Linux Release Roundups

In the Linux Release Roundup series, we summarize the new distribution and application version releases in the past week. This keeps you informed of the latest developments in the Linux world.

Feren OS 2021.10 Released

The latest release of Felen OS is more of a ‘calm before the storm’ release, as stated by the developer. This implies significant updates will be coming in the next release.

This release instead focuses on visual improvements like the addition of new wallpapers, refreshed splash screen, and a new lock screen. The Web Browser Manager now lets you tweak the configuration for Firefox.

You can check out our original coverage here.

IPFire 2.27 Core 160 Released

IPFire is a special Linux distro that focuses on security for use in routers and firewalls.

The latest brings necessary, if not significant, changes. The code has now shifted to Python 3, and users are advised to port custom scripts written in Python 2. The network throughput has been improved to bring down latency for a faster network. Other features include updated packages and fix for numerous bugs.

Check out their official release notes to learn more.

KDE Gear 21.08.2 Released

KDE Gear’s latest release is full of improvements and bug fixes to many apps and packages like the Dolphin file manager, Okuler, Konsole, Kate, Kdenlive, and many more.

The official changelog mentions all of the necessary changes.

Fwupd 1.7 Released

Fwpud is an open-source project that deals with updating Linux firmware automatically.

The latest version brings support for various hardware like Logitech devices and peripherals, PixArt, Starbook devices, and several improvements and bug fixes.

You can head over to the official changelog for detailed information.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.5 (Beta) Released

Red Hat Enterprise Linux has recently announced the release of its latest version for public beta testing. This release brings in a host of new features and improvements.

Enhanced performance metrics are included to monitor and identify hardware issues. New system roles have been added to various services like Microsoft SQL Server, timesync, and VPN for management and automation. Also, support for OpenJDK 17 has been introduced.

Those interested can check out the announcement and head to the official customer portal to test the release.

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