While elementary OS is a Linux distro that's targeted at non-technical users, and serves a privacy-focused replacement for macOS and Windows, with a so-called pay-what-you-want model. This latest version is based on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and comes with loads of improvements and security enhancements.
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS was released on April 23, 2020 and the most notable feature is support for Linux kernel 5.4 which offers the latest kernel capabilities, such as lockdown mode and exFAT support.
What's New in elementary OS 6 ‘Odin’ final release?
Among the loads of enhancements to privacy and security, elementary OS 6 offers Flatpak apps out-of-the-box, lockdown mode and exFAT support.
And for both touch screen and touchpad users, elementary OS 6 offers some exciting new gesture interactions which can be easy to navigate through the system. Also, elementary OS has its own AppCenter Flatpak repository now, with some default applications baked in as Flatpak packages and all apps listed in AppCenter available as Flatpaks as well.
That means all applications will stay isolated from each other without accessing users sensitive data. Other major changes in elementary OS 6 ‘Odin’ final release, includes the following:
- Dark Style & Accent Color
- Multi-Touch Gestures
- First-Party Flatpak Apps & Permissions View
- New Tasks App
- Improved Desktop Workflow & Screenshot Utility
- Online account integration
Additionally, there is a new installer with improved disk detection and error handling, which makes the installation process seamless.
How to Download or Upgrade to elementary OS 6 ‘Odin’ final release?
If you’re new to elementary OS and need a fresh installation, you can download the latest ISO image from the official site.
For more details on the latest release, you can refer to the official announcement to explore more about elementary OS 6.