Elementary OS 5 Juno is Released and Available to Download - After a little over a year of development, the new fast, open, and privacy-respecting alternative to Windows and macOS is extremely proud to announce the stable release of Elementary OS Juno!.

Juno is the newest version of elementary OS, a design-oriented and open source based on Canonical's Ubuntu18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) operating system for desktops and laptops.

It succeeds Loki which was released in June of 2016.

This is the culmination of a ton of updates and improvements with three major goals :
  1. Provide a more refined user experience
  2. Improve productivity for new and seasoned users alike
  3. Take developer platform to the next level

Here are some screenshots how Juno looks like :

Elementary OS 5 Juno About

Elementary OS 5 Juno

Elementary OS 5 Juno Menu

Elementary OS 5 Juno Menu


For your information, 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.

What's New in Elementary OS 5 Juno

The most notable changes in this release are :
  • New look for folder icons
  • Redesigned Date & Time indicator
  • HiDPI improvements
  • Git integration in Code app
  • App Centre tweaks
  • File manager optimisations
  • Theme & icons updates
  • Folder icons are now manila, not blue
  • Improved Photos editing dialog
  • New green fern wallpaper
  • LVFS dropped from the default install

Elementary OS 5.0 Juno review from InfinitelyGalactic :

Recommended System Specifications

While it don't have a strict set of minimum system requirements, Elementary recommend at least the following specifications for the best experience :
  • Recent Intel i3 or comparable dual-core 64-bit processor
  • 4 GB of system memory (RAM)
  • Solid state drive (SSD) with 15 GB of free space
  • Internet access
  • 1024×768 display

Download Elementary OS Juno

Juno is available to download from the official website of Elementary OS. You can pay-what-you-want to support the development or click the Custom button and fill with 0 to get the .iso for completely free.

Don't forget to verify the download matches that checksum before trying to install.

This will ensure that you've received the full complete download, so your install image is not corrupted in any way.

Open terminal and run the following command :

sha256sum elementaryos-5.0-stable.20181016.iso

It should produce the output :