Elementary OS 0.3 Freya released

Elementary OS 0.3 Freya stable had been released. This comes after a year and a half of development, over a thousand bugfixes, and countless lines of code. Freya is the latest version of elementary OS, a design-oriented and open source Linux-based operating system for desktops and laptops. It succeeds Luna which was released in August of 2013.

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Elementary OS 0.3 changelog

  • A more discoverable, redesigned, and app-focused multitasking view
  • New interactive and dismissible notifications, plus a notifications settings pane including a system-wide “Do Not Disturb” mode
  • A refined look and feel that includes a refreshed system-wide stylesheet, refreshed icons, space-saving Header Bars, a dark stylesheet for apps, rounded corners on menus and dialogs, improved animations, many new and refined “symbolic” icons, intelligent transparency for the panel, and more.
  • Better emoji support & drop-in replacements for Microsoft Core fonts for the web
  • A new firewall tool and “privacy mode”
  • Much improved Applications menu including support for “quicklist” actions, drag-and-drop from search, and support for quick math calculations
  • An updated software stack including Linux 3.16, Gtk 3.14, and Vala 0.26
  • UEFI support
  • A new captive portal assistant to make connecting to public WiFi easier
  • Redesigned Displays, User Accounts, Applications, and Date & Time settings
  • Unified login and lock screens
  • Freya’s apps have new features and fixes including (but not limited to):
  • Search in Files and Terminal
  • Natural Copy & Paste, Smart tab labels, and a warning when pasting commands containing “sudo” in Terminal.
  • A redesigned Photos
  • New Calculator, Camera, and Videos apps
  • Online calendar support (Google and CalDAV)
  • Improved Samba support

Upgrade from Elementary OS 0.3 beta

sudo add-apt-repository --r ppa:elementary-os/daily

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:elementary-os/stable

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get remove elementary-os-prerelease

sudo apt-get install --install-recommends linux-generic-lts-utopic xserver-xorg-lts-utopic libgl1-mesa-glx-lts-utopic libegl1-mesa-drivers-lts-utopic

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Install Elementary OS 0.3 stable

– Download either 64bit or 32bit ISO file

Elementary OS Freya 64 bit

Elementary OS Freya 32 bit

– Follow install procedure for Ubuntu Mate and select as shown there. Its very simple to follow

 
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