9to5Linux Weekly Roundup: January 8th, 2023

Roundup January 8th 2023

The 119th installment of the 9to5Linux Weekly Roundup is here for the week ending on January 8th, 2023, keeping you guys up to date with the most important things happening in the Linux world. If you missed last week’s 9to5Linux Weekly Roundup, catch up with all the things here.

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This first week of 2023 was quite busy and packed with lots of great releases, starting with the approval of the Fedora Budgie and Sway official spins, Arch Linux’s first ISO release in 2023, OpenMandriva Lx’s first-ever rolling-release edition, and a major release of the Debian-based Nitrux distribution.

On top of that, I present you with the Xfce apps roundup for December 2022, warn you about the end of life of the Linux 4.9 kernel series, and tell you all about the release schedule of the upcoming GNOME 44 desktop environment. Below, you can enjoy these and much more in 9to5Linux’s Linux weekly roundup for January 8th, 2023.

Hot news of the week

  • Arch Linux’s first ISO release in 2023 is out and it’s powered by Linux kernel 6.1
  • Xfce’s Apps Update for December 2022: New releases of Ristretto, Thunar, and more
  • Nitrux 2.6 is powered by Linux kernel 6.1, adds PipeWire and Wayland by default
  • It’s Official: Fedora Linux 38 will offer Fedora Budgie and Sway Spins
  • Fwupd 1.8.9 adds SHA384 support for TPM hashes, new devices, and more
  • KDE Plasma 5.26.5 update arrives with more Plasma Wayland session fixes
  • Pinta 2.1 open-source paint program adds WebP support, Wayland improvements
  • NVIDIA 525.78.01 graphics driver brings better support for Vulkan X11 apps
  • KDE Gear 22.12.1 brings improvements to Dolphin, Konsole, Kdenlive, and other apps
  • GNOME 44 desktop environment is slated for release on March 22nd, 2023
  • OpenMandriva Lx ROME is here as OpenMandriva’s rolling-release edition
  • Ubuntu users get massive kernel security updates, more than 20 vulnerabilities patched
  • Linux kernel 4.9 reaches end of life after 6 years of support
  • Ventoy 1.0.87 brings support for Lenovo Product Recovery and Dell PER ISOs
  • OBS Studio 29.0 arrives with media key support on Linux, new filters

Linux distributions released this week

Linux apps, drivers, desktops, and kernels released this week

Coming up next week

  • New KDE Frameworks release
  • …and hopefully more exciting Linux news and releases!

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