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Linux Release Roundup #21.17: Ubuntu 21.04, VirtualBox 6.1.20, Firefox 88, 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.

Ubuntu 21.04 Released

Ubuntu’s latest stable release 21.04 Hiruste Hippo has finally arrived. It may not be a huge release but is exciting in terms of various new feature additions.

You can refer our release coverage to know more about it.

Ubuntu 21.04 Flavours Released

Along with the GNOME edition, official flavours like Kubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Studio, and others have also released their 21.04 upgrade available.

You can check out their official website to learn more about it.

Firefox 88 Released

The last release before Firefox 89 proton is here. This is mostly a bug fix release with minor additions and changes to enhance privacy and usability.

You can take a look at the official release notes to know more about it.

VirtualBox 6.1.20 Released

VirtualBox is a popular open-source virtualization program. With the latest update, they have added Linux Kernel 5.11 support, along with a host of fixes to improve the user experience.

You can take a quick look at the official changelog to learn more about the changes.

KDE Gear 21.04 Released

KDE Gear is a suite of software (KDE apps) that comes baked in with the KDE desktop environment and can be used on other platforms as well.

With the latest KDE Gear 21.04 release, several KDE apps have received significant upgrades. For instance, Kate Editor is potentially now a Microsoft Visual Studio Code alternative.

You can learn more about it in their official announcement on app upgrades.

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