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Debian 12 “Bookworm” Officially Released, Here’s What’s New

After almost two years of hard work, Debian 12 “Bookworm” is finally here and it’s powered by the long-term supported Linux 6.1 LTS kernel series. This kernel brings new and updated drivers to support modern hardware and it will be officially supported until December 2026.

KDE Frameworks 5.107 Enables Thumbnail Caching on Encrypted Volumes

KDE Frameworks 5.107 looks like a small update that only improves support for installations with an encrypted home directory by storing thumbnails in their typical cache location so that they won’t have to be re-generated all the time.

Thunderbird 115 Reaches Beta with Updated UI and Improved OpenPGP Support

The Mozilla Thunderbird team teased us for some time now with their Thunderbird “Supernova” release (a.k.a. Thunderbird 115) that promised a revamped calendar and Firefox Sync support.

LibreOffice 7.5.4 Office Suite Released with More Than 80 Bug Fixes

Coming a little over a month after the LibreOffice 7.5.3 point release, LibreOffice 7.5.4 is here to address a total of 83 bugs that have been reported by users or discovered by the LibreOffice developers in the LibreOffice 7.5 series. For more details about these bug fixes, you can study the RC1 and RC2 changelogs.

KDE Gear 23.04.2 Is Out to Improve Dolphin, Kdenlive, and Other KDE Apps

KDE Gear 23.04.2 is here less than a month after KDE Gear 23.04.1 and improves the Dolphin file manager to remember opened tabs on launch if it is configured this way by the user. It would appear that this functionality broke recently during the process of fixing a bug.

Tor Project blog

New Alpha Release: Tor Browser 12.5a7 (Android, Windows, macOS, Linux)

This release updates Firefox to 102.12.0esr, including bug fixes, stability improvements and important security updates. We also backported the Android-specific security updates from Firefox 114.

New Release: Tor Browser 12.0.7

This release updates Firefox to 102.12.0esr, including bug fixes, stability improvements and important security updates. We also backported the Android-specific security updates from Firefox 114.

Self-hosting the Tor Project users forum

Today, we're happy to announce the forum will soon migrate from the free cloud hosting graciously provided by the team behind Discourse to the Tor Project's own server infrastructure.

First Look at blendOS: A Blend of Arch Linux, Fedora Linux, and Ubuntu

posted by Marius Nestor on Jan 26, 2023

blendOS

While still in development, blendOS is here to offer you “a seamless blend of all Linux distributions,” as its creator wants to call it. blendOS is based on Arch Linux and GNOME on Wayland, but it lets you use apps from other popular distributions, such as Fedora Linux or Ubuntu.

This is possible because you can use the native package managers from Arch Linux (pacman – included by default), Fedora Linux (dnf), and Ubuntu (apt), which are included as containers using Distrobox/Podman. However, the DNF and APT package managers aren’t included in the live ISO image, nor blendOS’s own blend package manager.

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