This is a continually updated article that lists various Linux distribution and Linux-related application releases of the week.
At It’s FOSS, we try to provide you with all the major happenings of the Linux and Open Source world. But it’s not always possible to cover all the news, specially the minor releases of a popular application or a distribution.
Hence, I have created this page, which I’ll be continually updating with the links and short snippets of the new releases of the current week. Eventually, I’ll remove releases older than 2 weeks from the page.
This page will be visible on It’s FOSS homepage. You can also bookmark it, if you want so that you can see what’s new in Linux world this week.
If you come across interesting new release that is not listed here, please let me know and I’ll add it.
New Linux Apps & Distro Released This Week
NetBSD 8.2 Released
The latest release of NetBSD (version 8.2) may not be a major update – however, it involves significant improvements and fixes.
It does include essential security fixes and improvements for older CPUs to work as expected. You can learn more about the release in their official announcement.
Rescatux 0.73 Released
A Debian-based live distribution meant for rescuing broken Linux/Windows installation and boot loaders has come up with a new release.
After almost 8 years of its previous stable release, it has added support for secure boot and numerous other changes/improvements. You can take a look at its blog post to learn more.
Ubuntu 20.04 & Other Flavors Beta Released
You can take a look at our article on how to upgrade to Ubuntu 20.04 beta right now – if you want to jump right in.
In either case, it is a good piece of news that the beta version of Ubuntu’s next LTS release has arrived. You will also find the beta editions of other Ubuntu flavours as well. You can get all the relevant details on the beta release in their official post.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.8 Released
A new release for Red Hat’s legacy branch is the version 7.8. As suggested earlier, it’s in the maintenance phase.
You can take a look at its official announcement to know more about it.
MakuluLinux 2020 “Flash” Released
An interesting Ubuntu-based distro with a highly customizable Xfce desktop environment. It also features the Linux 5.3 kernel.
There a couple of significant improvements to make the distribution faster than ever from a performance point of view. You should check out their official release notes to explore more about it.
ProtonMail Bridge For Linux Released
If you are a premium subscriber for the open-source ProtonMail service, you can now easily integrate your emails with the desktop clients (such as Thunderbird).
You can take a look at our coverage to know more about it.
Kaidan 0.5.0 Released
Kaidan is a simple and user-friendly XMPP client. The latest release includes a lot of improvements and some changes, you can find out more about it in their official release post.
New releases of the previous week
Here are the Linux apps and distributions that were released the previous week.
Linux Kernel 5.6 Released
Finally, Linux Kernel 5.6 has landed with significant improvements. You can learn more about the key changes/features in our Linux Kernel 5.6 article.
Krita 4.2.9 Released
The latest release updates the version of Python, which caused a lot of problems in their beta testing phase.
Along with that, you will also find a couple of new additions and improvements when you read the complete announcement post.
Tails 4.4.1 Released
Last week Tails 4.4.0 arrived – immediately after, a minor emergency security update was released. You can also check out their official blog post to know more about it.
Tor Browser 9.0.7
The latest Tor browser release updates the NoScript and HTTPS-Everywhere add-on to their recent releases.
In addition to that, there are some minor improvements or fixes. Learn more about it in their official release post.
OpenMediaVault 5.3.9 Released
A Network-Attached Storage (NAS) solution based on Debian Linux. Along with the addition of Debian 10 (buster) with the latest release, there are several more changes and improvements.
You can learn more about it in their release announcement.
antiX 19.2 Released
A lightweight Linux distribution that features the IceWM window manager as its default has come up with a new bug-fix release.
The latest release may not include any significant changes but fixes a lot of potential issues. You can check out the release notes to know more.
Bodhi Linux 5.1.0 Released
This release marks their first update under new management. For starts, the update replaces epad with Leafpad and involves a couple of more changes.
Take a look at their latest official blog post to know more.
What have we missed?
If you know of any more Linux application or Linux distribution release this week, please let us know either by this contact form (recommended) or by leaving a comment below.