GeckoLinux Announces New Version Update With GNOME 3.38, KDE 5.21

This openSUSE-based OS now includes Linux kernel 5.10.16 LTS and latest desktop version.


Last year, openSUSE-based GeckoLinux arrived with a refreshed ISO after a gap of two years.

Continuing its regular release, developers have now announced a new version 999.210221 update for all of its openSUSE Tumbleweed-based ROLLING editions.

The latest snapshot generated directly from unmodified openSUSE Tumbleweed and Packman repositories comes with a new polished version of several available desktop environments.

For instance, KDE Plasma 5.21 with Framework 5.79.0 and KDE applications 20.12, GNOME 3.38, Xfce 4.16, Cinnamon 4.8.6, Mate 1.24.1, and LXQt 0.16.

Additionally, it has also upgraded the Budgie desktop, which was revived last year, to its latest v10.5.2 with improved behavior of Nemo desktop icons and eliminated transparency from the bottom panel for better visibility and contrast.

Moreover, it has updated several component versions of the Pantheon desktop, which was introduced along with Budgie last year.

The new ISO has included the long-term support (LTS) Linux kernel 5.10.16 at the core, Calamares system installer 3.2.27 for easy but powerful options for reliable installation of the live system, and preinstalled applications for the particular desktop environment.

GeckoLinux has also continued to bring out-of-the-box support for proprietary media formats, hardware drivers, firmware, and additional user-installed multimedia applications, which now work automatically with restricted media codecs.

It has fixed several bugs and polished its unique out-of-the-box configuration on top of the stable and flexible openSUSE base.

At last, ROLLING editions images now feature pre-configured Google and Skype repositories for optional installation. As you may know, you can easily install third-party RPM packages using the graphical YaST package manager.

If you want to get your hands on the latest GeckoLinux v999.210221, grab the ROLLING edition ISO image from the official page.

Sarvottam Kumar

Sarvottam Kumar

Sarvottam Kumar is a software engineer by profession with interest and experience in Blockchain, Angular, React and Flutter. He loves to explore the nuts and bolts of Linux and share his experience and insights of Linux and open source on the web/various prestigious portals.
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