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Elementary OS 5.1 Hera Linux Distro Released: What’s New

Elementary OS 5.1 Hera Linux Distro

Elementary OS 5.1 Hera is the future of Linux on the PC. It’s the amazing environment with some customization. This Ubuntu-based OS was very slow and annoying. But after the one year of developer work, then new Elementary OS 5.1 Hera Linux Distro released to add magic to the OS.

The latest Elementary OS 5.1 update is released with the code name “Hera” which is also available to download now on your PC. It also supports Flatpak as the developers of the OS says that it is “the first non-deb packaging format we’ve supported out of the box.” The great thing is the AppCenter now 10 times faster than its predecessor, sounds great! 

This new free Elementary OS 5.1 Hera update also added Linux Kernel 5.0 courtesy of Ubuntu’s recent LTS hardware enablement stack update.

Here’s the highlight of major features of Elementary OS 5.1 Hera Linux Distro

  • New first-run experience and on boarding tool
  • Flatpak support
  • Redesigned Greeter (login screen)
  • Improved accessibility
  • Improvements to various System Settings
  • App updates
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • New Linux kernel

One of the most useful features introduced in the Elementary OS 5.1, the Flatpak support to let users easily install any third-party apps that are available on the AppCenter. It also helps to manage Flatpak apps with regular apps.

The Sideload new function is specially designed to allow installing Flatpak apps with just one click.

The AppCenter upgrades will also help users to perform multiple tasks easily and 10 times faster than the last elementary OS 5.0. The AppCenter also got the new loading animation for screenshots on app listings, which now support different app sources, improved offline support, and new forward/back navigation buttons. That’s very fruitful. 

There is also a change in login and lock screens, they now look sharper and work better on HiDPI displays as well as notify of Caps or Num Lock enablement, make “Log In as Guest” separate, and provide a more sensitive user switcher with more acceptance.

Also, you will feel glad to know that there is a new Onboarding app which is specially designed to established new elementary OS 5.1 machines and let users to handle privacy settings, activate Night Light, automatically clean temporary or deleting unwanted files and easily install any of your beloved apps.

Also, there has been made some improvements in below things on elementary OS 5.1:

  • System Settings panels
  • Sound settings
  • Mouse & Touchpad settings
  • Desktop Appearance settings
  • Displays settings
  • Bluetooth settings
  • Date & Time settings
  • Language & Region settings
  • Network settings
  • Power settings
  • Security & Privacy settings

Along with all these upgrades, there have been also changing in the Calendar app and improvement in the Camera app as well as in hardware support, updated artwork, and all the latest security updates. Well, you can download Elementary OS 5.1 Hera Linux Distro right now from the official website.

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