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.
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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
FuryBSD 20200907 Released
A FreeBSD-based desktop operating system “FuryBSD” has come up with some significant updates to the latest release.
You will find Xfce 4.14 along with updated NVIDIA drivers and the latest Firefox version. This release also marks it as the world’s first OpenZFS-based live image while leveraging ZFS compression.
You can learn more about the changes in their official blog post.
Manjaro Linux 20.1 Released
The latest stable Manjaro Linux 20.1 ‘Mikah’ release is here. With the latest update, you get Xfce 4.14 for their flagship edition and you will also notice some visual improvements across the board.
You can learn more about it in their release announcement.
Deepin 20 Released
After a long time, Deepin 20 is finally here. It upgrades the base packages to Debian 10.6 and features an updated Deepin Desktop Environment.
Check out more details in their official post.
NuTyX 11.6 Released
A french-distribution with multi-language support built from Linux from Scratch has an update to its custom package manager “cards”. Along with that, the Linux Kernel has also been upgraded.
You can get more details on the release on their official blog post.
Zorin OS 15.3 Released
Zorin’s latest release is based on Ubuntu 18.04.3 and it features a couple of minor improvements. The Linux Kernel has been upgraded to 5.4 (which is normally on Ubuntu 20.04).
You can read more details in their official announcement post.
digiKam 7.1.0 Released
digiKam 7.1.0 is a minor update that addresses some bug fixes and improvements to the Canon CR3 metadata support.
You can learn more about the changes in their blog post.
New releases of the previous week
Here are the Linux apps and distributions that were released the previous week.
Ubuntu DesktopPack 20.04 Released
Ubuntu DesktopPack is a set of Ubuntu remixes developed by Ukraine’s UALinux. With the latest release, it includes 13 different flavours in total.
The new ones include Deepin desktop and GNOME with a Windows-10 like theme. You can get all the details in their announcement post.
Linux from Scratch 10.0 Released
Linux from Scratch (LFS) is meant for users who want to build their own customized Linux experience from the ground up. The latest release involves improved documentation and the instructions to help you a feature-rich Linux from Scratch.
You can find out more about it on their official news post.
Vivaldi 3.3 Released
Even though it’s not an open-source browser, it’s a pretty impressive browser for Linux users. With Vivaldi 3.3, they have added a new feature that lets you ‘pause’ the internet which hides all the clutters (Tabs) and stops all videos from playing when you want using a keyboard shortcut.
You can read more about it in their press release.
BleachBit 4.1.10 Released
It is worth noting that it is a beta release for the upcoming final version 4.2.0. But, the latest update adds the ability to clean Pale Moon and Zoom junk files/caches. In addition to that, there are also several bug fixes.
You can learn more about it in their official post.
VirtualBox 6.1.14 Released
VirtualBox 6.1.14 is a maintenance release that adds the support for Linux Kernel 5.8.
You can find more details on the official changelog.
Inkscape 1.0.1 Released
After its recent major release of Inkscape 1.0, a point release is finally here with enhancements and some new features. For instance, you can now export a color-managed PDF using a Scribus PDF extension.
You can find all the details in their changelog.
What have we missed?
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