System76’s COSMIC Desktop Coming in June

Denver-based System76 has announced preliminary details of their upcoming COSMIC desktop environment, which will arrive in the June 2021 release of Pop!_OS 21.04.

According to the blog post, System76 will provide “a honed desktop user experience in Pop!_OS through our GNOME-based desktop environment: COSMIC.” The design has been refined through extensive testing and user feedback, resulting in greater ease of use and efficiency. 

Updates include:

  • The Activities Overview offers two distinct views: Workspaces and Applications.
  • The Super key activates the launcher by default.
  • The option to have a dock to the Settings in Pop!_OS.
  • Mouse-driven and keyboard-driven workflows. 

You can check out the GitHub repo for COSMIC for more details.