elementary OS 0.4.1 Arrives with New AppCenter, Latest HWE from Ubuntu 16.04.2

Just a few moment ago, elementary OS developer and founder Daniel Foré announced the release and immediate availability for download of the first maintenance update to the elementary OS 0.4 “Loki” operating system.

elementary OS 0.4.1 is the first point release in the Loki series, which is based on Canonical’s Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system. As expected, this release is based on Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS, which inherits the kernel and graphics stack from Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak), so it’s also powered by the same HWE (Hardware Enablement Stack).

Therefore, elementary OS 0.4.1 is powered by the Linux 4.8 kernel, allowing users to install the operating system on their Intel computers boasting 7th generation Kaby Lake chipsets, and the X.Org Server 1.18.4 display server and Mesa 12.0.6 3D Graphics Stack, though users should be able to install Mesa 17.1.0 from Canonical’s X-Updates PPA repository.

A brand new AppCenter, latest updates

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