Elementary OS

Introduction

Linux Elementary OS is a free and open-source operating system that is completely free to use for personal or commercial purposes. It is an easy-to-use operating system based on Linux Ubuntu and belongs to the Debian family of Linux distributions.

It is promoted as the thoughtful, capable, and ethical replacement for Windows and macOS.

Installation Prerequisites

System Requirements

  • Recent Intel i3 or comparable dual-core 64-bit processor
  • 4 GB of system memory (RAM)
  • Solid state drive (SSD) with 15 GB of free space
  • Internet access
  • 1024×768 display

Download and burn the ISO image file to a DVD or USB Flash Drive.

Visit the below website to download Linux Elementary OS. The latest available version is 6.1 Jolnir, but we will install 0.4 Loki, which we downloaded a few months ago.

https://elementary.io/

Burn the ISO image file to a DVD or USB Flash Drive by using Rufus software.

https://rufus.ie/en/

You can follow the below link to create a bootable USB flash drive with Rufus.

https://easytechhub.com/create-bootable-usb-rufus/

Linux Elementary OS Installation

Insert the Linux Elementary media, restart the computer, and boot with the installation media.

If you want to try Elementary before installing, then click “Try Elementary” or else click “Install Elementary” to install the operating system.

How to Install Linux Elementary OS

Choose “Download updates while installing elementary” and “Install third-party software for graphics and Wi-Fi hardware, Flash, MP3, and other media” to get the most up-to-date operating system and important third-party software during installation. It will save you time post-installation.

How to Install Linux Elementary OS

At the installation type, select “Erase disk and install elementary” as this is the only operating system I’m installing on this machine, and then click “Install Now.” If you want to use multiple operating systems, select a separate partition.

How to Install Linux Elementary OS

Click “Continue”.

How to Install Linux Elementary OS

Choose your time zone, then click Continue.

How to Install Linux Elementary OS

Choose a keyboard layout and click Continue.

How to Install Linux Elementary OS

Enter your name, the computer’s name, pick a user name, provide a strong password, select “Require my password to log in” and then click Continue.

Installation started. Wait a few minutes to complete the installation process.

After the installation is completed, click Restart Now.

Log in with your user account.

Linux Elementary OS 0.4 Loki Interface: The dock at the bottom of the screen indicates current running applications along with the default set of applications.

Conclusion

The user interface is designed with non-technical users in mind and is one of the very good additions to the Linux operating system. The drawback of Elementary is that you will get very limited customization features.

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By Feroz Khan

Feroz Khan works as a system administrator with more than 12 years of experience in information technology. He would like to share the knowledge with others that he has gained during his working experience.

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