What’s New in Elementary OS 5.1 Hera

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Published on January 30, 2020 by

Elementary OS 5.1 codename “Hera” is the latest minor release of Elementary OS 5.0, brings a major update that adds many improvements and new features, as well as updated components and fresh new artwork.

In this release, Elementary OS 5.1 based on ubuntu 18.04 LTS includes base packages and powered Linux kernel 5.0. Implemented out-of-the-box Flatpak support to make it easier and secure for users to install third-party apps that are not available in the AppCenter but are essential for their everyday tasks.

Also, it comes with Sideload, a new, in-house built graphical utility that lets you install Flatpak apps with a single click. In addition, elementary OS 5.1 adds Flatpak support to the AppCenter so that users can manage Flatpak apps alongside regular applications from the official repositories.

One of the first things users will notice in elementary OS 5.1 “Hera” is the brand new first-run experience as the development team redesigned the login and lock screens to make them look sharper, work better on HiDPI displays, notify of Caps or Num Lock enablement, make “Log In as Guest” more distinct, and provide a more intuitive user switcher.

On top of that, there’s also a new Onboarding app that makes it easier for newcomers to set up their brand-new elementary OS 5.1 machines. This will allow you to manage privacy settings, enable Night Light, set the system to automatically clean temporary or deleted files, or install all of your favorite apps.

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