9to5Linux Weekly Roundup: May 16th, 2021

Weekly Roundup May 16th

The thirty-third installment of the 9to5Linux Weekly Roundup is here for the week ending on May 16th, 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 a bit slow in Linux news and releases, but we saw the launch of a new major Bodhi Linux release, Canonical finally enabled the upgrade path from Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) to Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo), and UBports released the Ubuntu Touch OTA-17 software update for Ubuntu Phones.

On top of that, NVIDIA released a new graphics driver for Linux, BSD, and Solaris systems with support for a bunch of new laptop GPUs, Canonical published the first Linux kernel security update for Ubuntu 21.04, and System76 launched their Launch mechanical and highly configurable keyboard.

Last but not least, the KDE Project published the first point release of their latest KDE Gear 21.04 software suite and released the beta version of the upcoming KDE Plasma 5.22 desktop environment series. You can enjoy these and much more on the 9to5Linux weekly roundup of Linux news and releases for May 16th, 2021, below!

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Linux distributions released this week

Linux apps, drivers, desktops and kernels released this week

Coming up next week

  • First GNOME 40 point release
  • KDE Plasma 5.22 beta test day
  • … and hopefully many other exciting Linux news and releases!

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