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Zorin OS 16 Lite Edition is Finally Here

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Zorin OS 16 Lite brings all the goodness of Zorin OS 16 with an Xfce desktop environment. Let us take a look at it here.
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Zorin OS 16 Celebrates More Than 1 Million Downloads with Lite Edition

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Based on Zorin OS 16, which has been downloaded more than 1 million times since its release back in mid-August 2021, the Zorin OS 16 Lite edition is here to offer those who want to install the latest version of this Ubuntu-based operating system on a streamlined distribution designed to run on low-spec computers from 15 years ago.

Zorin OS 16 Lite is based on the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) operating system series and the lightweight Xfce 4.16 desktop environment. Under the hood, it's powered by Linux kernel 5.11, just like Zorin OS 16.

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Gentoo-Based Calculate Linux 22 Released with PipeWire, Improved System Updates

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Calculate Linux 22 is here more than seven months after Calculate Linux 21 and it introduces some exciting new changes, such as the switch to the very popular PipeWire solution as the default sound server instead of PulseAudio. On the other hand, ALSA (Advanced Linux Sound Architecture) is still available as an option and it received Bluetooth support.

Another important change in this new Calculate Linux release is under the hood, as the developers managed to offer users a way to update their installations even after long periods of time.

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Firefox 96 Enters Public Beta Testing with More Performance and Security Improvements

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Firefox 96 isn’t a major update, but it’s the first release of the open-source web browser in 2022 and it introduces several performance and security improvements to make your browsing experience more enjoyable, more reliable, and much safer.

For example, the upcoming Firefox release significantly reduces the main thread load, significantly improves noise-suppression and auto-gain-control, slightly improves echo-cancellation, and enforces the Cookie Policy: Same-Site=lax option by default to protect users against Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks.

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Plasma Mobile Gear 21.12 Released for Linux Phones with ModemManager, Improved Apps

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Packing three months worth of improvements since the Plasma Mobile Gear 21.08 update, Plasma Mobile Gear 21.12 is the first release of the software suite to switch its telephony stack from oFono to ModemManager.

As you may know, ModemManager integrates with the NetworkManager network management daemon, which is currently being used by many popular GNU/Linux distributions for network connectivity of all sorts, including but not limited to Wi-Fi, wired and mobile connections, as well as for telephony functions.

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Tails 4.25 Anonymous Linux OS Released with New Backup Tool for Persistent Storage

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The monthly Tails releases continue, and Tails 4.25 is here to introduce a brand-new and simple backup utility to help users backup their Persistent Storage from the USB flash drive where they run Tails to another Tails USB stick.

Contributed by David A. Wheeler, the new backup tool offers a graphical interface and automates the process described in the official Tails documentation on how to make a backup of your Persistent Storage via the command line. You can find it under System Tools > Back Up Persistent Storage.

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LibreOffice 7.2.4 and 7.1.8 Released with an Important Security Fix, Update Now

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Released a month earlier than expected, LibreOffice 7.2.4 is now available for download along with LibreOffice 7.1.8, an unplanned release in the LibreOffice 7.1 series of the popular, free and open-source office suite, which reached end of life on November 30th, 2021.

Both releases include a fix for a buffer heap overflow vulnerability, namely CVE-2021-43527, which is a remote code execution flaw discovered in the way Mozilla’s NSS (Network Security Services) component verifies certificates.

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Firefox 95 Is Now Available for Download with New Picture-in-Picture Feature, More

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Firefox 95 is here as the last release of the web browser in 2021, coming seven weeks after Firefox 94. It’s not a big update, but it brings a few cool changes to make your web browsing experience more enjoyable and secure.

This release further improves the Picture-in-Picture (PiP) feature with a new right-click context menu option called “Move Picture-in-Picture Toggle to Left/Right Side,” which lets you move the Picture-in-Picture toggle button to either the left or right side of a video. Check it out in action below!

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