In the Linux Release Roundup series, we summarize the new application and distribution versions release in the last few days. This keeps you informed with the latest developments in the Linux world.
GParted 1.2 Released
GParted, the popular GUI tool for managing drive partitions and file systems on Linux has been updated. It now supports the exFAT file-system and comes with many bug fixes.
Mozilla Firefox 85 Released
Mozilla has released the latest stable iteration of their Firefox browser, Version 85.0. It brings in two major security fixes, blocking supercookies and the removal of Adobe Flash support.
They have also done some usability improvements, you can read more about it in the official release notes.
PDF Arranger 1.7 Released
PDF Arranger, the popular GUI tool for editing PDF files on Linux has got a new update with new features like the ability to edit document info, selecting odd or even pages, ability to crop white borders and more.
To know more about the update, check our coverage of the same.
Nvidia 460.39 Driver Released
Nvidia has released the latest stable build of their graphics driver for Linux systems, it brings in support for the latest Linux 5.10 LTS kernel and support for their latest laptop GPUs including, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, NVIDIA, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080. They also added support for their latest desktop GPU, the GeForce GT 1010.
To download or know more about the release check their official download page.
Tails 4.15 Released
Tails is a portable operating system that runs off a USB drive that focuses on a user’s anonymity and protection against surveillance/censorship.
They have released their latest stable build based on Debian 10 “Buster”, the OS comes equipped with the updated and more secure Tor Browser 10.0.9 and the improved Mozilla Thunderbird 78.6 email client.
Many known security vulnerabilities were also fixed, for more information check the official release notes.
CryptPad 4.0 Released
CryptPad, the more secure Google Docs alternative has received a major overhaul with an updated logo, refreshed icons and new features.
You can read more about it in our original coverage.
GNOME 40 [Alpha]
GNOME 40 is now available for public testing, major changes have been done to the popular desktop environment including a revamped activities overview screen, improved workspaces, horizontal app grid and more.
The stable release of GNOME 40 is scheduled to be released by the end of March 2021.
If you want to try out the alpha or know more about the changes, check their official mailing list.