Elementary OS 6.1 has already been released and these are its news

Few days ago the launch of the new version of the popular Linux distribution “Elementary OS 6.1” This version continued with the modernization of the “Application Installation Center”, which, in addition to the packages of the standard repositories, offers more than 90 separately supported programs distributed in Flatpak format.

In the new version, the home page layout has been significantly redesigned, At the top of which banners alternate with information on recently launched programs developed with the support of the project. Under the banners, a new section is offered with 12 recently updated applications, for which a quick install button is immediately displayed.

In addition to this, the redesigned pages showing category content selected from applications (for example, audio programs or system applications). LInformation about programs in categories is now displayed as a grid with an explicit separation of free, paid and non-project related applications (downloaded from external repositories such as Flathub), plus a new category “Privacy and security” was added.

It also stands out that the design of pages with detailed information about the selected application has been improved. Instead of displaying warnings about content (for example, sending telemetry, violent scenes or nudity in games) during installation, these warnings are now constantly displayed under the top banner with the name of the application.

On the other hand, we can find in this new version of Elementary OS 6.1 that lThe display was improved in AppCenter on small screens, In addition, a new indicator of the progress of the installation, update or removal of packages has been added, which is combined with the “Cancel” button and is displayed in the upper right corner of the window.

The interface was improved to buy paid applications: in different parts of the AppCenter, a single widget is used to make payments, in which a form is incorporated to change the price for applications sold under the pay-per-use scheme.

In the installer and initial setup interface, the hostname change process has been simplified and problems with assigning an arbitrary name that is convenient for the user have been resolved. In the installer, problems with unused disk partitions in manual installation mode have been resolved and a warning message about job details has been added during installation to a virtual machine.

In Housekeeping, In addition to configuring the automatic deletion of temporary files and emptying the recycle bin, option to delete downloads is provided.

The interface was redesigned to quickly switch between windows: Instead of displaying the current window directly in the bottom pane, bringing the window itself to the foreground, switching between windows is now controlled by a separate widget that is displayed in the center of the screen and displays the window icons and titles open.

It is also highlighted that the work was improved with programs from external repositories, such as FlathubFor example, programs from external repositories are shown immediately after activating these repositories, without the need to restart, in addition to the fact that the web version of AppCenter was updated.

When installing specific DKMS drivers, AppCenter will now automatically install the necessary Linux kernel headers.

The compilation of all the applications distributed through the AppCenter for the ARM64 platform has been implemented, which allows them to be used on devices such as Pinebook Pro and Raspberry Pi 4.

The application menu offers the ability to launch GPU-linked programs specific on systems with hybrid graphics (eg NVIDIA Optimus), plus improved detection of newly installed programs was implemented.

In the audio control indicator, the icons have been replaced, Volume slider scrolling has been improved and incorrect analog output devices are hidden.

The web browser is synchronized with GNOME Web 41 and in this new version the design of the toolbar was modified, performance optimizations were made and the rounding of the corners of the windows was implemented and search functions have been added to the configuration, in addition to the design of the search engine. Search and password management interfaces has been completely redesigned.

In the file manager, the movement of bookmarks has been improved to the sidebar in drag and drop mode, fixed issues with renaming bookmarks and added the ability to open bookmarks in a new tab, besides that the selection was improved for the groups of files with the mouse.

Finally if you want to know more about this new version system, you can check the details in the original post. The link is this.

Download Elementary OS 6.1

Finally, if you want to download and install this Linu distributionx on your computer or you want to test it under a virtual machine. You just have to go to the official website of the distribution and in its download section you will be able to obtain the image of the system.

The link is this.

For free download from the project website, enter 0 in the field with the donation amount. You can make use of Etcher to save the image to a USB.

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