GNOME 41 Beta Brings SIP/VoIP Support And Other Improvements

Improvements to Wayland and pre-included apps.

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With the new GNOME 41 release lined up for next month, the beta release of the same desktop environment is finally out. It brings some interesting features and improvements over its predecessor.

Released earlier this year, GNOME 40 brought many visual tweaks, changes, and new features and was one of the biggest GNOME updates of all time. To know what improvements its successor brings, keep reading.

GNOME 41 Beta Features: What’s New?

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SIP/VoIP Calls

The first major addition to the desktop environment is SIP/VoIP calls. For starters, as the name suggests, VoIP allows you to make calls over a wired internet connection. The DE now includes a dial pad using which you can call anyone.

Improved Wayland support

GNOME 41 improves the Wayland support. It allows for the user session to be Wayland even if the log-in screen is based on X.Org.

App Improvements

There are app improvements as well. The Calendar app now opens ICS files and imports events. The Control Center adds a couple of new panels, improved initial setup’s Software page, new UI for GNOME Music app, revamped Software app’s interface, and a lot more.

Try out new GNOME 41 features

If you want to know more about the same, read the official release announcement. If you want to try out GNOME 41, download the latest GNOME OS 41 Nightly build and use GNOME Boxes to run it.

Abubakar Mohammed

Abubakar Mohammed

Abubakar is a Linux and Tech Writer. Hailing from a Computer Science background, the start of his love for Tech dates back to 2011, when he was gifted a Dell Inspiron 5100. When he's not covering Tech, you'll find him binge-watching anime and Tech content on YouTube or hunting heads in competitive FPS games. You can also find his work on Android Police and How-To Geek.
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