The Pop!_OS 19.04 released: Linux kernel 5.0, GNOME 3.32, and more


Pop! _OS, the recently released Linux distribution for the well-known Linux notebook maker System76, is based on the Ubuntu and GNOME desktop environments and aims to provide users with a personalized and fresh experience. Although based on the GNOME desktop environment, System76 customizes user interfaces, drivers, and more, with a modern, simple look and a better user experience.

The creative and functional focus of Pop! _OS is aimed at professional users, making Linux desktops more productive and a great helper for engineers, developers, and computer scientists.


The Pop!_OS developer recently released the Pop!_OS 19.04 ISO image. This version includes the following features:

-The Slim Mode option maximizes your screen real estate by reducing the height of the header on application windows

-Dark Mode gives your applications a relaxing ambience for nighttime viewing. Both Dark Mode and Slim Mode can be activated in the Appearance settings menu.

-Refresh Install allows you to reinstall Pop!_OS without losing Users and any data in your Home directories. This feature is available from the recovery partition on new installations (not upgrades). For more information on how to do this, click here.

-Pop!_OS has been updated to use version 5.0 of the Linux kernel

-GNOME has been updated to version 3.32

-Packaging for both CUDA 10.1 and Tensorflow 1.13.1 toolkits

-Gamehub and Lutris are now available through the Pop!_Shop

-Popsicle, the installation media creator for Pop!_OS, has been improved to remove the possibility of UI freezes.

-The NVIDIA driver has been updated from 410 to 418, which provides new hardware support, security and stability fixes, and improves GNOME Shell animations.