GamerOS, a Linux distribution based originally on Arch with a firm focus on an out of the box experience for gaming on your couch (much like Valve's original idea with SteamOS) has a new release.
Sounds like plenty of nice changes if you want a Linux-based system to stick under your big-screen TV. If you've used Steam Big Picture mode and know your way around it, GamerOS should make it quite easy since that's what it's based upon.
Plenty of the key components behind it have been upgraded with GamerOS 18 including a newer Linux Kernel at 5.6.15, update Mesa drivers 20.0.7, NVIDIA driver 440.82, plus an updated compositor and other bundled packages like RetroArch 1.8.8.
New additions include other emulators for Steam Buddy, the web-based interface for managing non-Steam software on it. Added platforms include Arcade, Neo Geo and GameCube. Plus Steam Buddy got an "Exit Game" option. More Flathub apps are supported now too including Xonotic, Veloren and Firefox so you can get extra packages installed relatively easily.
There's also now wake on LAN support, improved gamepad support for the N64 controller and Xbox One controller connected via dongle, "various" improvements to the installer and there's also now an automated build system in place for making system images for GamerOS.
Find out more on the official site.