Linux News Today: ChaletOS 16.04 Linux Arrives for Windows Refugees, Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Today, May 16, 2016, Dejan Petrovic has had the great pleasure of announcing the release and immediate availability for download of his newest ChaletOS operating system.
ChaletOS 16.04 arrived based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus), offering users the same level of support as Canonical offers their users, of course, based on the upstream software repositories. Therefore, ChaletOS 16.04 is based on the same long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel as Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
Also new in ChaletOS 16.04 is the brand-new Software Center graphical package manager based on GNOME Software, improves artwork with updates to themes, allowing users to install both GTK3 and GTK2 desktop themes, and redesigned Emerald icons, which are now more suitable for the operating system’s style.
“Also, now they are more complete, and include details for many applications,” reads today’s announcement. “Style Changer is rewritten, and templates are made from scratch. Many community derived Conky styles are rewritten and adapted for ChaletOS.”
Introducing Start Point
Another new feature implemented in the ChaletOS 16.04 release is Start Point, an application that has been designed from the ground up to help newcomers to this OS, especially Windows refugees, learn how to use ChaletOS, or Linux for that matter. The app includes video tutorials, various articles, and software recommendations.
As mentioned before, ChaletOS’ main design goal is to help ex-Windows users with their migration to an open-source, desktop-oriented computer operating system powered by Linux kernel. Therefore, if you want to ditch Windows, we recommend giving ChaletOS 16.04 a try today.
You can download the ChaletOS 16.04 Live ISO images for either 64-bit or 32-bit computers via our website, and don’t hesitate to check out the project’s homepage for more details. And if you want to customize your ChaletOS installation with a Windows 10 look and feel, read this story.