Distribution Release: Nitrux 2022.01.29 BSD Release: OPNsense 22.1 DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 952 Distribution Release: Linuxfx 1...
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Nitrux is a Debian-based, desktop distribution which features a customized KDE Plasma desktop and the OpenRC service manager. The project’s latest release updates key packages and features Pacstall, a framework for installing third-party software, similar to Arch Linux’s user repository (AUR). “We’ve updated the following components of the distribution. For a most extensive list of changes, see Notes. KDE Plasma to version 5.23.5, KDE Frameworks to version 5.90.0, KDE Gear to version 21.12.1. Firefox to version 96.0. Pacstall to version 1.7.1. LibreOffice to version 7.5.2. We have tweaked our default configuration to provide smoother KWin performance and overall system responsiveness. We have added a package to include firmware for AMD GPUs unavailable in the kernel packages. We have changed the theme for powerlevel10k to a basic version due to a bug with Station and Nota (see Known Issues). We have reduced the size of both ISO files to 2.3G and 1.3G for the standard ISO and minimal ISO, respectively. Sidenote: The minimal ISO includes the package ‘linux-firmware’ that increases the size of the ISO to 1.3G; without it, the file size would be around 800M (or less); however, we’d reckon to remove it would cause users various issues.” The release announcement contains further information and screenshots. Please note that the release announcement refers to this version as “2.0.0” while the ISO files are tagged with the date (2022-01-29) only. When an announcement and corresponding media do not align, DistroWatch uses the version in the ISO filename to make searching for information on archived versions easier. Download (MD5, pkglist nitrux-release-amd64_2022.01.29.iso (2,310MB), nitrux-release-minimal-amd64_2022.01.29.iso (1,349MB).OPNsense is a FreeBSD-based specialist operating system designed for firewalls and routers. The project’s latest release is OPNsense 22.1; it is based on FreeBSD 13 and it improves boot speed while removing older, insecure cryptography components. “22.1, nicknamed ‘Observant Owl’, features the upgrade to FreeBSD 13, switch to logging supporting RFC 5424 with severity filtering, improved tunable sysctl value integration, faster boot sequence and interface initiation and dynamic IPv6 host alias support amongst others. On the flip side major operating system changes bear risk for regression and feature removal, e.g. no longer supporting insecure cryptography in the kernel for IPsec and switching the Realtek vendor driver back to its FreeBSD counterpart which does not yet support the newer 2.5G models. Circular logging support has also been removed. Here are the full patch notes against version 21.7.7: improved visibility and flexibility of tunables; move multiple sysctl manipulations to tunables framework to allow overriding them; prevent more than one default route by default; sync recovery utility contents with FreeBSD 13…” Additional information and a complete list of changes can be found in the release announcement. Download: OPNsense-22.1-OpenSSL-dvd-amd64.iso.bz2 (339MB, SHA256, signature).This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
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