9to5Linux Weekly Roundup: April 18th, 2021

Weekly Roundup April 18th


The twenty-ninth installment of the 9to5Linux Weekly Roundup is here for the week ending on April 18th, keeping you guys up to date with the most important things happening in the Linux world. If you missed last week’s 9to5Linux Weekly Roundup, you can check it out here.

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This has been a very interesting week as we saw new releases of the LXQt desktop environment, Nuvola Player web-based music player for popular music streaming services, as well as the Escuelas Linux and EndeavourOS Linux distributions. In addition, the OpenMandriva team teased us with their upcoming OpenMandriva Lx 4.3 release and openSUSE Tumbleweed devs added the latest GNOME 40 desktop environment in their repos.

Linux hardware vendors System76 and Star Labs also teased us with their upcoming COSMIC desktop environment for Pop!_OS Linux and the Coreboot Configurator tool, and the Metro Exodus FPS game arrived on Steam for Linux. Security-wise, there were new Linux kernel updates for all supported Ubuntu and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 releases, as well as for CentOS Linux 7.

You can enjoy these and much more in the 9to5Linux Weekly Roundup for April 18th, 2021, below!

Hot news of the week

Linux distributions released this week

Linux apps, drivers, desktops and kernels released this week

Coming up next week

  • Mozilla Firefox 88
  • Tails 4.18
  • KDE Gear 21.04
  • Ubuntu 21.04
  • Linux kernel 5.12
  • … and hopefully many other exciting Linux news and releases!

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