While the Finnix team has announced a new version of the Linux distro, Finnix 122, with new packages, security fixes, and several new feature updates. The new version follows on the heels of version 121, which was built on top of Debian 11 “bullseye” - the latest version 122 is based on Debian 11 testing distribution with the latest long-term support (LTS) Linux Kernel 5.10.
What's New in Finnix 122 Release?
Finnix 122 features the latest long-term support (LTS) Linux Kernel 5.10, including a number of fixes, new packages and new features, as follows:
- iozone3 (finnix/finnix#8)
- Wifi-connect helper script added
- USB flash drive boot compatibility improvements on older BIOSes
- Manpage cache generated for man -k/apropos (finnix/finnix#9)
- Increased boot splash timeout from 15 seconds to 30 seconds
- Redesigned boot splash screen
Furthermore, Finnix 122 ISO size has reduced from 509MB to 411MB with improved boot speed. And it has added finnix command to help users easily get started with the operating system.
How to Download or Upgrade to Finnix 122
If you're a new user and want to try out Finnix 122, you can download the ISO image from the official download page, and note that it is available for only 64-bit architecture of several platforms, including User Mode Linux, x86, PowerPC, and Xen.
However, if you are running a 32-bit 586/686/PowerPC system, you can only use older versions of Finnix.