Beta Release | Endless OS 3.8.5~beta1

The first beta release of Endless OS 3.8.5 is out. Please follow these instructions if you want to join the beta testing program; bear in mind that the chance of encountering bugs is higher than in a regular stable release. As always, please ensure your data is backed up!

Updated hardware support

  • The Linux kernel has been updated to include the stable fixes from Linux 5.4.41 and Ubuntu’s kernel version 5.4.0-39.43.
  • New firmware files have been included in linux-firmware, to support some Intel Open Sound Firmware devices and Realtek’s RTL8822C Bluetooth adapter.
  • Headset microphone support has been fixed on the Acer TravelMate B311R-31 and Acer Veriton N4660G laptops.
  • VirtualBox Guest Additions has been updated to version 6.1.6.

Other Improvements and Changes

  • We’ve updated to Chromium 84.0.4147.89 bringing new improvements and security fixes to Endless’ built-in web browser.
  • The App Center was updated to fix an issue where some pending software updates were not getting applied correctly.
  • The Hack icon on the desktop should now properly hide/show itself when the application is disabled/enabled via parental controls.
  • The “Give us feedback” user menu now points users to our community forum.
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