elementary OS 7.0 will be based on Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish, and a lot of software will switch to using GTK4

elementary OS 7.0

In April this year, Canonical will release a new Long Term Support version of its operating system and all official flavors. Later, other projects will give us versions of their distributions based on the new Ubuntu, and among them will be elementary OS 7.0. A) Yes announced it yesterday Cassidy James Blaede, who, among the information, was also in charge of remembering that the current version (6.1) it will continue to receive support (security patches, etc.) from the Ubuntu repositories even after the 7.0 release.

In addition to being based on Ubuntu 22.04, another of the innovations that will stand out in elementary OS 7.0 is that a lot of software will be based on GTK4. Among other things, this will make the UI look more modern, and if not tell GIMP, who still has no plans to make the jump to the latest version of GTK and whose image editor still looks outdated. .

Highlights of elementary OS 7.0

  • Based on Ubuntu 22.04, which will be released in April.
  • Many applications will use GTK4.
  • Improvements in battery settings and power management, which now allows you to choose the profile between best for performance, to consume less battery or intermediate.
  • New option showing battery health.
  • Automatic updates in AppCenter.
  • Music app with a major design change, partly due to GTK4.
  • From this version, the team is evaluating the possibility of updating from the same operating system, which would avoid having to download the new ISO to update. In elementary 7.0, this would be released very early, but it might also not come until the next version.

Interested users you can now download elementary OS 7.0 from this link, but keep in mind that an "Early Access" version will be installed, that is, early access, which in turn means that it is a test version comparable to the Daily Build of Ubuntu. Its installation is recommended only for developers, «Early Adopters» or in a virtual machine to see what Foré, Blaede James and company have in store for us.


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  1.   richo said

    I'm surprised they announce elementary 7 so quickly, in version 5 to 6 it will take much longer, very good for the team, and excellent continue to support 6.1 for those who seek more stability