This past weekend, the developers behind the openSUSE-based GeckoLinux computer operating system have announced the release of updated Rolling Editions, version 421.160623.0.

Being the first time we write here about GeckoLinux, we would like to inform our readers that it’s a versatile GNU/Linux distributions distributed in many flavors that are split into two main editions, Rolling Editions, based on openSUSE Tumbleweed and Static Editions, based on openSUSE Leap.

Both GeckoLinux Rolling and Static Editions come with standalone flavors build around some of the most popular desktop environments, including KDE Plasma, GNOME, Xfce, Cinnamon, MATE, LXQt, and Budgie. For advanced users, there’s also a GeckoLinux Rolling “Barebones” flavor that lets them install their desktop environment of choice.


What’s new in GeckoLinux 421.160623.0 Rolling Editions

Based on the last openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshot to feature GCC 5 as default compiler, version 20160623, GeckoLinux 421.160623.0 Rolling Editions are out now with all the supported flavors mentioned above. The main change in this update is a patch for a bug in the Mozilla Thunderbird email and news client application.

“The GeckoLinux “Rolling” editions have all been updated to the most recent Tumbleweed 20160623 base to fix the broken Thunderbird package. Users who have already installed GeckoLinux “Rolling” should update their systems to get this fix,” the developers have explained.

The GeckoLinux Rolling “BareBones” flavor has been updated as well, bringing the rxvt (extended virtual terminal) terminal emulator for the X Window System, which is available from the Openbox menu. All users are urged to update their GeckoLinux Rolling installations to build 421.160623.0 as soon as possible.

On the other hand, newcomers to this GNU/Linux distribution can explore the available GeckoLinux “Rolling” and “Static” Editions right now from the project’s website, where they will be able to test drive them online, without having to download anything, as well as to learn the main differences between GeckoLinux and openSUSE Tumbleweed/Leap.

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