Linux continues to gain popularity not only due to its open-source nature but also because it’s highly smooth and fast. Compared to Windows or MacOS, it is lighter, less resource hungry and has fewer vulnerabilities and bugs. Its open-source nature and lack of strict rules also make it very customisable. This allows each Linux distribution out there to have its own unique features and characteristics. And two of the most popular Linux distros out there are Ubuntu and Elementary OS.
Elementary OS is an Ubuntu-based OS that promotes itself as fast, open and privacy-conscious replacement to MacOS or Windows. While at first glance its design may appear very similar to MacOS, its design is functional and unique in its own way. It is based on a ‘pay what you want’ model and using can even download it for free. But considering how useful it is, any donation is surely well deserved.
Elementary OS originally started as a set of themes and applications designed for Ubuntu, but due to their high popularity and demand, it turned into an OS. It is based on Ubuntu’s Long Term Support Releases. It includes its own app store known as the AppCentre.
And fans of Elementary OS will be pleased to know that Elementary OS 6 Early Access is now available. The team has also announced a new website, builds.elementary.io, to host the Early Access version. Elementary OS 6 is now in an installable and bootable state.
Some of the new features coming to Elementary OS 6 include visual upgrades, app updates and increased multi-touch support. Dark style has been expanded to include more system components like Dock panel, Keyboard Shortcuts, system dialogs etc. Users can also now choose their own default accent colour across apps. Communication and organisation apps are also receiving major improvements. Installing the OS and initial setup experience has also improved. There is also a new Tasks app.
This looks to be another promising update for the popular OS and we can’t wait to try of all its new features.