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Linux Mint 19.2 “Tina” Cinnamon Now Available, IBM Has Transformed Its Software to Be Cloud-Native and Run on Any Cloud with Red Hat OpenShift, Icinga Web 2.7.0 Released, Google Rolling Out Android Auto Design Updates and Kernel 5.1 Reaches End of Life

News briefs for August 2, 2019.

Linux Mint 19.2 “Tina” Cinnamon
was officially released today. This is a long-term support release that
will be supported until 2023, and it brings updated software and many
improvements. G…

Canonical Announces the Availability of Xibo as a Snap, Chrome 76 Released, Viruses Discovered in LibreOffice, Pop!_OS 18.10 Reaches End of Life, and Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security Warns of Microsoft Office Online Privacy Risks

News briefs for August 1, 2019.

yesterday announced the availability of the Xibo open-source digital signage
platform as a snap. From the announcement: “Xibo provides a
comprehensive suite of digital signage produ…

Collabora Announces xrdesktop, Blender 2.8 Released, Arduino Selects Auth0 as Its Identity Management Platform of Choice, Microway Showcasing Its Data Science WhisperStation at PEARC19 and KDE Plasma Maintenance Update

News briefs for July 31, 2019.

yesterday announced xrdesktop. This new open-source project
“enables interaction with traditional desktop
environments, such as GNOME and KDE, in VR. Sponsored by Valve, xrdesktop

Linux Ending Support for the Floppy Drive, Unity 2019.2 Launches Today, Purism Unveils Final Librem 5 Smartphone Specs, First Kernel Security Update for Debian 10 “Buster” Is Out, and Twitter Is Switching from Mesos to Kubernetes

News briefs for July 30, 2019

Linux won’t support the floppy drive much longer. ZDNet
reports that Linus Torvalds has “declared the floppy drive project
‘orphaned'”. The article quotes Linus: “Actual working physical floppy…

Kernel 5.3-rc2 Is Out, Latte Doc v0.9 Officially Available, GitHub Blocking Developers from Certain Countries, the Khronos Group Announces the Public Release of OpenXR 1.0, and Netflix Joins the Academy Software Foundation

News briefs for July 29, 2019.

Linux kernel 5.3-rc2 is out. Linus Torvalds writes,
“There are fixes all over, I don’t think there’s much of a pattern
here. The three areas that do stand out are Documentation (more rst

Icinga 2 Version 2.11 Release Candidate Announced, Pinebook Pro Available for Pre-Order, Sailfish OS 3.1 Seitseminen Released, VirtualBox 6.0.10 Is Out, and It’s National Sysadmin Day

News briefs for July 26, 2019.

The Icinga team announces a release candidate for Icinga 2 version 2.11.
Main improvements in Icinga 2.11 include a rewritten network stack, improved
cluster sync, self-healing and debugging do…

PHP 7.4.0beta1 Released, HypriotOS 1.11.0 Now Available, ALA Asks LinkedIn Learning to Change Terms of Service that Jeopardize Privacy Rights, Red Hat Announces RHEL 8.1 Beta and The Forbidden Arts Coming to Linux

News briefs for July 25, 2019.

PHP 7.4.0beta1 has
been released, marking the first beta of PHP 7.4. Go here to
see the list of changes, and go here to download. Note that
this is an early test version and not intended for us…

FTC Announces $5 Billion Settlement with Facebook, First Preview Release of Fedora CoreOS Now Available, Red Hat Certificate System Achieves Common Criteria Certification, GNOME 3.33.4 Released and Summer Update on /e/

News briefs for July 24, 2019.

The Federal Trade Commission announces a $5 billion settlement with
Facebook. CNN
reports the deal resolves “a sweeping investigation by
regulators into how the company lost control over massi…

Feral Interactive Announces Commanders Update for Company of Heroes 2 for Linux, Participate in Fedora Test Week for Kernel 5.2, coreboot 4.10 Released, GNU Parallel 20190722 Released and EST Launches File Security for Linux v 7.0

News briefs for July 23, 2019.

Feral Interactive yesterday announced Company of Heroes 2 for macOS and
Linux: Commanders update is now available. This update of the WWII strategy
game has five new commanders. See the game’s…

Kernel 5.3-rc1 Released; VLC Security Flaw Discovered; Melissa Di Donato Appointed CEO of SUSE; Dropbox Brings Back Support for ZFS, XFS, Btrfs and eCryptFS; and YugaByte Is Now 100% Open Source

News briefs for July 22, 2019.

Linux kernel 5.3-rc1 has been released. Linus
Torvalds writes, “This is a
pretty big release, judging by the commit count. Not the
biggest ever (that honor still goes to 4.9-rc1, which was