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
Windows 7 support ends today
This isn’t a release info – however, it is worth noting that Microsoft’s Windows 7 extended support ends today. So, if you know anyone running Windows 7 – encourage them to upgrade or switch to Windows-like Linux distributions.
Linux Lite 4.8 Released
A lightweight, easy-to-use Linux distro ‘Linux Lite’ released its 4.8 final version that targets Windows 7 users who are looking to switch.
With a customized Windows 7 wallpaper and a taskbar, you can find a lot more things that should make a Windows 7 user comfortable while using Linux Lite 4.8. You can check out what’s new in their release post.
Git 2.25 Released
The latest feature release (and the first update of 2020) for Git is here. Git 2.25 release involves a lot of changes internally to improve how it works. You can learn more about it in their official announcement post.
Raspberry Slideshow 13.0 Released
Raspberry Slideshow is a distribution tailored for Raspberry Pi to display images and videos. Its latest 13.0 release involves a couple of significant changes that include replacing .txt files with media.conf. You can learn more about the changes in their official blog post.
Tails 4.2 Released
If you’re using Tails OS to achieve complete anonymity using the Internet, the latest release should help make the upgrade process smoother.
In addition to that, it may have a couple of bug fixes which you can check out in their announcement post.
New releases of the previous week
Here are the Linux apps and distributions that were released the previous week.
Firefox 72 Released with Picture in Picture for Linux
Firefox 72 now provides Linux users with out-of-the-box support for picture-in-picture video support on sites like YouTube and Netflix. It also has improved tracking protection.
Ruby 2.7.0 Released
In case you didn’t know, Ruby is an open-source programming language. Recently, it came up with a new major release that introduces new features and improves performance as well.
You will find new features like Pattern Matching to be quite useful. To learn more about what’s new, you can take a look at the official announcement post.
KaOS 2020.01 Released
KaOS is a Linux distro that focuses on bringing the latest and greatest of KDE desktop environment. The addition of signed kernel modules for Linux 5.4 and improvement to support hybrid systems with non-free NVIDIA seems to be impressive enough for the release.
You can check out its blog post to know more about the release.
Q4OS 3.10 Released
A Debian-based Linux distro that comes with KDE Plasma or Trinity Desktop for a classic user interface has come up with a new release.
The new release is based on Debian 10.2 ‘Buster’ and the desktop environments included are now independent of each other. You can find more interesting information about the release in their release announcement post.
Qubes OS 4.0.2 Released
Qubes OS is a security-focused Linux distro. With the new release, they have updated the Linux kernel with several minor improvements. You can learn more about it in their blog post.
Shotwell 0.30.8 Released
Shotwell 0.30.8 isn’t a major release – however, it comes with some significant bug fixes and also makes it possible to publish via Tumblr (which wasn’t possible as a result of a bug).
You can get the latest Flatpak package and try it yourself.
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.