9to5Linux Weekly Roundup: April 21st, 2024

The 184th installment of the 9to5Linux Weekly Roundup is here for the week ending on April 21st, 2024, keeping you updated with the most important things happening in the Linux world. … [Read more...]

Linux Firmware Updater Fwupd 1.9.17 Adds Support for More Asus and Realtek Devices

Fwupd 1.9.17 has been released today as a new maintenance update to this open-source Linux firmware update utility for Linux-based operating systems that adds support for new devices and more bug fixes. … [Read more...]

Mozilla Seeks Feedback for Firefox Nightly ARM64 (AArch64) Binaries on Linux

The wait is almost over for those who want to download the Firefox web browser as binaries for the ARM64 (AArch64) architecture on Linux, as Mozilla announced today that Firefox Nightly is now available as ARM64 binaries for Linux systems. … [Read more...]

Mozilla Firefox 125 Is Now Available for Download, This Is What’s New

Today, Mozilla published the final build of Firefox 125 as the latest stable release for their popular open-source and cross-platform web browser that introduces new features and many improvements. … [Read more...]

LXQt 2.0 Desktop Environment Officially Released, This Is What’s New

The LXQt 2.0 desktop environment has been released today as a major milestone bringing Qt 6 support and advancing support for the Wayland display protocol to more components. … [Read more...]

Clonezilla Live Is Now Patched Against the XZ Backdoor, Powered by Linux 6.7

Steven Shiau released today a new version of his Clonezilla Live system for disk cloning/imaging based on the powerful Clonezilla software, Clonezilla Live 3.1.2-22, which adds a newer kernel and patches the live system against the latest XZ backdoor. … [Read more...]

Volla Tablet Launches on Kickstarter with Support for Ubuntu Touch

Volla, the maker of the Volla Phone smartphones, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for their first tablet device, the Volla Tablet, which will also support the Ubuntu Touch mobile OS. … [Read more...]

Lubuntu 24.04 LTS to Include Snap Installation Monitor for a Smoother Experience

Lubuntu developer Simon Quigley tells me that the upcoming Lubuntu 24.04 LTS (Noble Numbat) release will include a new tool he wrote to monitor the installation of Snap packages and inform the user about it during the first boot. … [Read more...]

KDE Plasma 6.0.4 Is Out to Improve Plasma Wayland, System Monitor, and More

The KDE Project released today KDE Plasma 6.0.4 as the fourth of five maintenance updates to the latest KDE Plasma 6 desktop environment series bringing fixes for bugs and crashes, as well as performance and UI improvements. … [Read more...]

Calamares 3.3.6 Linux Installer Improves Support for Plymouth Splash Screens

Adriaan de Groot released today Calamares 3.3.6 as a new maintenance update in the latest Calamares 3.3 series of this popular graphical installer for Linux-based operating systems. … [Read more...]

VirtualBox 7.0.16 Released with Initial Support for Linux 6.8 and 6.9 Kernels

Today, Oracle released VirtualBox 7.0.16 as a new stable update to its open-source, free, and cross-platform virtualization software bringing quite a few interesting changes for Linux users. … [Read more...]

Firefox 126 Enters Beta Testing with a Revamped Dialog for Clearing User Data

While Mozilla is still working on releasing Firefox 125, which was delayed due to a last-minute blocker bug, they’ve already promoted the next major release, Firefox 126, to the beta channel for public testing. … [Read more...]

Arch Linux Installer Archinstall 2.8 Increase ESP Size to 1 GiB, Fixes More Bugs

Archinstall 2.8 has been released today as the latest version of Arch Linux’s text-mode installer to address various bugs, update translations, and also add a few improvements. … [Read more...]

Ardour 8.5 Open-Source DAW Improves Linux and AAF Import Support

Paul Davis announced today the release and general availability of Ardour 8.5 as a new maintenance update to this powerful open-source, cross-platform, and free digital audio workstation (DAW) for Linux, Windows, and macOS systems. … [Read more...]

TUXEDO Sirius 16 Gen2 All-AMD Linux Gaming Laptop Gets Faster Ryzen 7 CPU

Linux hardware vendor TUXEDO Computers announced today the availability for pre-order of the second generation (Gen2) TUXEDO Sirius 16 all-AMD Linux gaming laptop with an updated Ryzen 7 processor. … [Read more...]

Ubuntu 24.10 and Debian Trixie Are Getting a Refined APT Command-Line Interface

Die-hard terminal emulator fans will be happy to learn that the upcoming Ubuntu 24.10 and Debian GNU/Linux 13 “Trixie” operating systems will feature a refined command-line interface (CLI). … [Read more...]