Article from Issue 270/2023

In the news: Gnome 44 Release Candidate; Flathub Vying to Become the Standard Linux App Store; Debian 12 to Ship with KDE Plasma 5.27; Planet Computers Launches ARM-Based Linux Desktop PCs; Ubuntu No Longer Shipping with Flatpak; openSUSE Leap 15.5 Beta; Linux Kernel 6.2 Released with NewHardware Support; Kubuntu Focus Team Releases NewMini Desktop; and US National Cybersecurity Strategy Released.

Gnome 44 Release Candidate Now Available

Gnome 44 is upon us. Many Gnome fans have tested the beta version and found it to be the perfect next step for the open source desktop environment. And with the projected release, at the time of writing, of March 22, 2023, this release candidate arrives at the perfect time.

Surprisingly, however, the development team has added a few changes to the desktop. No, these are not new features but more bug fixes and cleanups.

For example, the team has added a bit more polish to the Epiphany web browser. There is also direct support for Wayland's fractional_scale_v1. What this means is that you'll be able to set fractional scaling for multiple monitor setups.


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