elementary OS 6 Odin Available Now

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It's finally here, and it's the biggest update to the platform yet
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It's been a long road to elementary OS 6—what with a whole global pandemic dropped on us in the middle of development—but it's finally here. elementary OS 6 Odin is available to download now. And it's the biggest update to the platform yet! With OS 6, we've focused in on:

Empowering you to be in control and express yourself ,

and , Continuing to innovate with new features , and

, and Making elementary OS easier to get and more inclusive

To get elementary OS 6 now, head to elementary.io for the download—or read on for an overview of what's new.

Be in Control & Express Yourself

elementary OS is designed to be easy to use, get out of your way, and not leave the hard decisions to you. At the same time, it exists to empower you to take control of your own devices and data. That's why we've always had an unmatched commitment to privacy:

Your data always belongs to you, and only you. We don't make advertising deals or collect sensitive personal data. We're funded directly by our users paying what they want for elementary OS and apps on AppCenter. And that's how it should be.

With OS 6, we're empowering you further with new ways to stay in control of your experience—plus new ways to express your own unique style and preferences.

Dark Style & Accent Color

Get ready to turn down the lights, because Dark Style is here for elementary OS 6. The new visual style is available right from the Welcome screen or at any time from System Settings → Desktop → Appearance. Choose the classic Default style or a new Dark style, and the system and default apps will follow suit. Third-party apps are encouraged to follow this new preference, though we avoid breakage by not forcing it; if your favorite app doesn't follow along, be sure to report that to its developer. Dark style can also be scheduled to follow sunset and sunrise for your location, or…
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