi line pastes, and pastes that include sudo. The zoom levels are now per-tab, tabs can be reloaded from the right click menu, and you can move tabs around and switch between them with keyboard shortcuts if you want. Code, the elementary OS text editor / IDE, has also been improved: you can quickly switch between git projects, closing a project now closes all of its files as well. You can create branches and switch to and from branches, and you can do a full text search withing folders. Code also has a VIM mode, with more vim commands, and it now saves its state better.

  • elementary OS 6 Odin - Final(ly) In-Depth review - Invidious

    The most recent 6.0 release from the elementary OS team has finally dropped and it's time to put Odin through its paces. I deliberately avoided all the developer preview builds to take in all the new at once - and here's my opinions on the matter.

Elementary OS 6 Odin Released! Here’s What’s New

  • Elementary OS 6 Odin Released! Here’s What’s New

    Windows 11 was released recently, and fans are pretty happy about its new features and UI redesign. However, something more massive has been cooking in the Linux community, the elementary OS 6 “Odin.”

    The OS is now available on the official elementary OS website, and it’s one of the colossal releases of 2021. In this article, let’s look at the new features and how to upgrade from older elementary OS versions.

Let's Download elementary OS 6

  • Let's Download elementary OS 6

    Finally, elementary OS 6 released at 10 August 2021. It is the continuation of elementary OS 5 released three years ago. Here's a very short glimpse of it with the official links, torrents, and how to download it for everyone plus a web store to buy a laptop with elementary OS. We're happy with this release and now let's try it together!

elementary OS 6 Odin is an absolute beauty

  • elementary OS 6 Odin is an absolute beauty and it's out now

    he Linux distribution elementary OS 6 Odin is finally here, coming in years after their last release and honestly - it really is a thing of absolute beauty. elementary OS 6 is built on top of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS with the 5.11 Linux Kernel making it good to use for years to come.

    Unlike a lot of other Linux distributions elementary OS is a lot more than a different style and a few tweaked packages. It has their own desktop environment with Pantheon, which has a very clean and clear design. The Pantheon desktop gives you a bottom icon-style dock with a top panel that gives you access to their applications menu, time / date and indicators. All together, it does look very slick.

Elementary OS 6: Nice desktop Linux...

  • Elementary OS 6: Nice desktop Linux completely redesigned and colorful

    After two years of development, the Elementary OS team has released the new version of its Linux distribution. Elementary OS 6 is code-named “Odin”. The developers have further refined the look and now enable users to adapt the given user interface more closely to their own preferences. However, many changes have an effect in the background. The new AppCenter programs are now only imported as flat packs. The updated base on Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS ensures better hardware support.

    The first noticeable change is the new installer. Instead of Ubuntu’s Ubiquity, its own front end ensures a simple installation in just a few steps. The installation routine only asks for the language settings, the desired installation target and recommends the optional data carrier encryption. Partitions can also be specifically selected for installation; the installer uses GParted to make changes to the partition table. The network connection and user account are only set up after the actual installation after the first reboot, which means that the installation is done very quickly. When you log in for the first time, an assistant greets you and helps you with the first steps.

New video of Elementary OS 6.0

  • A First Look at Elementary OS 6.0 "Odin" - Invidious

    Today, I'm taking a quick look at the recently released Elementary OS 6.0 "Odin". Elementary is an Ubuntu-based Linux distro that has its own desktop environment and its own custom applications. It is very Mac-like in its "walled garden" approach to how a desktop should look and function.

One more late one

  • Elementary OS 6 Odin Now Available

    The latest release of elementary OS is now available for download, and according to the announcement by James Cassidy Blaede, it’s the biggest update to the platform yet.

    elementary OS is designed to be easy to use but also “empower you to take control of your own devices and data,” Blaede says.

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Say hello to Elementary OS Odin

  • Say hello to Elementary OS Odin

    Elementary Inc recently released the 6th version of their popular Linux Distro, Elementary OS. In typical Elementary OS fashion, the latest version is named after a god. In this case, Odin Borson, the king of Asgard father to Thor and Hela protector of the realm Nine realms and adoptive father to the naughty god and Disney+ hit T.V show main character, Loki.

    Elementary OS aims to be simple and easy to use so it’s rather conservative when it comes to options, what you can customise and how often it is updated. The only thing that you are supposed to change after installing it is perhaps the wallpaper. This is why it’s one of my top five favourite distros. It kind of takes the Mac OS/Windows approach where the designers make something beautiful and hope it will appeal to everyone rather than GNOME’s complex approach.

Elementary OS 6 Odin released on a 'pay what you want' basis

  • Elementary OS 6 Odin released on a 'pay what you want' basis

    Elementary has released version 6 of its Ubuntu-based operating system, named Odin, on a "pay what you want" model.

    It seems that every other day another Linux distro comes along, claiming to be an easy to use alternative to commercial offerings, and likewise Elementary is billed as a "thoughtful, capable and ethical replacement for Windows and macOS."

    The first look of Elementary OS is appealing, with a somewhat Mac-like Dock, a striking desktop background, and a minimalist user interface. There are some puzzles, though: for example, how to write a review when there is no LibreOffice or equivalent, just a programmer's editor called Code (and no, not the Microsoft one).

elementary OS 6 is Now Available

  • elementary OS 6 is Now Available

    elementary this week announced the availability of what it says is the biggest update yet to its Ubuntu-based Linux distribution, which brings ease of use, pleasant aesthetics, and a commitment to privacy. It’s called elementary OS 6 Odin.

    “It’s been a long road to elementary OS 6—what with a whole global pandemic dropped on us in the middle of development—but it’s finally here,” elementary co-founder Cassidy James Blaede writes. “elementary OS 6 Odin is available to download now. And it’s the biggest update to the platform yet! With OS 6, we’ve focused on empowering you to be in control and express yourself, continuing to innovate with new features, and making elementary OS easier to get and more inclusive.”

    New features include more pervasive support for multi-touch throughout the system, including touchpad gestures; a redesigned notification system, a new Tasks app, support for firmware updates from several PC makers (including Dell, HP, and Lenovo), and major updates to built-in apps like Web (the web browser formally known as Epiphany), Mail, Calendar, Camera, AppCenter, Files, Code (a coding editor), and Terminal.

Linux overview | elementary OS 6 Odin - Invidious

Elementary OS 6 Odin ISO Download

  • Elementary OS 6 Odin ISO Download

    Elementary OS Linux distribution is known for its beautiful interface and recently with the release of the latest version 6 new features have been added. So, if you want to try them out, here is the way to download the latest Elementary OS ISO bootable file to install on a PC or VirtualBox virtual machine.

    After two years’ hard work, the development team of Elementary OS has released the new of its Linux distribution. Elementary OS 6 code name is “Odin”. For those who don’t know about this Linux, it is also based on Ubuntu but with lots of customizations to make it beginner users friendly for those who want a macOS look.

    The developers of the OS have further refined the new version and it now enables users to adapt the given user interface more closely to their own preferences. The noticeable change is the new installer, AppCenter programs now include Flatpak packages and the OS has the updated base on Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS to ensure better hardware support. It also gives it an up-to-date kernel 5.11 including new drivers, which means better hardware support and a bug-free base as most of the glitches have already been rectified by the Ubuntu team in version 20.04.2.

What’s New in elementary OS 6 “Odin”

  • What’s New in elementary OS 6 “Odin”

    There are many Linux distributions (distros) that people claim are good replacements for Windows or macOS. But there are few that have that explicit goal, other than elementary OS, whose sixth major release, “Odin,” was released on August 10, 2021.

    The focus with Odin is on empowering people to be in control of their PC, including additional privacy controls, upgrades related to ease-of-use and inclusivity, and other minor new features. If you’ve been thinking about switching to Linux or looking for a new distro to call home, here are the highlights of elementary OS 6.

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