Tue. Nov 19th, 2019

elementary OS 5.0 release: 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 are very beautiful, strong force! If you want to experience the beautiful interface with Linux design, may wish to consider it.

Changelog v5.0

Majorly Updated Apps

AppCenter: the Open, Pay-What-You-Want App Store

AppCenter is our built-in app store where users can download free and paid apps that are purpose-built for elementary OS


  • A slash is now appended to file paths when typed into the pathbar. Thumbnailing has also been improved, meaning renamed or new files should more consistently get correct thumbnails.

Icons, Stylesheet, & Wallpapers

  • The stylesheet now provides an “inline” style for tab bars. This means if an app opts into this style, its tabs can better match the content they’re switching between instead of always being chrome-colored.