elementary OS 5.1 "Hera" Officially Released with Flatpak Support, New Greeter

The elementary team proudly announced today the official availability of the elementary OS 5.1 “Hera” operating system, a major update that adds many improvements and new features, as well as updated components and fresh new artwork.

elementary OS 5.1 “Hera” is the culmination of one year of hard work, during which the development team implemented out-of-the-box Flatpak support to make it easier and secure for users to install third-party apps that are not available in the AppCenter, but are essential for their everyday tasks.

For this, elementary OS 5.1 comes with Sideload, a new, in-house built graphical utility that lets you install Flatpak apps with single click. In addition, elementary OS 5.1 adds Flatpak support to the AppCenter so that users can manage Flatpak apps alongside regular applications from the official repositories.

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