NixOS 20.03 Released Atop Linux 5.4, Various Desktop/Display Improvements
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 21 April 2020 at 06:32 AM EDT. 5 Comments
OPERATING SYSTEMS --
NixOS 20.03 has been released as the newest version of this Linux distribution built atop the Nix package manager.

NixOS 20.03 comes with many package updates like moving to the Linux 5.4 LTS kernel, using GCC 9 now as the base compiler, upgrading to Mesa 19.3.3, Glibc 2.30, KDE Plasma 5.17.5, GNOME Shell 3.34, and a number of other package updates.

NixOS 20.03 comes with many desktop handling improvements like its graphical installer image now starting the graphical session automatically, when using the Pantheon Desktop Manager its new greeter is used by default, various desktop/display systemd handling updates, and other changes. When using OpenZFS, the default ZFS pools are now also automatically trimmed on a weekly basis.

More details on all of the changes to find with NixOS 20.03 via NixOS.org.
Related News
About The Author
Author picture

Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience. Michael has written more than 20,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated benchmarking software. He can be followed via Twitter or contacted via MichaelLarabel.com.

Popular News This Week