News about Linuxverse Distros: Week 19 of the year 2024

Distros of the Linuxverse: News of Week 19 of the year 2024

Distros of the Linuxverse: News of Week 19 of the year 2024

For nineteenth week of the year and second of the month of May (06/05 to 12/05) of the year 2024, our timely weekly summary solely dedicated to Distros release news related to each of the existing and well-known free and open operating systems, it brings great news to all users of the Linuxverse.

And as you already know, we bring many of these news (news about Distros releases) directly from the "DistroWatch and OS.Watch" websites. Which are the most suitable when it comes to learning about the most recent and relevant release announcements about new versions and new GNU/Linux Distros. While others, such as "ArchiveOS", we take them into account when reporting on the recovery and dissemination of ISO files from discontinued GNU/Linux Distros. So, without further ado, below we will address the releases of the «GNU/Linux Distros of the Linuxverse for Week 19 of the year 2024», where those related to: AlmaLinux OS, SparkyLinux and Linux Lite.

Distros of the Linuxverse: News of Week 18 of the year 2024

Distros of the Linuxverse: News of Week 18 of the year 2024

But, before starting to comment on each of these new GNU/Linux Distros releases that have happened in the «Linuxverse during Week 19 of the year 2024 », we recommend you explore a previous related post with this same series of publications, at the end of it:

Distros of the Linuxverse: News of Week 18 of the year 2024
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Linuxverse distros that have been updated during Week 01 of the year 2024

Linuxverse distros that have been updated during Week 19 of the year 2024

Alma Linux OS 9.4

Alma Linux OS 9.4

  • Official Web site
  • Official launch announcement: May 06th 2024.
  • Download Links: Alma Linux OS 9.4.
  • Featured news: This new version called Alma Linux OS 9.4, includes interesting and useful improvements, changes and fixes, among which the following stand out: The availability of ISO files for the platforms (architectures) x86-64, aarch64, ppc64le and s390x with the Linux Kernel 5.14.0-427.13.1. on9-4. And finally, among many others, the updates of many software packages stand out, such as: Python 3.12, Ruby 3.3, PHP 8.2, Nginx 1.24, MariaDB 10.11, and PostgreSQL 16.

AlmaLinux OS is an enterprise-focused, open source, forever free, community-governed and driven Linux distribution focused on long-term stability and a robust production-grade platform. AlmaLinux OS is also binary compatible with the RHEL® Distribution. Additionally, for its management and development there is the AlmaLinux OS Foundation, which was established as a non-profit organization to manage the ownership and governance of the project. About AlmaLinux OS

Red Hat, Alma Linux and EuroLinux: What's new in their 9.2 versions
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SparkyLinux 2024.05

SparkyLinux 2024.05

  • Official Web site
  • Official launch announcement: May 07th 2024.
  • Download Links: SparkyLinux 2024.05.
  • Featured news: This new version called SparkyLinux 2024.05, includes interesting and useful improvements, changes and fixes, among which the following stand out: All the improved Debian stable and Sparky test packages, from the repositories as of May 5, 2024 and the use of the default Linux Kernel 6.7.12 (and 6.8.9, 6.6.30-LTS, 6.1.90-LTS, 5.15.158-LTS in the repositories). And finally, among many others, the updates of many software packages stand out, such as: Firefox 115.10.0-ESR (125.0.3 available in Sparky repos), Thunderbird 115.10.1 and LibreOffice 24.2.0.

SparkyLinux is a Debian-based distribution, which supports around 20 desktop environments and window managers. Which gives anyone excellent freedom of choice, considering that their computer can be made for work, fun, entertainment, keeping in touch with friends and many, many things more. And all this, through 3 main versions (Estabdár, MinimalGUI and MinimalCLI) and 3 extra versions (for Gaming, Multimedia and Technical use). About SparkyLinux

SparkyLinux 7.2 is now available: Come see what's new!
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Linux Lite 7.0 RC1

Linux Lite 7.0 RC1

  • Official Web site
  • Official launch announcement: May 09th 2024.
  • Download Links: Linux Lite 7.0 RC1.
  • Featured news: This new version called Linux Lite 7.0 RC1, includes interesting and useful improvements, changes and fixes, among which the following stand out: The use of Ubuntu 24.04 with long-term support as a solid and secure base that integrates many features suggested by the community, which will be released on June 1, 2024. And finally, among many others, others stand out such as: Changes: The implementation of the split view of Thunar 4.18.8, the use of the Papirus window theme and the Font Roboto Regular, in addition to Linux Kernel 6.8, Chrome 124.0, Thunderbird 115.10.1, LibreOffice 7.6.6.3, VLC: 3.0.20 and Gimp: 2.10.36.

Linux Lite is a newbie-friendly Linux distribution based on Ubuntu LTS (Long Term Support Edition) featuring the Xfce desktop. Additionally, it was created to make the transition from Windows to a Linux-based operating system as seamless as possible. Linux Lite is fully functional out of the box, this means no one will have to install additional software when you start your computer for the first time. About Linux Lite

Linux Lite 6.6 RC1: Now available for testing!
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Other interesting Distros from the Linuxverse updated in week 19 of 2024

And so as not to leave any out, it is also worth mentioning the official announcement of other well-known GNU/Linux Distros releases during this period of time:

In DistroWatch and OS.Watch

Archive OS

  1. Veket Linux: May 06.
  2. JANOS: May 08.
  3. SimpleSlax: May 10.
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Summary

In short, we hope that this nineteenth publication of this series dedicated to «News from the Linuxverse Distros for each week of the year 2024 » you liked it and it was useful, informative and technically, especially regarding the latest releases of the Distributions AlmaLinux OS, SparkyLinux and Linux Lite. And also, that it continues to allow us to contribute efficiently to the dissemination and massification of the various free and open operating systems projects, which are continually updated, for the benefit of all the passionate Free Software, Open Source and GNU / Linux Community.

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