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Linux Release Roundup #21.14: AlmaLinux OS, Linux Lite 5.4, Ubuntu 21.04 and More New Releases

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.

Stable Version Of AlmaLinux OS Released

After months of testing, the stable version of AlmaLinux has been released.

If you are not familiar with the operating system, it is a fork of the popular Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system that aims to be a no strings attached alternative to it with regular community-driven updates on offer.

You can know more about the announcement by reading our coverage.

GIMP 2.10.24 Released

The popular image manipulation tool GIMP has received a new update in the form of GIMP 2.10.24.

With the new update, a new feature called “canvas point snapping” has been added along with various other improvements.

Read the official release notes for more information.

Ubuntu 21.04 Beta Released

Ubuntu 21.04 beta has finally landed for testing. It features the latest Linux Kernel 5.11 along with the ability to have default Wayland sessions.

You can explore more about it in our coverage.

Parrot OS 4.11 Released

Parrot OS is a Debian-based operating system with a strong focus on security, privacy and software development.

With version 4.11, the operating system is now powered by Linux Kernel 5.10 that will help in better support for different hardware with plans on introducing Linux Kernel 5.11 as an update later down the line, other than that many tools were patched and various other applications have been updated.

You can know more about the release by reading our coverage.

Linux Lite 5.4 Released

Linux Lite is a lightweight distribution that aims to be a gateway for new users into the Linux ecosystem.

The new release offers a variety of improvements that include, an updated Help Manual, updated themes, new wallpapers and a host of bug improvements.

To know more about this release, read the official announcement.

Nitrux 1.3.9 Released

Nitrux 1.3.9 has been released, and it now features Debian as the base instead of Ubuntu.

Other than that, a few bug fixes and updated applications, kernels are on offer.

You can know more by reading our coverage.

Deepin 20.2 Released

Deepin is a Debian-based distribution that focuses on providing a beautiful user experience.

With Deepin 20.2, many improvements are on offer that include an option to choose between Linux Kernel 5.10 LTS and 5.11 dual-kernel, improved file manager, updated tools/applications and many bug fixes.

Read our coverage for more information.

KDE Plasma 5.18.7 LTS Released

KDE has released the seventh maintenance update to their long-term support version KDE Plasma 5.18.

The new release brings in better support for Qt 5.12 and many improvements to Plasma Dekstop, Workspace, Addons and more.

You can know more about the release by reading the official release notes.

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