elementary 0.4 Loki stable released

After almost one year of development activities, elementary team has proudly announced release of elementary OS 0.4 with code name Loki. Loki is a successor of Freya - elementary OS 0.3 - and introduces numerous refinements to stand as a best alternative for people migrating from other proprietary platforms like Windows and OS X.

The elementary OS is an Ubuntu based GNU/Linux distribution that implements best and well examined design plans to provide an out of the box experience for all kind of computer users, whether they are new to computer or linux experts. Toward this goal, elementary OS 0.4 has fixed almost 1000 issues reported in previous releases and implemented around 20 design blue prints.

The major highlights in elementary OS 0.4 Loki can be summarized as follows:
  • The system indicators have been revamped for Loki. You’ll see redesigned indicators across the board, plus icons and text change to be dark or light depending on your wallpaper.
  • The Audio indicator features a redesigned, more compact set of controls for music apps and larger icons for output volume with a convenient mute switch
  • Quickly enable and disable wired and wireless networking with the new Network indicator.
  • The super simple Bluetooth indicator shows bluetooth various useful information.
  • On laptops and other systems with batteries, the Power indicator shows the charging status and remaining battery life
  • The brand new Notification Center catches notifications from apps and lets you see and act on them later.
  • Date & Time indicator has been redesigned with better at-a-glance legibility and subtle animations.
  • The Applications menu on the top panel now displays notification badges from apps, just like the dock, and searches apps’ keywords in addition to their names.
  • System Settings App now support keyword search
  • Display settings for dock which helps to configure display of dock on various screens.
  • notification settings provides more control over notifications
  • Simplified mouse and touchpad settings.
  • Better power management.
  • Redesigned network settings.
  • Introduces online accounts
  • brand new sharing application
  • and more.
For more information and feature screenshots, see release announcement published in projects website.

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