Last week, not happy at the moment with Mutiny from Ubuntu MAT, I set out to try Kubuntu again, another graphical environment that I love. The problem was that I downloaded the beta 2 of Kubuntu 16.04 and did not want to install it on my PC. Having already broken the system I had installed, I set out to give it another try Elementary OS, For me another very attractive distribution. But I came across another “problem”: it does not have some features available that are in Ubuntu 15.x-based versions onwards because Freya is based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
I am fully convinced that I will give it another try in the future and if it does not cause me any more problems, it could be that I will abandon Ubuntu MAT. Elementary OS finds it hard if it doesn’t make its launches faster (they go “a year late”), but it can be worth it. The next version of Elementary OS will be 0.4, will be called Loki and will be based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, so it must be taken into account. The problem, as I mentioned earlier, is that it will still take a while to launch it. Of course, you can to Test Your Graphical Environment in Ubuntu 16.04 |.
How to test Elementary OS 0.4 Loki on Ubuntu 16.04
First of all I would like to warn you that, as you will see if you enter the commands, the software is being tested and may cause some problems. If we consider that “only”, in quotes, we will be creating a graphical environment, the problems should be solved by returning to the environment we usually use, but it can also remove some packages. Ultimately, I will do it at your own risk.
To install the graphical environment of Elementary OS 0.4 Loki on Ubuntu 16.04 just open 1 terminal and we write the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:elementary-os/daily sudo add-apt-repository ppa:elementary-os/os-patches sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install elementary-desktop
Once installed, what we need to do is log out, Tap on the environment icon, whose position will depend on the version of Ubuntu we use, and we choose the one from Elementary.
I’ve tried it and, well, I’ll just say it’s noticeable that it’s in testing and it is not worth doing important tasks with him. In any case, as I have already done, I will leave it installed and I will see how it evolves. Have you tried it? What do you think of Elementary OS Loki on Ubuntu 16.04?