Windows 10 is probably the most complete operating system today. But there are equally fantastic alternatives at zero cost. One of our suggestions is elementary OS, an Ubuntu-based desktop-oriented distribution.
Today we will teach how to install the new elementary OS 5.1.
Elementary OS 5.1 comes with a new login interface and many updated packages. This release comes with the goal of improving user productivity as well as a (alternative) work platform for developers. You can see all the news here.
How to install the new elementary OS 5.1
To create this tutorial we create a virtual machine using VirtualBox with the following settings:
- Disk: 20 GB
- RAM Memory: 2 GB
Step 1 –After the virtual machine boots up with elementary OS, you must click Try or install elementary OS to start the system installation on disk.
Then choose the installation language. To start the installation press the button Install elementary
Step 2 – We now indicate the layout of our keyboard.
Step 3 – Now decide if you want the system to get the latest updates and third-party drivers for the graphics card and Wi-Fi. If you have time for a longer installation, choose both.
Step 4> – Disk Partitioning. For those who want to define partitions, here is how to do it. For this example, we set the EraseDisk option and install elementary which will format the entire disk and install elementary OS.
Attention: Choosing this option will erase all information on the disc. If you want to use a particular partition, you should choose> More.
Step 5 – Let's now set our time zone
Step 6 – In this step (last step) we create the first user as well with their password. We also define the name of the machine.
… Start of the file copying process (in my case it took about 20 minutes).
Elementary OS comes with a careful selection of applications that meet all your everyday needs. Experience and enjoy the fantastic graphic environment of this distribution.