Linux Weekly Roundup: Firefox, Telegram, Kodi, BootHole Security Issue and More

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Here’s a recap for the week in the form of weekly roundup, curated for you from the Linux and opensource world on application updates, new releases, distribution updates, major news, and upcoming trends.

Weekly Roundup - Aug 1,2020
Weekly Roundup – Aug 1,2020

This week there has been plenty of app updates, distribution release announced. With so many moving items happening all around the Linux and the open-source world, it is not always possible to cover the updates, especially the minor releases of news.

Hence, in this weekly update series, I’ll try to cover all happenings with links and quick summary for you so that you can stay updated and wrap up your week with a summary.

All the round-up is tagged with “Weekly Roundup” so you can get back to the earlier summary as well.

Linux Weekly Roundup: Applications, Distros, and News – Aug 1, 2020

Distribution Updates

  • GNOME OS Images Available For Testing [Read the story]
  • Rust-Written Redox OS Now Supports GDB Debugging [Read the story]
  • Enlightenment 0.24.2 Released with Bug Fixes, Updated Terminal App [Read the story]
  • KDE Plasma 5.20 Bringing this Enormous Feature for Wayland [Read the story]
  • Development Release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.3 Beta [Read the story]
  • Nitrux 1.3.1 is available to download [Read the story]
  • The GeckoLinux “Rolling” edition, which is a desktop-oriented distribution based on openSUSE’s “Tumbleweed” branch, releases version 999.200729.0 [Read the story]
  • Application Updates

  • Qalculate! Desktop Calculator Brings Latest Version with Improvements [Read the story]
  • Opera 70 is Here with Major Improvements to its Existing Features [Read the story]
  • Telegram Messenger Introduces 2GB File Sharing, Mini Thumbnails, and Auto-Night Mode [Read the story]
  • Kodi Media Center 18.8 Released [Read the story]
  • Firefox 79 Released. This is What’s New. [Read the story]
  • Calibre e-Book manager 4.22 is out [Read the story]
  • Wine 5.14 Released [Read the story]
  • Nano 5.0 Released: Easy-To-Use Terminal Text Editor [Read the story]
  • News and Happenings

  • BootHole Security Issue: GRUB2 Bootloader, UEFI Secureboot [Read the story]
  • That’s all for this week’s update. Do stay in touch and don’t forget to follow the weekly update and via social media channels.


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