elementary co-founder Cassidy James Blaede announced earlier, June 13, 2016, the immediate availability for download of the first Beta build of the upcoming elementary OS 0.4 “Loki” operating system.
The moment you’ve all been waiting for it here, and you can download the elementary OS 0.4 “Loki” Beta release if you want to get an early taste of what’s coming to one of the most anticipated Linux kernel-based operating systems of 2016 for desktop PCs.
As mentioned in our previous elementary OS 0.4 “Loki” coverage, the upcoming GNU/Linux distribution will be based on Canonical’s Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system, which means that it inherits most of its core components and technologies, including the Linux 4.4 LTS kernel, GTK+ 3.18, and Vala 0.32.
Therefore, users will get the native overlay scrollbars feature for all the pre-installed apps, an improved notification system, as well as pretty much the same elementary OS desktop experience that they’ve been used to for many years, but there are some hidden gems that you’ll have to discover for yourselves.
Also, to keep users safe, elementary OS 0.4 Beta ships without the tools needed to install .deb files or add a PPA (Personal Package Archive) repository. “If you’re worried about how users will be able to get and install your apps, don’t panic! We’ll have a follow up announcement soon,” said Cassidy James Blaede in the official release announcement.
elementary OS 0.4 “Loki” Beta now ready for public testing
The elementary OS do not recommend using this first Beta build of elementary OS 0.4 “Loki” as a daily driver for your personal computer and neither are we, so if you download and install the operating system right now please consider the fact that it’s Beta quality software with known, unresolved issues or missing features.
Download elementary OS 0.4 “Loki” Beta right now from the project’s website, where you’ll find only a 64-bit Live ISO image or a torrent URL if you also want to help other get the Beta release. The final release of the elementary OS 0.4 “Loki” operating system is coming in the next few months, so stay tuned. In the meantime, please check out our gallery below to see the OS in action.