BleachBit, the open source system cleaner, has been updated to version 4.2, a major update that introduces support for latest Ubuntu and Fedora Linux releases, as well as many other improvements.
BleachBit 4.2 is here nine months after the massive BleachBit 4.0 release, so it’s considered a maintenance update to that version fixing some issues, adding support for cleaning new programs, as well as support for the latest GNU/Linux distributions.
First and foremost, BleachBit 4.2 is now supported in the latest Ubuntu and Fedora Linux releases. This means that you can now download BleachBit as a DEB or RPM package that you can install on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) or Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla), as well as Fedora Linux 32 or Fedora Linux 33.
Now for the new app support, as BleachBit 4.2 adds support for cleaning the Chromium open-source web browser when installed as Snap package. As you probably know already, Canonical decided to switch to the Snap version of Chromium for their latest Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and Ubuntu 20.10 releases, so this new feature of BleachBit should come in handy for those of you using Chromium.
Other supported apps that BleachBit can now clean are the official Zoom app, the Pale Moon open-source web browser, and the proprietary Slack messenger.
Among some of the improvements that landed in this release, BleachBit will now preserve bookmarked favicons when cleaning the Mozilla Firefox web browser, adds shredding and advanced search support when doing a deep scan operations, and no longer deletes LibreOffice extensions.
A bunch of bugs that were present in BleachBit 4.0 were addressed as well to make the software more stable and reliable when cleaning your GNU/Linux distribution to make space for more important stuff and to make it faster. You can learn more about these fixes from the release notes page.
You can download BleachBit 4.2 for Ubuntu, Debian GNU/Linux, Fedora Linux, CentOS, openSUSE, and Linux Mint distributions right now from the official website, but those of you using other distros should be able to install the new release of the open-source system cleaner from the stable repositories in the coming days.
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