Bodhi 4.0 Beta Ships with Number of Improvements

by Ostatic Staff - Oct. 11, 2016

Jeff Hoogland today announced the release of Bodhi Linux 4.0.0 Beta and said this release "has had a number of improvements." Speaking of releases, FreeBSD 11.0, "the much anticipated," was announced in a press release noting the images reflect a patch revision already. Jesse Smith tested KDE neon, but unfortunately it was pre-5.8 and gave Ubuntu 16.04 a second chance.

Bodhi Linux 4.0.0 is expected to ship before Halloween and today folks can test probably the last pre-release. This is probably the last chance to get in those bug reports before the final. Right now, Hoogland said there's only one known issue and that's a small issue in the theme tool. He also said this release brings several improvements:

* Main Menu Face-lift
* Improved Screenshot Module
* Clipboard Manager Iteration
* Better GTK / QT Application Integration
* New Theme Selection

You can choose from 32-bit, 64-bit, and a 32-bit non-PAE for older hardware. Existing 4.0 users can upgrade through the package manager with one caveat. See the full announcement for that and the download links.

FreeBSD 11.0 was also released today for those who think Linux is just too dang easy. The announcement said this is the first release in the stable 11.0 branch. Some of the listed highlights include:

* OpenSSH DSA key generation has been disabled by default.
* Wireless support for 802.11n has been added
* ifconfig(8) utility will set the default regulatory domain to FCC on wireless interfaces
* Up to 40% improvement in performance
* Support for the AArch64 (arm64) and RISC-V architectures
* Native graphics support has been added to the bhyve(8) hypervisor
* Support for Raspberry Pi, Raspberry Pi 2 and Beaglebone Black peripherals

Version 11 also features GNOME 3.18.4, LibreOffice 5.0.6, NVIDIA 346.96, Xorg X Server 1.17.4, GCC 4.8.5, GIMP, and Firefox 47.0.1. See the release announcement for download information.


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