GeckoLinux ROLLING Released with Updated Desktop Environments

The distro is fully functional and offers some of the best Linux desktop environments available.

GeckoLinux is a Linux distribution based on openSUSE. It is available in two editions: Static, which is based on openSUSE Leap, and Rolling, which is based on openSUSE Tumbleweed.

Related: openSUSE Leap vs Tumbleweed, Difference Between Them Explained

Compared to openSUSE, GeckoLinux provides some extra packages, including multimedia support, and live ISOs files for eight different desktop environments: Cinnamon, Xfce, GNOME, KDE Plasma, MATE, LXQt, Budgie, and Pantheon. For people who want something lighter, Gecko offers a nine Barebones edition.

The latest GeckoLinux ROLLING 999.220105 update is built with unmodified openSUSE Tumbleweed packages from those projects’ repositories. Furthermore, the installed system can be updated directly from those same official sources.

This release offers several improvements for the GeckoLinux ROLLING users.

GeckoLinux Cinnamon Desktop

Under the hood, GeckoLinux ROLLING spins are powered by the latest Linux 5.15 kernel. Moreover, all the spins now feature the PipeWire audio framework with a customized out-of-the-box configuration suitable for casual home audio as well as professional low-latency JACK applications.

Another important improvement to all GeckoLinux editions is the addition of improved installation logic based on whether the system is running in EFI or legacy BIOS mode, leading to much better reliability during future GRUB bootloader updates.

On the desktop side, GeckoLinux ROLLING editions also benefit from updates to virtually all the desktop environments and applications, including:

Last but not least, GeckoLinux users will be happy to know that inclusion of openSUSE’s famous integration of the GRUB bootloader with Btrfs and Snapper snapshots has finally arrived in GeckoLinux.

For detailed information about all changes, you can refer to the official announcement or visit the project’s website.

Bobby Borisov

Bobby Borisov

Bobby, an editor-in-chief at Linuxiac, is a Linux professional with over 20 years of experience. With a strong focus on Linux and open-source software, he has worked as a Senior Linux System Administrator, Software Developer, and DevOps Engineer for small and large multinational companies.

Think You're an Ubuntu Expert? Let's Find Out!

Put your knowledge to the test in our lightning-fast Ubuntu quiz!
Ten questions to challenge yourself to see if you're a Linux legend or just a penguin in the making.

1 / 10

Ubuntu is an ancient African word that means:

2 / 10

Who is the Ubuntu's founder?

3 / 10

What year was the first official Ubuntu release?

4 / 10

What does the Ubuntu logo symbolize?

5 / 10

What package format does Ubuntu use for installing software?

6 / 10

When are Ubuntu's LTS versions released?

7 / 10

What is Unity?

8 / 10

What are Ubuntu versions named after?

9 / 10

What's Ubuntu Core?

10 / 10

Which Ubuntu version is Snap introduced?

The average score is 68%