Powered by the long-term supported Linux 5.15 LTS kernel series, which has been updated to Linux kernel 5.15.61, the new Raspberry Pi OS update is here to further enhance the LXDE-based PIXEL desktop environment with a new main menu plugin for the panel that features text search capabilities. The panel gets a new network plugin that’s compatible with NetworkManager, which is now installed by default but disabled, a new separate audio input plugin that features microphone volume and input select, new keyboard shortcuts to open Wi-Fi and Bluetooth plugins, and updated notifications that are displayed with a short delay after startup and between each one. Also updated in this new Raspberry Pi OS release is the Piwiz first-run startup wizard to let you select NetworkManager as the default software for managing network connections, as well as to disable “root” as a user name when creating an account. Moreover, the raspi-config command-line configuration tool now also lets you switch between dhcpcd and NetworkManager. Other desktop enhancements include the ability to resize menus after being drawn. Among other changes, Picamera2 is now pre-installed as a libcamera-based replacement for Picamera that offers a Python interface to Raspberry Pi’s legacy camera stack, OpenJDK 17 is now installed by default on the full images, and the rc_gui CLI tool has been updated to only allow you to set valid hostnames.
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