elementary OS 0.3 release notes and installation steps with screenshot

elementary is proudly to announce the stable release of elementary OS elementary OS 0.3 and the code name is Freya on April 11, 2015. After a year and a half of development, over a thousand bugfixes, and countless lines of code. its based on ubuntu distribution especially for desktops and laptops.

elementary OS 0.3 Download link

What is new in elementary OS 0.3

  • This new release (codenamed Freya) comes packed with over 1,100 fixes, improvements, and new features
  • 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
  • elementary OS 0.3 release notes

1) Booting Computer with elementary OS 0.3 installation media.

Boot your computer with elementary OS 0.3 installation media like (Burned CD/DVD or USB or ISO image). It will shows welcome screen then hit Install elementary.

2) Checking basic requirements

Checking basic requirements to install elementary os, then hit Continue.

3) Choose Your Installation Method

Choose the “Automatic” installation method, then hit Install Now.
Write the changes to disk, then hit Continue.

4) Date & Time Selection

Choose the location, then hit Continue.

5) Keyboard layout Selection

Choose your preferred Keyboard layout to set default one, then hit Continue.

6) Personalise your installation

Enter the required details, then hit Continue.

7) Installation under process

elementary OS installation under process and it will take a while to complete.

8) Installation Completed

elementary OS installation completed, then hit Restart Now.

9) elementary OS login screen

elementary OS login screen, click the username to get password window and enter the password, then hit Enter.

10) elementary OS home screen

elementary OS home screen.

11) elementary OS version checking

See the below screenshot, I’m using latest version of elementary OS 0.3.
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.

The previous release of elementary OS was downloaded over 3 million times, is one of the top 10 most popular open source operating systems, and had over 60% of downloads come from non-free OSes. elementary isn’t just eating up existing open-source market share, the open-source market is being grown by it. And Freya continues this push.

Magesh Maruthamuthu

Love to play with all Linux distribution

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