The first beta of Elementary OS Loki is now available

Elementary OS 0.4 Loki

We have known for a long time that the Elementary OS guys are working on the new version called Loki. A version that will bring great changes to the operating system such as we have seen in the first beta which was released a few hours ago. And even though Elementary OS Loki is still in the testing phaseThe truth is that we know of new improvements that will make Elementary OS Loki look a little more like Mac OS and a little less like Ubuntu, although it will be just as effective for users who want to use it.One of the main novelties of Elementary OS Loki is in the incorporation of an applet menu or indicator. Thus, all the applets will be collected under the same applet that will open all the functions it has with just clicking on it. It is something known to many because something similar is in Budgie and on the Mac OS desktop. Elementary OS Loki only collects this for its users. Another important change focuses on the installation of third-party software. By default, nothing external to the operating system or official repositories can be installed.

Elementary OS Loki will include its own software center

Thus the installation via ppa or GDebi is disabled, deb packages cannot be installed with double click either. All these changes can be enabled again, but in Elementary OS Loki wants to put safety first and for this reason all this has been disabled, although more advanced users will be able to return to it whenever they want. To make up for this, Elementary OS Loki brings a new App Center, a center where users can download and install secure software, such as in the Android or iOS marketplaces.

It is still in beta, but if you want you can install and test Elementary OS Loki through a virtual machine, a machine that saves you from bugs and problems that the system still has. In any case you can download Elementary OS Loki from this link. Personally I think that Elementary OS Loki is going to bring a lot of changes for Elementary OS users but it seems that all of them are marked by the dictates of Apple, so Will we see in Elementary OS Loki a voice assistant like Siri? What do you think?

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  1.   Julius olvera said

    I hope they correct several errors that it presents, because the distribution is good. In the meantime, I'm still staying with Mint.

  2.   Nicolas Camilo Flores Montenegro said