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Elementary OS 6 Beta Available Now! Here Are the Top New Features

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The upcoming release focuses a lot on UI and UX with some under the hood improvements.
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Ubuntu-based elementary OS 6 'Odin' Beta Linux distro

  • Ubuntu-based elementary OS 6 'Odin' Beta Linux distro 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, it can be faster and easier than installing Windows 10 -- depending on the distro, of course.

    For beginners, once installed, their chosen Linux 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. And now, elementary OS 6, code-named "Odin," has officially achieved Beta status.

Elementary OS 6.0 Beta Run Through

  • Elementary OS 6.0 Beta

    Today we are looking at Elementary OS 6.0 Beta It uses Linux Kernel 5.8, based on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, and uses about 600MB of ram when idling. It is fast, lean but still in Beta as the name says (so keep it in mind).

  • Elementary OS 6.0 Beta Run Through

    In this video, we are looking at Elementary OS 6.0 Beta.

Elementary OS 6 Beta Now Available

  • Elementary OS 6 Beta Now Available

    Additionally, elementary OS 6 includes Flatpak apps out of the box, and the announcement states that all AppCenter apps in elementary OS 6 and beyond will be built as Flatpaks.

    The elementary OS team also notes that beta releases are not meant for use in production; however, they invite users to begin testing elementary OS 6 now.

Elementary OS 6 Beta Is Here: What's New and How to Download It?

  • Elementary OS 6 Beta Is Here: What's New and How to Download It?

    It has been more than a year since the last major release of elementary OS. Ever since then, its popularity has grown multifold thanks to its unique philosophy and desktop environment. After fastidious development over the past few months, the elementary OS team is finally ready to unveil their major release of 2021.

    Elementary OS 6 Odin is right around the corner and the public beta builds are now available for Linux enthusiasts to download and experience before the stable release.

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    It’s been a busy few weeks in FOSS land. A number of well-known software projects have seen new releases, including those rounded up in this recap!

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    We’ll start with a biggie: a distro beta release! Bug hunters and app developers alike can go go hands on with a beta build of elementary OS 6, the distro’s next major release.

    This update is based on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and comes with a number of modest improvements to the Pantheon desktop environment plus updates its associated software stack. There’s also as out-of-the-box Flatpak app support, and a new system installer.

    Monetary sponsors of elementary project get access to daily builds, and the stable version is a ‘pay what you want’ affair. But this beta is, rather notably, available freely. Do note that it won’t be possible to upgrade elementary OS 6.0 beta to the final stable build, though.

Roundup by Ankush Das

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