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
RISC OS 5.28 Released
An operating system designed to run on ARM chipsets, RISC OS 5.28 brings in several improvements to applications, network security, and system wide clipboard support.
You can learn more about it in their official announcement post.
Ubuntu 20.10 & Official Flavours Released
Ubuntu 20.10 is definitely an impressive release. You can check our coverage to know more about that.
In addition to the GNOME powered Ubuntu, you will also find updated official flavours like Xubuntu, Kylin, Budgie, MATE, Studio, and Lubuntu 20.10 releases available.
Pop!_OS 20.10 Released
Pop!_OS 20.10 is the latest Pop OS release with all the goodness of Ubuntu 20.10 which we’ve covered separately.
You can check out what’s new in their official blog post.
SystemRescue 7.00 Released
SystemRescue is an Arch-based distribution to help with repairing or recovering data after a system crash. With the latest release, they’ve included the latest LTS Kernel (5.4.71) and also renamed itself from SystemRescueCd to “SystemRescue”.
You can take a look at the changelog for more details.
KeePassXC 2.6.2 Released
KeePassXC is a popular open-source password manager. With the latest release, they’ve made some improvements to the UI and fixed several bugs as well.
You can get all the details in their official blog post.
LibreOffice 6.4.7 Released
The last update for LibreOffice 6.4 series includes some bug fixes and improvements. You can read the release notes to know more about the exact changes.
VirtualBox 6.1.16 Released
VirtualBox 6.1.16 is a maintenance release that introduces support for Linux Kernel 5.9.
You can learn more about the changes in their official announcement post.
New releases of the previous week
Here are the Linux apps and distributions that were released the previous week.
KDE Plasma 5.20 Released
If you’re a fan of KDE Plasma desktop, the latest 5.20 release is exciting. You can check out our coverage to see it in action and know more about it.
qBittorrent 4.3.0 Released
qBittorent is an open source torrent client and it has now come up with a new release 4.3.0.
The latest release is a major upgrade with a lot of changes under the hood along with visible improvements. For instance, the theme format has changed, so not every theme would work with the new release.
You can refer to the official changelog to know what’s new.
CopyQ Clipboard Manager 3.13.0 Released
CopyQ is a useful clipboard manager for Linux. With the latest 3.13.0 release, it introduces new script function and command line options.
You can learn more about it in their GitHub releases section.
OpenBSD 6.8 Released
With OpenBSD 6.8 release, it introduces the support for powerpc64 architecture along with a bunch of bug fixes.
You can explore more about the release in their announcement post.
Linux Kodachi 7.3 Released
A privacy-focused Linux distribution based on Xubuntu has come up with a new release 7.3
This release involves a kernel upgrade to 5.8 along with some packages updates to Tor and LibreOffice. To find out more about the release, refer to its changelog.
MuseScore 3.5.2 Released
MuseScore is an impressive sheet music player and editor. The latest release addresses an important bug with their audio export function.
You can learn more about the release in their official 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.