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Linux 5.0-rc1 Released, Scratch 3 and Raspberry Pi, Phoronix Test Suite 8.6-Spydeberg Milestone 1 Is Now Available, Elteria Adventures Coming to Linux and Chromium Now Supports VAAPI in Fedora

News briefs for January 7, 2019.

Linux 5.0-rc1 was released yesterday. Linus Torvalds wrote: “The numbering change is
not indicative of anything special. If you
want to have an official reason, it’s that I ran out of fingers…

Google’s Fuchsia OS to Support Android Apps, Linux Servers with Poorly Configured IPMI Cards Prone to Attack, LinuxGizmos’ 2019 SBC Catalog Is Out, USB Type-C Becoming More Secure and Epic Games Not Planning to Provide a Linux Version of Its Store

News briefs for January 4, 2019.

Google’s Fuchsia OS will have Android app support via Android Runtime.
According to 9To5Google,
it was expected that Fuchsia would support Android apps, and now “that
suspicion has been conf…

Several Android Apps Transmitting Sensitive Data to Facebook without Permission, ExTiX Linux Announces Version 19.1 Build 181228, Peppermint 9 Respin-2 Released, Nextcloud Founder’s 2019 Predictions and Some Security Updates

News briefs for January 3, 2019.

A recent Privacy International report reveals that “at least
20 out of 34 popular Android apps are transmitting sensitive information to
Facebook without asking permission, including Kayak, M…

Google Gains Approval to Launch Project Soli, Sony’s New 3D Sensors for Face Recognition, the GIMP Team Looks Back at 2018 and Shares Plans for 2019, Thunderbird Also Publishes a Retrospective and Look Forward, and xfce4-panel 4.13.4 Was Released

News briefs for January 2, 2019.

Google has received approval from the FCC to launch Project Soli, a
radar-based motion-sensing device. Reuters
reports that the FCC “would grant Google a waiver to operate the Soli
sensors a…

Freescale and NXP PowerPC Microprocessors Protected Against Spectre, Chromebook to Support Dual-Boot Mode, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Game Kickstarted Campaign Cancels Linux Port

One year later, the Freescale and NXP PowerPC microprocessors are now protected against the variant 2 of the Spectre vulnerability.

For those who absolutely need those one or two applications from Windows, the Chromebook wil…

KStars v3.0.0 Now Available, Malware Targeting IoT Devices Is Growing, Enhanced Privacy Settings for Mozilla’s Latest Firefox Focus, Coreboot 4.9 Released and Pivotal Announces Pivotal Cloud Foundry Platform Version 2.4

News briefs for December 21, 2018.

KStars v3.0.0 was released today
after four months of development. Jasem’s
Ekosphere blog post lists all the new features including the XPlanet
Solar System View developed by Robert Lancast…