Linux Release Roundups

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.

Nitrux 1.3.7 Released

Nitrux is a popular Ubuntu alternative, they have recently announced the release of Nitrux 1.3.7 which brings in major changes to the user interface of the operating system and quite a few bug fixes.

You can read our coverage for more information.

Clonezilla Live 2.7.1 Released

Clonezilla is a debian-based disk imaging/disk cloning program that allows system deployment, system backup, and recovery. A new stable version was released with major changes including a kernel update.

To know more, check our article on the same.

CentOS Alternative ‘AlmaLinux’ Released [Beta]

AlmaLinux is a 1:1 fork of “Red Hat Enterprise Linux” (RHEL), it has been developed as a CentOS alternative by CloudLinux. The project is community-driven, and they are seeking help from the community to help in the development of the operating system.

If you are interested to try it out or want to contribute, check our article to know more.

Ubuntu Core 20 Introduced

Canonical has announced the release of Ubuntu Core 20, it is a minimal version of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. It is primarily focused for IoT devices and large container deployments.

The main focus of this release is to provide security for IoT and edge devices and many features around this are on offer.

To know more, check our coverage of the same.

Solus 4.2 Released

Solus is a GNU/Linux based operating system that is meant for home computing, the OS offers a solid package and is a viable alternative to Ubuntu.

Recently, they have announced Solus 4.2, it comes with major improvements to the performance and addition of new features.

You can learn more about the changes in our coverage.

LibreOffice 7.1 Community Released

LibreOffice, the popular open-source office suite has been updated to version 7.1. This is a community release, it is not tailored for enterprises and their support needs.

This release brings improvements in the user interface, improved performance in Calc, physics-based animation in Impress and more.

To know more about the improvements, check our article.

EndeavourOS 2021.02.03 Released

EndeavourOS is an Arch-based, terminal-centric, Linux operating system with a few GUI tools offered as standard and eight different desktop environments.

Recently, the team behind EndeavourOS has released EndeavourOS 2021.02.03, their first ISO release of this year.

It is being offered with new features and improvements, you can read our article for more information.

Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS Released

Canonical has released the Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS point release for its long-term supported Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) series.

The new update includes newer kernel and graphics stacks that enables better hardware support, other than that it also includes Hardware Enablement (HWE) and Mesa 20.2.6.

For a more detailed outlook of the changes, read the official release notes.

Ubuntu Unity Remix 20.04.2 Released

Ubuntu Unity Remix is an unofficial release that features the old Unity desktop environment developed by Canonical and is based on the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) point release.

Recently, a new update has been released. It comes with a version bump to 20.04.2 from 20.04.1, GRUB2 enabled by default for BIOS and UEFI systems, few bug fixes, and more.

To know more about the new update, check the official release notes.

Sourav Rudra

FOSS Enthusiast, Gaming Rigs/Workstation Enthusiast & Builder.