Wed. Aug 12th, 2020

elementary OS 5.1.6 Hera releases: beautiful Linux distro

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Elementary OS is a well-polished desktop Linux distribution based on Ubuntu, known as the most beautiful Linux distribution. In fact, Elementary was originally a theme beautification project in Ubuntu and later evolved into a standalone distribution due to its popularity. On its official website, elementary OS introduces itself to a fast, open-source alternative to Windows / macOS.Elementary OS is a derivative of Ubuntu so it’s fully compatible with all Ubuntu packages. Although based on Ubuntu, it abandoned many of the default Ubuntu applications and used many lightweight alternatives. For example, the mail program uses Geary Mail instead of ThunderBird, the terminal uses the Pantheon Terminal, the text editor uses Scratch, the music player uses noise, the file manager is Pantheon Files and so on.

This beautiful Linux distribution reference a lot of macOS design elements, to provide users with a more concise experience. elementary OS from the appearance of the interface to the system of various design elements is a very beautiful, strong force! If you want to experience the beautiful interface with Linux design, you may wish to consider it.

Changelog v5.1.6


This month’s updates to AppCenter include a fix for Flatpak runtime updates that were hidden. This should resolve an issue where you whould receive an update notification only to find an empty updates view. We’ve also tracked down and resolved an issue that caused runaway CPU usage when a certain number of app screenshots were viewed. Both of these fixes come courtesy of David Hewitt, who you can sponsor on GitHub here.


A couple of regressions in Files’ pathbar behavior were resolved, namely when selecting breadcrumbs or activating their context menus. We’ve also resolved reported issues regarding files containing the # character, and fixed an issue with windows resizing with long file names in the list view. Plus, the handy disk space indicator in the sidebar now changes to warning or error colors when the disk becomes too full.


Videos should now start up much faster with a large video library, and we added more robust handling for missing or moved library folders. Plus, this release includes fixes for loading external subtitles.

And More

Thanks to new contributor Michael McClurg, Calendar and the accompanying Date & Time indicator now report the correct time for events which were created in a different timezone. Now you won’t be confused about the start time of that meeting with colleagues in other countries!

Also, several system components received minor updates to ensure that sessions end quickly and safely when logging out and shutting down.