9to5Linux Weekly Roundup: April 3rd, 2022 | #linux | #linuxsecurity

The seventy-nine installment of the 9to5Linux Weekly Roundup is here for the week ending on April 3rd, 2022, 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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Thank you everyone for yet another amazing week. April is here and the spring is just kicking off with awesome new releases of your favorite distributions and apps. Thank you all for your support, for your likes, shares, retweets, and comments, for your tips and suggestions, and for following us.

This week we were busy test driving the beta releases of the upcoming Fedora Linux 36 and Ubuntu 22.04 LTS distributions, but we also got lots of new updates, starting with GParted 1.4, LibreOffice 7.3.2, Lutris 0.5.10, Claws Mail 4.1, and Shotcut 22.03.10, and continuing with KDE Plasma 5.24.4, Porteus Kiosk 5.4, Deepin 20.5, Finnix 124, and Nitrux 2.1.

On top of that, I take a look at the latest Xfce app releases in March 2022 and notify Ubuntu users about a new Linux kernel security update for their systems. You can enjoy this and much more in 9to5Linux’s Linux weekly roundup for April 3rd, 2022, below!

Hot news of the week

  • GParted 1.4 arrives with labeling support for mounted Btrfs, EXT4, and XFS filesystems
  • Gentoo-based Porteus Kiosk 5.4 is here with Linux kernel 5.15 LTS, various improvements
  • KDE Plasma 5.24.4 LTS brings more Plasma Wayland improvements, other bug fixes
  • Fedora Linux 36 beta is out with the GNOME 42 desktop environment and Linux kernel 5.17
  • Finnix Linux distro for sysadmins celebrates 22th anniversary with new release
  • Shotcut video editor gets multi-threading for all implicit video scaling and some video filters
  • Ubuntu users get small Linux kernel security update with only two flaws patched
  • LibreOffice 7.3.2 office suite is now available for download with 74 bug fixes
  • Ubuntu 22.04 LTS beta is out for public testing with GNOME 42 and Linux kernel 5.15 LTS
  • Deepin 20.5 arrives with face unlock feature, screenshot pinning, and more
  • Arch Linux’s first ISO snapshot powered by Linux kernel 5.17 is now available for download
  • Lutris game manager adds Steam Deck support, EA Origin and Ubisoft Connect integration
  • Nitrux 2.1 arrives with support for Linux kernel 5.17, latest KDE Plasma desktop
  • Xfce’s Apps Update for March 2022: New releases of Orange, Xfdashboard, and Xfce Terminal
  • Claws Mail 4.1 adds text zooming in the Message View, many other new features
  • Linus Torvalds announces first Linux 5.18 kernel Release Candidate for public testing

Linux distributions released this week

Linux apps, drivers, desktops, and kernels released this week

Coming up next week

  • Firefox 99
  • Tails 4.29
  • New KDE Frameworks release
  • …and hopefully many other exciting Linux news and releases!

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