The availability of the release of the new versions of the GeckoLinux distribution 999.220105 (rolling) and 153.220104 (static) which is based on openSUSE and its base packages that are more focused on optimizing the desktop and small things, such as high-quality rendering sources.
Among the characteristics of the distribution, it should be noted that delivered as downloadable live sets that support both live operation and installation on stationary units.
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The builds on offer are built with various desktop environments, such as Cinnamon, Mate, Xfce, LXQt, Pantheon, Budgie, GNOME, and KDE Plasma. Each environment has the optimal default settings (for example, optimized font settings) for each desktop and a carefully selected set of offered applications.
As well Support for proprietary firmware and hardware drivers has been included where possible. The Google and Skype repositories are also configured out of the box for optional user installation of proprietary applications from those providers.
Third-party RPM packages can be easily installed using YaST's graphical package manager, and various configuration settings are included to modify openSUSE's default package management behavior.
The TLP package is used to optimize power consumption. Installing packages from the Packman repositories is a priority, as some openSUSE packages have limitations due to proprietary technologies.
By default, packages in the "Recommended" category are not installed after installation. Provides the ability to remove packages with the entire chain of dependencies (so that after upgrade, the package is not automatically reinstalled as a dependency).
About GeckoLinux 999.220105
The new compilation Static has been updated to the base of the openSUSE Leap 15.3 package. In all the mounts, the capabilities of the installer implemented based on the Calamares framework are extended, in addition to providing the integration of the GRUB boot loader with Btrfs.
Also Snapper is included, a snapshot management tool for file systems.
Besides it modified default layout of Btrfs subkey to optimize it for efficient snapshot-based change rollback and improved installation logic in relation to the use of BIOS or EFI.
The reliability of downloading packages through mirrors has been improved, thanks to the use of the mirrorcache.opensuse.org infrastructure.
About GeckoLinux 153.220104
In this edition of the distribution "Rolling" PipeWire media server is used and cpupower was added systemd service to put the processor into maximum performance mode, for example reducing latency when processing audio in real time.
It is also mentioned that the ability to use the Pantheon desktop was regained Developed by the Elementary Operating System Project.
Also in a matter of desktop environments, we can find the new updated desktop versions from Cinnamon 5.2.4, KDE Plasma 5.23.4, KDE Frameworks 5.89.9, KDE Gear / Applications 21.12.0, GNOME 41.2, Mate 1.26, Xfce 4.16, Budgie 10.5.3, LXQt 1.0 and Pantheon (from the elementary operating system 6.1).
In addition, there is a GeckoLinux NEXT branch with KDE Plasma 5.23.5 and Pantheon desktops (since OS 5 elementary), which is built on the basis of openSUSE Leap 15.3, but with newer versions of user environments from separate repositories from openSUSE Build Service.
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For those who are interested in being able to obtain any of the new versions of GeckoLinux, they should know that in the case of version 999.220105, it has a weight of 1.6 GB and is developed as part of the continuous model to prepare updates, built on the basis of the Tumbleweed repository and Packman's own repository.
While in the case of the version this has a weight of 1,4 GB and is based on version 15.3 of openSUSE.