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IPFire 2.23 – Core Update 131 Has a New Intrusion Prevention System, The Linux Foundation Launches the Urban Computing Foundation, the Atomic Pi Hits Retail, IBM to Expand Its “New Collar” Program to France, and New Capabilities and Services for IBM Z

News briefs for May 16, 2019.

IPFire 2.23 – Core Update 131 has been released. This release brings a new
Intrusion Prevention System that makes your networks “more secure by deeply
inspecting packets and trying to identify …

Nextcloud Partners with Nitrokey, Unauthorized Version of Arch Linux Available from the Microsoft Store, VirtualBox 6.0.8 Released, Help Test Plasma Theme Switching and Intel Announces Major Clear Linux Update

News briefs for May 15, 2019.

Nextcloud this morning announced a new partnership with Nitrokey, maker of
highly secure, open-source encryption USB keys. From the press release: “The
Nitrokey Pro 2 and Nitrokey Storage 2 dev…

Update WhatsApp Now, Adobe Warning Creative Cloud Users with Older Apps, Kernels Older than 5.0.8 Are Vulnerable to Remote Code Execution, Schools in Kerala Choose Linux and MakeOpenStuff Is Launching the HestiaPi Touch Smart Thermostat

News briefs for May 14, 2019.

A vulnerability in WhatsApp allows spyware to be installed from a single
unanswered phone call. The
Verge reports that the “spyware, developed by Israel’s secretive NSO
group, can be installed …

Kernel 5.1.1 Is Out, a Raspberry Pi Captured a Photo of a Soyuz in Space, It Might Be the Year of the Desktop, Nanonote 1.2.0 Released and OpenMandriva Lx 4.0 RC Is Now Available

News briefs for May 13, 2019.

Greg
Kroah-Hartman announced the release of the 5.1.1 kernel, saying
“All users of the 5.1 kernel series must upgrade”.

A Raspberry Pi captured a photo of a Soyuz in space. See the Raspberry

Alpine Linux Docker Images Shipped with Unlock Root Accounts, Mozilla Offering a Research Grant to Embed Tor into Firefox, Plasma 5.16 to Get a Rewritten Notification System, Unity 2019.2 Beta Released and Emirates NBD Wins Red Hat’s 2019 Innovation Award

News briefs for May 10, 2019.

Alpine Linux Docker images available on Docker Hub shipped for three years
with unlocked root accounts. Threatpost
reports that “For three years, some Alpine Linux Docker images have
shipped w…

IBM’s Red Hat Deal, NuoDB Operator Now Has Red Hat OpenShift Operator Certification, Krita 4.2.0 Alpha Released, Elive 3.0 Update, UBports Announces Ubuntu Touch OTA-9 and Fedora Kernel 5.1 Test Week Starts Monday

News briefs for May 9, 2019.

The Department of Justice recently concluded its review of IBM’s Red Hat
acquisition, which is still on track for later this year. ZDNet
reports that Red Hat released
the results of an IDC study…

OASIS Announces Open Projects, Endless OS Launches Endless Studios, Microsoft and Red Hat Announce the General Availability of Azure Red Hat OpenShift, Supermicro Collaborates with Red Hat, and All Chromebooks to Launch This Year Will Support Linux Apps

News briefs for May 8, 2019.

OASIS this morning announced the
launch of Open Projects. The
press release describes Open Projects as “the
first-of-its-kind program that creates a more transparent and collaborative
future for …

Red Hat Enterprise 8 Now Available, Microsoft Announces New Windows 10 Terminal App, Microsoft and Red Hat Announce an Open-Source Kubernetes Event-Driven Autoscaling Service, StackRox Partners with Red Hat, and Ubuntu 19.10 to Be Called Eoan Ermine

News briefs for May 7, 2019.

Red
Hat Enterprise 8 is now available. From the press release: “Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 8 is the operating system redesigned for the hybrid cloud era
and built to support the workloads and opera…

Linux Kernel 5.1 Is Out, Red Hat Announces Winners of the 2019 Women in Open Source Awards, GNU Linux-libre 5.1-gnu Is Now Available, Lockheed Martin Worked with Red Hat to Improve F022 Raptor Fighter Jets, and Firefox 66.0.4 Released

News briefs for May 6, 2019.

Linux kernel 5.1 is out. Linus Torvalds writes, “The past week has been pretty
calm, and the
final patch from rc6 is not all that big. The shortlog is appended,
but it’s small changes all over. …

It’s World Press Freedom Day, Tutanota Launches Secure Connect for Journalists and Whistleblowers, Private Internet Access Offers Discounts for Journalists, GCC 9.1 Released, Freespire 4.8 Now Available, and Toradex’s New Torizon Embedded Linux Distro

News briefs for May 3, 2019.

In honor of World Press Freedom Day, today Tutanota announces the launch of
Secure Connect, “an open source encrypted contact form for news sites.
Secure Connect can be easily added to any news …