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Linux Release Roundup #21.31: PulseAudio 15.0, Linux Lite 5.6 RC1, 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 of the latest developments in the Linux world.

Linux Lite 5.6 RC1 Released

Linux Lite 5.6 is almost ready for prime time with its first release candidate.

The latest version now lets you launch the installer from the welcome screen and comes baked in with upgraded application packages. To learn more, you can check out its official forum announcement.

MX Linux 21 Beta Released

MX Linux 21 is an exciting release considering it is now built on top of Debian 11 “Bullseye” and also comes with the new Xfce 4.16 desktop environment.

There are a few more improvements to it, you can explore them in the official announcement post.

KDE Plasma 5.22.4 Released

KDE Plasma 5.22.4 is yet another major bugfix release that addresses a lot of issues. There’s nothing significant with this release, but it does improve the stability of the desktop environment overall.

You can take a look at the announcement to view the full changelog.

PulseAudio 15.0 Released

PulseAudio 15.0 is an exciting release that adds new hardware support and introduces LDAC and AptX Bluetooth codecs for a high-quality audio listening experience with supported headphones.

You can learn more about all the new capabilities and fixes in the release notes.

OPNsense 21.7 Released

A specialized hardened-BSD system tailored for firewalls and routers. With the latest release, it introduces ZFS support and several improvements across the board.

Do take a look at the official announcement for full details.

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