Maui 2.1 released; Based on KDE Neon project

The Maui Linux team has announced immediate availability of Maui Linux 2.1, a maintenance release for Maui 2.0 Blue Tang released earlier. Maui Linux a GNU/Linux distribution based on KDE Neon project which comes with latest stable releases of KDE technologies.

Maui Linux 2.1, current stable release of project is coming with fixes for the bugs reported in previous release and also it brings some updated packages. The bug fix mainly addresses problems with installer.
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Since Maui Linux is based on KDE Neon project, which in turn is based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS(Xenial), existing users of Maui 1.0 and 2.0 can directly update their system without any fresh installation. In fact, if they have enabled any backport channels and updated their system recently, it is highly likely that, they are using updates from Maui 2.1. The only time when an update is recommended is when based distribution changes from one LTS to another LTS release.

A release announcement published  in Maui Linux blog can be read as:
Maui Installation ISO has been updated to 2.1. This mainly focuses on fixing some reported Installer issues and comes with some newer package versions, otherwise is the same as Maui 2.

Note to Maui 1 and Maui 2 users:
Due to Maui being a Part-Rolling distro on Xenial, updating to Maui 2.1 is not only not required nor technically correct anyway: All versions of Maui share the same base (Xenial), so the Backports channels is the common shared source where updated packages from Maui and KDE Neon land after being tested for all Maui versions.

So if you installed from any Maui version so far and enable the Backports Channels and Update, you should have the same updated system. It is just that we release updated ISOs from time to time as a starting point, so that new users don’t need to update too many packages right from the start.

Download Maui Linux 2.1 (Blue Tang) LTS 64 BIT

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