The PCLinuxOS MATE image ISO has been updated to release 2017.03. The image includes all of the updates and bug fixes from the past month. The kernel was updated to 4.9.15. The MATE desktop was updated to the current release of 1.18.0. Nvidia current video driver was updated to 375.39. Mate Tweak was added to the ISO to provide additional tweaking options for the desktop. Please note, if you did an installation from a previous image then you can simply update from the Synaptic Package Manager to be current.
This updated ISO image is available from our MATE download page: http://www.pclinuxos.com/get-pclinuxos/mate/
Both LTS kernels were updated to their latest release for PCLinuxOS and are now available from the PCLinuxOS software repository. We are waiting for a few patches that we use in PCLinuxOS to catch up before we can release a 4.10.x kernel.
The MATE desktop has been updated to 1.18 and fresh packages are now available from the PCLinuxOS software repository. All the included applications and components were successfully ported to GTK+ 3. Additional information about his release can be found here.
KDE Frameworks packages have been updated to 5.32.0 for the KDE Plasma 5 desktop. This release is part of a series of planned monthly releases making improvements available to end users in a quick and predictable manner.
KDE Plasma 5 Application packages have been updated to 16.12.3. This update brings in more than 20 recorded bug fixes providing a safe and pleasant update for everyone. This is the last update of the 16.x series. KDE Plasma 5 Applications 17.04 launches on April 20th.
The KDE Plasma 5 image ISO has been updated to release 2017.03. The image includes all of the updates and bug fixes from the past month. The kernel was updated to 4.9.13. KDE components were updated to Plasma 5.8.6 LTS, Frameworks to 5.31.0 and Applications to 16.12.2. Bug fixes include the menu editor, net applet in the system tray, konsole profile and better defaults for Dolphin and System Tray icons. Applications added to ISO image include gparted, nixnote2 and dropbox.
This updated ISO image is available from our KDE Plasma 5 download page: http://www.pclinuxos.com/get-pclinuxos/kde/
KDE Plasma 5 has been updated to 5.8.6 LTS and is now available for KDE Plasma 5 users. This update brings a total of 80 improvements and bug fixes to various components of the desktop environment.
Kernel 4.9.10 has been prepared, tested and is now shipping out to go to the PCLinuxOS software repository. This kernel mainly has updates and improvements to various kernel drivers. PCLinuxOS allows you to install a new kernel without removing your old one so that you can boot and test the new kernel to see if it is compatible with your hardware. If the new kernel works fine then later you can remove your old kernel through the Synaptic Package Manager.
Kernel 4.9.8 is now available for installation through the Synaptic Package Manager for PCLinuxOS. This is the latest stable release from the kernel developers at kernel.org. This updated kernel has fixes and improvements to many network drivers and the XFS filesystem.
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According to the preliminary changelog, it would appear that Mozilla Firefox 51.0 is improving the video performance for those of us with older computers that don’t have GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) acceleration. Besides using less CPU power, the new Firefox version will also offer you a better full-screen experience. More information here.
The PCLinuxOS kernels have been updated to 4.9.5 and 4.4.44 LTS. Both kernels feature updated video, sound and network drivers. You can install either or both kernels through the Synaptic Package Manager. Greg Kroah-Hartman recently named the 4.9.x branch as a long-term kernel (LTS), yet this is not apparent from kernel.org.
This release is part of a series of planned monthly releases making improvements available to developers in a quick and predictable manner. Full announcement can be found here. This update is now available in the PCLinuxOS Software Repository for those who are currently running the KDE Plasma 5 desktop.
Open Synaptic, click on Settings, Repositories and New. Copy and paste what is in bold print.
Section(s): x86_64 xfce4 kde
If you are running KDE Plasma 5:
Section(s): x86_64 xfce4 kde5
Kernel 4.9.3 is now shipping to the PCLinuxOS software repository along with updated Nvidia drivers that work with the new kernel. The plan is for the 4.9 Linux kernel release to be the next “Long Term Supported” (LTS) kernel.
This release contains only bugfixes (over 40) and translation updates, providing a safe and pleasant update for everyone using the KDE Plasma 5 destkop on PCLinuxOS.
PCLinuxOS Kernels were recently updated to 4.8.16 and 4.4.40 LTS and are now available in the stable software repository. Kernel 4.9.1 is now in the test section along with updated Nvidia drivers that work with the test kernel.
KDE Plasma has been updated to 5.8.5 for PCLinuxOS which includes a month’s worth of new translations and fixes from KDE’s contributors. The bugfixes are typically small but important. This update should arrive in the software repository shortly for KDE Plasma 5 users.