Download – Flint OS for PC v0.3

  • Flint OS for PC

  • v0.3
  • Supports all major graphics chips
  • Built with Chromium R56
  • Built on 28/06/2017
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Release notes

We are pleased to announce Flint OS for PC v0.3! It’s been a busy few months for us with new releases for the Raspberry Pi and the Asus Tinker board and now a new PC release! The highlights of the release are below.

  • Move to Chromium r56 with brand-new material design UX
  • Reduced Flickering on Intel based machines
  • Improved Wi-Fi switching script and reliability
  • Upgraded Kernel version

If Wi-Fi isn’t working on your machine (it happens on some Macbook Pro and Mac Mini) you can try running the command: switch2wl from the console by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F2 (Fn+Ctrl+Alt+F2 on some machines including Apple Mac). If you are not familiar with the console, you can run this in the friendlier “Crosh Shell”, by pressing Ctrl+Alt+t in Chromium browser. This will activate alternate broadcom drivers. After running the script the system will restart and hopefully Wi-Fi will be working upon reboot.

Some important news to note regarding our future PC builds, going forward we will be dropping support for X11 in the graphics stack in favour of Freon which is used by the upstream Chromium project.

Recently in R56 of Chromium and above the X11 graphics stack has been removed from the upstream code which requires us to backport large legacy code to ensure we can continue to use X11. This is extremely time consuming and we believe the situation will only become more complicated. By moving to Freon it will mean that Flint OS will no longer support all major graphics chips – espeically legacy ones. However by doing this we can focus on building out of the feature set of Flint OS and operate as close to the latest Chromium releases as possible.

Please email, tweet or message on the Reddit about your experience with the release. Your information will really help us shape the next version of the OS!


Previous releases

Flint OS for PC v0.2.1

Flint OS for PC v0.2