Finally the new version of Elemental OS 5 Juno was released. Elementary OS is an Ubuntu-based distribution showing the Pantheon desktop environment and a set of custom applications.
As stated above, Elementary OS vComes with a desktop environment called Pantheon and many custom applications, including photos, music, videos, calendar, terminal, files and much more.
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What's New in Elementary OS 5
Elementary OS 5 June brings a refined desktop experience that claims to compete with MacOS and Windows for desktop usability.
The project team has focused on improving the user experience, improving productivity, and taking its developer platform to the next level.
There are several improvements to the desktop, file manager and central software in this new version.
Elementary OS 5 brings many package updates, an optimal IDE for developers with elementary Code, updated Music and Photos applications, adjustable windows, a picture-in-picture mode for the desktop and various other features.
Among the new features, the highlights of the animated indicators in the system panel, the new installer and the initial setup wizard, updated default applications, HiDPI support and night light function which helps prevent eye strain during PC use and more.
Developers can set a price, while buyers can always pay what they want ("pay what you want" model).
In Elementary OS 5, users can now select a quantity much easier. If a user has selected 0 euros and, therefore, they have obtained the application for free.
Now a slash is added to file paths when you type in the path bar. The thumbnail feature has also been improved, which means renaming or new files should get the correct thumbnails more consistently.
Icons, stylesheets and wallpapers
The stylesheet now provides an "inline" style for the tab bars. This means that if an app opts for this style, its tabs can better match the content they are switching between, rather than always having the chrome color.
Users can now mark any key as a Compose-Key. Selecting a keyboard layout is even easier. Paste from clipboard can be disabled with the middle mouse button.
In addition, ElementaryOS can disable the touchpad when the user writes the texts with the keyboard.
The new "cleanup" function automatically frees the hard disk of temporary files that have been moved to the trash.
In addition, users can send a donation to a software developer via the new "Fund" button and thus continue to support him.
The developers have also revised the payment window, in which the buyer enters their credit card information.
Music and photos
Music Management Music has a redesigned user interface. Information about an album now appears on the border in a sidebar.
The new dark look for photos should make it easier to navigate your photo collection and edit your images.
The effect settings window has been improved for developers. The camera app is even easier to use and offers a new timer with a 3, 5 and 10 second delay.
The screenshot tool has received a shiny new look and remembers your settings.
When saving, the tool also proposes a file name that contains the current scale factor of the screen.
Download Elementary OS 5 Juno
In order to obtain this new system image and install this Linux distribution on your computer or you want to test it under a virtual machine. You just have to go to the official website of the distribution and in its download section you can get the system image.
You can make use of Etcher to save the image to a USB.