Distribution Release: UBports 16.04 OTA-21 DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 949 Distribution Release: Neptune 7.0 Distribution Release:...
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UBports is a community-developed fork of Canonical’s Ubuntu Touch operating system for mobile devices. The project’s latest release is UBports 16.04 OTA-21. The new release improves the first-run greeter and adjusts the way used storage space is calculated. “The storage statistics (free / occupied space) in the system settings got an overhaul, more categories are being shown, and the calculation of space occupied by the system partition layout and Ubuntu Touch core files has been made more precise. Greeter redesign: Most notably the style of the Greeter (the thing that is shown when the screen is about to be unlocked) has improved significantly to give a more modern and slick appearance. It shows a different style depending on if PIN or password unlock has been selected.” Additional information can be found in the project’s release announcement. A list of devices which can run UBports can be found on the project’s devices page.This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Review: Jesse’s Top Picks Of 2021
- News: UBports introduces new fixes and features, siduction trims array of desktop editions, Chakra shuts down servers, CentOS Linux 8 reaches end of life
- Questions and answers: Answering questions about the PinePhone
- Released in the past two weeks: elementary OS 6.1, Manjaro 21.2.0, IPFire 2.27 Core 162
- Torrent corner: EndeavourOS, KDE neon, Manjaro Linux
- Opinion poll: What is your top pick for 2021?
- New distributions: Circle Linux
- Reader comments
Read more in this week’s issue of DistroWatch Weekly…Leszek Lesner has announced the release of Neptune 7.0, a major new version of the project’s desktop Linux distribution based on Debian’s latest stable release and featuring the KDE Plasma desktop: “We are proud to announce the release of Neptune 7 ‘Faye’ named after the member of the Bebop crew in the Cowboy Bebop anime. This version comes with a new Debian base (11 ‘Bullseye’) that offers newer and better hardware support as well as newer software and applications. KDE Plasma 5.20.5 ships with a new Neptune-specific theme that embraces the Breeze widget style for maximum compatibility and it also introduces a new subtle but modern flat look and feel to Neptune. We also updated the icon theme to our own variation of the Tela icon theme to fit with the new look of the system. The default panel has been modernized to allow pinning more apps and tasks to it as well as offering a new bigger and easier look to the eyes. Besides that, Linux kernel 5.10 offers modern hardware support as well as bug fixes.” Here is the complete release announcement with screenshots. Download (SHA256): Neptune7-20211223.iso (2,567MB, signature, pkglist).Happy New Year! Dimitris Tzemos has announced the release of Slackel 7.5 “Openbox” edition, the latest version of the project’s a desktop Linux distribution based on Slackware’s “current” branch, available for both 32-bit and 64-bit platforms: "Slackel 7.5 ‘Openbox’ has been released. It includes the Linux kernel 5.15.12 and the latest updates from Slackware’s ‘current’ tree. The wicd utility has been removed and NetworkManager is now the default application for connecting to networks. Slackel can now be installed on an external 16 or 32 GB USB stick or SSD disk so you can have a portable, fast system always wit…
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