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
Ubuntu Cinnamon Remix Released
Ubuntu Cinnamon is an unofficial flavor of Ubuntu that uses Linux Mint’s Cinnamon desktop on top of Ubuntu.
If you want to know more, you should check out our detailed coverage on its first stable release.
Fedora 29 has reached end of life
Fedora 29 was released in October 2019. Like any regular Fedora release, it had a life span of 13 months. It has now reached end of life which means you won’t get new updates for Fedora 29 anymore and you must upgrade to a newer version.
qBittorrent v4.2.0 Released
qBittorrent is one of the best torrent clients for Linux. The newest 4.2.0 release includes a bunch of feature additions and fixes.
To know more, check out the official changelog.
Univention Corporate Server 4.4-3 Released
UCS is an enterprise-class distribution based on Debian. With the new release, they have fixed some major problems. No new feature additions – but it is more like an important maintenance release.
You can read more in their official announcement post.
MKVToolNix v41.0.0 Released
If you want to create/modify Matroska files – MKVToolNix is a suite of tools that helps you do that.
With its new release, it has added some new features with improved support to read opus audio from MP4 files.
You can learn more about the changes in its official news post.
Tails 4.1 Released
Tails is a privacy-friendly Debian-based OS that lets you anonymously use the Internet with Tor Browser and other privacy-focused tools.
New releases of the previous week
Here are the Linux apps and distributions that were released the previous week.
elementary OS 5.1 Released with improved looks
elementary OS 5.1 Hera has been released. It brings plenty of visual improvements. Check out the in-depth coverage here.
Firefox 71 Released
Firefox 71 has been released with better tracker blocking. Here are more details on Firefox 71.
Wine 4.21 Released
Wine – which is a compatibility layer that lets you run Windows applications/games on Linux has come up with a new development release.
It is worth noting that it is not a part of the stable channel – however, it includes a lot of bug fixes and the ability to configure HTTP proxy through DCHP. You can read more about the changes in their announcement post.
Krita 4.2.8 Released
Being one of the best open source paint applications for Linux users, Krita is an impressive tool.
Krita 4.2.8 is essentially a bug fix release that takes care of all the annoying problems that you probably encountered before. To know all the technical details, refer to the official changelog.
Kali Linux 2019.04 Released
Kali Linux is easily one of the best Linux distributions for hacking and penetration testing. The newest release comes with an undercover mode of using windows on Kali Linux and a lot of changes along with that (like a new default desktop environment – Xfce).
You can take a look at the official announcement to learn more.
Proxmox Mail Gateway 6.1 Released
Proxmox is a mail gateway on top of Debian. So, in this release, they have updated their base to Debian 10.2 (buster) and a 5.3 kernel as well.
For more details, make sure to check out their announcement post.
CAINE 11.0 Released
CAINE is an Ubuntu-based live Linux distro that helps with digital forensics. They have released their next major version 11.0 with a lot of changes including an updated kernel, added support for booting on UEFI, and several other improvements.
Read more about it on their official website.
What have we missed?
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