There are lots of well-known Linux distributions that are being used by open source enthusiasts as their daily-use operating systems. While some Linux distributions are suitable for older or slower hardware, others are famous for being heavily customizable. If we discuss the ones that are most elegant, elementary OS proves to be the best option. Often called ‘poor man’s Apple’, elementary OS looks and feels like OS X.
After spending more than a year in development, the elementary OS team has released elementary OS 0.4 Loki. This release follows Freya, which was released in April of 2015.
For this release, Loki development team closed about 1,000 issue reports and acted on more than 20 blueprints. Overall, these changes bring stability and security improvements to the operating system.
This Ubuntu-based distribution is based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Linux kernel 4.4. It brings improved hardware support, including 6th-gen Intel Skylake CPUs and graphics. More changes come in the form of support for ambient light sensors.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht