9to5Linux Weekly Roundup: March 14th, 2021

Weekly Roundup March 14th


The twenty-fourth installment of the 9to5Linux Weekly Roundup is out, for the week ending on March 14th, keeping you guys up to date with the most important things happening in the Linux world. If you missed last week’s Weekly Roundup, you can check it out here.

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This has been a slow week in Linux news, but we had some very nice releases, both on the hardware and software sides. New Linux computers saw the light of day from TUXEDO Computers and System76, Star Labs added Coreboot support to their LabTop Mk III laptop, and Mesa 21.0 graphics stack launched with many goodies for Linux gamers.

On top of that, Canonical shared a first look at their upcoming new Ubuntu Desktop installer and announced the upcoming transition to ESM (Extended Security Maintenance) support for Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus), and I’m talking a look at a new Debian-based distro called TeLOS, which promises a different approach on the Linux desktop.

You can enjoy these, along with the latest distro and software releases in the 9to5Linux Weekly Roundup for March 14th, 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

  • KDE Plasma 5.21.3 point release
  • GNOME 40 Release Candidate
  • New GNOME 3.38 point release
  • … and hopefully many other exciting news and releases!

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