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
KeePassXC 2.5.3 Released
KeePassXC has released a new version 2.5.3 that adds support for the new Microsoft Edge browser (based on Chromium).
In addition to that, it also fixes a critical bug. You can learn more about the changes in their official release notes.
CentOS 8.1.1911 Released
CentOS has come up with a new release that is derived from the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1 source code.
A lot of major issues have been addressed with this new version. You can check out their full release notes to know more about it.
Oracle VirtualBox 6.1.2 Released
GNU Make 4.3 Released
You will be happy to know that there’s a new release for the essential GNU Make utility with some newly added features.
It is also worth noting that the official changelog warns about some backward-incompatibility. So, make sure to check it out.
GParted 1.1.0 Release
GParted is a quite popular tool that we’ve featured on our portal earlier. Now, the new version improves the experience with some important enhancements, bug fixes, and language translation updates.
You can check out the detailed release notes to know what else has changed.
New releases of the previous week
Here are the Linux apps and distributions that were released the previous 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.
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.