9to5Linux Weekly Roundup: August 8th, 2021

Weekly Roundup August 8th


The forty-fifth installment of the 9to5Linux Weekly Roundup is here for the week ending on August 8th, 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 week has been pretty awesome, and we saw the release of the Mesa 21.2 graphics stack, which is great news for gamers, we were able to test drive Ubuntu’s new Desktop Installer written in Google’s Flutter SDK, we played The Silence & The Fury DLC for Total War: WARHAMMER II, and we installed Nitrux 1.5.1, Coreboot 6, and fwupd 1.6.2.

On top of that, I take a first look at Thunderbird 91’s new account setup wizard and the upcoming UnityX 10 desktop environment. You can enjoy these and much more in 9to5Linux’s Linux and Open Source weekly roundup for August 8th, 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 91
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 91
  • elementary OS 6
  • Tails 4.22
  • New KDE Frameworks release
  • Debian GNU/Linux 11 “Bullseye”
  • New GNOME 40 point release
  • …and hopefully many exciting Linux news and releases!

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