Software update: elementary OS 5.1

Version 5.1 of elementary OS, also known as Hera, has been released. Elementary OS is an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution, which aims to provide a consistent and simple desktop environment with Pantheon. Version 5.1 was released fourteen months after version 5.0 and includes the following improvements:

Introducing elementary OS 5.1 Hera

Last October, we announced elementary OS 5 Juno with wide-ranging updates to provide a more refined user experience, improve productivity for new and seasoned users alike, and take our developer platform to the next level. Today we’re pleased to announce elementary OS 5.1 Hera, the latest major update.

Hera builds on the solid foundation of Juno while bringing:

  • A brand new first-run experience with Greeter and Onboarding
  • Flatpak support with Sideload and AppCenter
  • Major updates around accessibility and System Settings
  • Iterative improvements across nearly all apps
  • The latest hardware support with a new Linux kernel and hardware enablement stack

Version number 5.1
Release status Final
Operating systems Linux
Website elementary OS
License type Conditions (GNU / BSD / etc.)