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Where can I download older versions of elementary OS?

Please keep in mind that elementary supports its penultimate releases only slightly into its current release's life. The older software below is unsupported by the developers and is provided here ...
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How can I re-install the Software & Updates app?

You must open a terminal and write: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install software-properties-gtk
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Direct update from Freya to Loki?

According to this tweet from the official elementary OS Twitter account, it won't be possible to directly upgrade. A clean install will be required. See also: Should I download loki beta or freya?
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elementary OS going Zesty

No. This is because Ubuntu based distros that are not official spins like Linux Mint and elementary OS are based on the latest LTS versions. This is done because LTS releases are more throughly tested ...
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elementary OS won't boot past live CD screen

Try launching your kernel with nomodeset option, following this instructions: During the boot process, press and hold SHIFT key. Now you can see the grub menu. Press e key on first line to edit it. ...
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Upgrading Distro from Luna to Freya

There isn't currently a way to upgrade from one release of elementary OS to another. From the release announcement: elementary OS Luna users should back up their data and perform a clean install. ...
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Where can I download older versions of elementary OS?

I have archived old versions of Elementary OS and I published them online: http://osarchive.sda1.eu/elementary-os
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Can elementary OS running on a Raspberry Pi?

Nope, there is no current build of the operating system for ARM processors, though theoretically someone could build one. However, you can download ARM and Raspberry Pi-compatible builds of Ubuntu and ...
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Direct update from Freya to Loki?

This has already been answered however maybe some keywords need to be added to the original question so it can be found more easily. Please let us know which search terms you tried.
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Elementary OS on Intel Atom?

Unfortunately elementary OS 0.4 Loki requires a 64-bit CPU, however the Atom N270 is 32-bit. All of the Loki packages are only bit for 64-bit, so installing Ubuntu and then adding the elementary repos ...
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Recommended Backup Tool for Elementary OS

I'm not sure what the elementary developers would recommend, but I can make a personal recommendation for a nice GTK3 back up app called Backups. It's in the AppCenter and can be easily installed and ...
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How to update from elementary OS loki to juno?

There is no way to update from an elementary version to another one. You have to clean install every time. Hopefully in the next version they will add the option to update.
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Will there be tablet support?

elementary OS is focused on the PC and tablets are not officialy supported, but it is possible to install elementary OS on them http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EuzuoFt15YM
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Does elementary OS work inside Hyper-V?

Yes it can work with gen 2. Before starting VM go into settings -> security. Disable secure boot and save it. Start your VM and go install.
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I'm planning to Install Elementary OS, I just have a few Questions

Welcome to Elementary! I can respond to a few of your questions. PPAs: They are not enabled by default. This is alleviated by running: sudo apt install software-properties-common python3-software-...
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Is it possible to install on to a mac with no OS currently installed

It's possible if you have an Intel CPU, you just need Download the ISO. Create a bootable USB drive in Windows with Rufus or Etcher. Inserting your install USB drive on the MacBook. Start your ...
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Can't do dualboot with Windows 10, options missing

You're booting elementary OS in BIOS/MBR/Legacy mode, which allows only up to 4 primary partitions per disk drive. Booting in EFI/UEFI will allow you to install both OSes in UEFI mode, but you need to ...
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Installing Elementary OS in Parallels gives blank screen

You have to turn off 3D Acceleration under Graphics - Advanced Options in the config for the VM in Parallels. You can leave Vertical Synchronization checked.
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Does elementary OS work inside Hyper-V?

Linux did not work in Hyper V for UEFI installations until very recently. You should find that elementary OS Freya works with legacy mode enabled, or that Loki works as intended.
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Where can I download Luna?

Okay, first of all, I would like to express how disappointed I am for having to spend more than an hour trying to download the previous release of what is currently one of the most popular ...
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If I install the Loki beta, will I be able to upgrade to the official release?

You will have to reinstall. There will be no upgrade path from the beta to the stable release.
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Partitioning drives before installing Loki

Create Loki Live-USB Boot Elementary from that USB. Open "Application" and run Gparted (There you can change your partitions) Then click "Install Elementary" Click on "Something Else" and click "Next"....
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How do the system requirements compare between elementary OS releases?

Support for the previous elementary OS release quickly wanes after the next's release, though the release's base Ubuntu is supported five years from its release (see this table). Loki (0.4) Based on ...
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Dual boot on OSX 10.10

Refind is a boot manager. It is a handy way of choosing what OS to boot into, but won't help with your question. Resize your partition in OS X then boot from the thumb drive. Here is a video showing ...
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Installing elementary OS alongside Ubuntu 16.10

Just download iso from elementary OS and make bootable USB or CD. Boot your computer from USB/CD and choose install elementary OS. The you'll have an option to install elementary OS alongside other ...
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Install Elementary OS on Intel Compute stick/low spec device onto SSD

If it supports Ubuntu then it supports Elementary OS as well (Loki is based on Xenial). I believe that it should work properly. However, I see that some models support only 32-bit systems - Loki ...
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Change from Ubuntu to elementary os

Basically you should separate your /homeand / partitions on your existing system. Boot the elementary OS live DVD/USB system you want to install With gparted you should shrink your existing root ...
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Installing elementary OS in asus zenbook flip ux360

So it's been about 2 months since I have been using elementary OS on an Asus Zenbook Flip UX360. I will write down my experience so that it helps anyone else who is planning to buy this laptop. ...
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Installing Elementary OS in Parallels gives blank screen

Thank you to both users above for the answer. Yes, that worked to get it to boot. However, to fix the slowness issues, I had to: up the RAM to 4Gb up the Video memory to 512Mb and set the EFI BIOS ...
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Odin installation stuck at 70%

I tried doing the installation in English (US) and not adding swap. It fixed the issue. EDIT: The problem is the language, not the swap. I tried installing again in US English but with a swap ...
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