Thursday, July 5, 2018

Download Elementary OS Juno 5.0 Beta ISO (pre-release)

Linuxslaves.com - The first beta for Elementary 5.0 Juno is now available to download. Based on GNU/Linux Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver, the Juno will ship new features and changes.

If you familiar with this distribution, releases are numbered in decimal points like 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, .04. But the upcoming releases will use 5.0 instead of 0.5.

Codename Juno

The Elementary OS releases are codenamed after Roman / Greek / Norse gods and goddesses. That’s why there are Jupiter, Luna, Freya, and Loki.

Suggested read :

Juno is an ancient Roman goddess, the protector and special counselor of the state. She is the wife of Jupiter and the mother of Mars, Vulcan, Bellona and Juventas.

This is a Pre-release

Daniel Fore, the founder of the elementary OS, told "Beta is a special release intended for our 3rd party developers and highly technical users. Developers need a pre-release in order to test and take advantage of new platform features".

Elementarty OS Juno

"If you are press or a reviewer, please do not “review” this pre-release. When you publicize buggy, unstable pre-release images it can damage our brand and hurt adoption and sales of the final production-ready release".

"If you would like to be first to review, shoot us an email at press@elementary.io and we will contact you with a full embargoed press kit  including high resolution imagery and a full rundown of the changes before the final release".

What’s New in Elementary OS 5.0 Juno?

Here are the new features of the next major release of Elementary :
  • Night Light feature
  • Icon changes
  • Expanded and refined color palette
  • Improved HiDPI support
  • Desktop panel now adapts to background wallpaper
  • Animated system indicator icons
  • Improved power applet w/ middle-click toggle for battery percentage
  • New Installer and Initial Setup tool
  • Notifications no longer show by default for many apps
  • New sound effect on new notifications
  • Shortcut overlay appears when pressing Windows/Super key
  • New permission model for apps using location

There might be more changes beside the listed above.

Download Elementary OS Juno Beta

Please note, Juno is still under active development. It has known-regressions and bugs, and potentially dangerous.

So if you want to use for production environments, you should wait for final Juno.

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