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Pop!_OS 19.10 is now available to download and install.

Pop!_OS 19.10 (as you won’t be surprised to hear) is based on the latest Ubuntu 19.10 release.

As such, the distro inherits many of Ubuntu 19.10’s key selling points, such as GNOME 3.34, Linux 5.3, better Wayland support, and access to an updated archive of software, tools, and so on.

But that’s not all.

This update to the Ubuntu-based Linux distribution, which is available to ship preinstalled on System76 range of laptops and desktop PCs, has a couple of homegrown improvements up its sleeve, too.

Pop!_OS 19.10 Features

One of the ‘headline’ features of Pop!_OS 19.10 is support for a system-wide dark theme.

The new dark mode is said to use ‘higher contrast colours using a neutral colour palette’, and provides a ‘more consistently dark aesthetic’ throughout the desktop. It includes both GTK and GNOME Shell theme.

This, and other notable changes in Pop!_OS 19.10 include:

  • Pop GTK theme rebased on to Adwaita
  • New ‘dark mode’ option
  • Updated sound effects
  • Support for offline upgrades

Download Pop!_OS! 19.10

The ecommended system requirements for Pop OS are 4GB RAM, 16GB storage space, and a 64-bit processor.

There are two separate Pop!_OS 19.10 download options: one for devices with Intel/AMD graphics, and one for use with NVIDIA graphics:

Download Pop!_OS 19.10 (NVIDIA Edition) Download Pop!_OS 19.10 (Intel/AMD Edition)

System76 choose to not keep omg! informed about anything they’re up to (and largely haven’t since 2013 🤷🏻‍♂️; as is their wont) I’m nonetheless pre-programmed to root for projects that are “in our corner” so to speak.

The Ubuntu-based Pop!_OS distro has struck a chord with many in the Linux community since its arrival back in 2017 — and more people using Linux, regardless of flavour, is something I love to see!

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