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Linux Release Roundup #22.6: OpenMandriva Lx 4.3, Absolute Linux 15, Escuelas Linux 7.3, and More Releases

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.

Slackware 15 Released

Slackware is the oldest active Linux distribution. With its latest Slackware 15 release after years, there are some major upgrades and several improvements under the hood. And it still supports 32-bit systems.

You can read our original coverage to learn more about it.

OpenMandriva Lx 4.3 Released

OpenMandriva is an independent Linux distribution that includes several essential KDE applications and features one of the latest Linux Kernel versions.

This release includes updated KDE applications including Krita 5.0.2, Falkon browser 3.2, and others. PipeWire also replaces PulseAudio as the default sound server.

The desktop environment has also been updated to Plasma 5.23. In addition to these, there are various other changes that you can find in the official announcement.

Absolute Linux 15 Released

Absolute Linux is originally based on Slackware. So, with Slackware’s latest release, the Absolute Linux upgrade includes IceWM window manager and updated applications.

You can head to its official website to learn more about the release.

Qubes OS 4.1.0 Released

Qubes OS is a security-focused Linux distribution. The latest update improves the performance and brings in several new features to give you better control over the security/privacy of your system.

If you want the technical details of the release, you can check the official announcement post.

Peppermint OS 11 Released

Peppermint OS 11 was one of the most anticipated releases of 2022. And, it came with a surprise—ditching Ubuntu as its base for Debian.

In our brief usage, it looked impressive. You can find all the details in our original coverage.

Escuelas Linux 7.3 Released

Escuelas Linux 7.3 is an education-focused Linux distribution packed with various education applications and tools.

It is originally based on Bodhi Linux and supports both 32-bit/64-bit systems. You can head to its website and explore more before you decide to try it out.

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