Norwegian Study Finds The Online Advertisement Industry To Be "OUT OF CONTROL". Data collection and sharing is pervasive. Ten examined #smartphone apps were found to be sharing data with 135 different third parties. F-Droid is a free software app-store which does not have that problem.
#GParted 1.1.0 Is Released. The latest version of the go-to graphical disk partition utility on #Linux supports moving locked #LUKS partitions, it will recognize ATARAID members and it can now calculate how large partitions using the 30 year old JFS file systems are correctly.
Firefox 72.0.2 Is Released with mostly Windows-specific bug fixes. Firefox users on other platforms get a CSS rendering fix.
Vulkan 1.2 Specification Finalized and #Linux support is ready. Most of the new functionality in Vulkan 1.2 has exited as optional extensions for quite some time. The new core specification ensures that those extensions are present on Vulkan 1.2 platforms.
Khronos Group mentions the ability to run DirectX games on Linux in their announcement slides. Mesa 20 will have full Vulkan 1.2 support.
Linux 5.5rc7 Is Released. There are no huge changes in this release candidate. Linus Torvalds will release Linux 5.5 next week unless some huge last-minute patch(es) land on his plate.
Bandwhich, a new bandwidth monitoring tool able to show per-process network usage, seems to be wildly off in it's reporting..
#Mozilla Fires 70 Employees, #Apple Offers New Jobs. It is a sad time for the free software Firefox web browser.
Xfce4-whiskermenu-plugin 2.3.5 Released! The optional #xfce menu used as adefault on #manjaro and other #linux distributions got 6 bugs fixed in this release.
#SeaMonkey 2.53.1 Beta 1 Is Released: Not Fully Abandoned Abandonware.Good old #Netscape Communicator is not dead; it is border-line alive. The latest release uses #GTK3 on #Linux and the web browser component is based on #Firefox ESR 60.3.
#AMD Confirms "Big Navi" GPU Coming In 2020.
How "big" that #navi will be, when in 2020 it will launch and how it will compete against high-end GPUs from Nvidia is anyone's guess, AMD did not provide any further details.
Wine 5.0-rc6 Is Released With 21 Bug-Fixes. The big 5.0 will be released next week. #Wine is now mature enough to run the vast majority of #Windows software, including games, on #Linux.
Red Hat Recommends Disabling Hardware Acceleration on Intel Integrated Graphics Due To Hardware Flaw
CentOS 8.1 Released With New Security Tools For Servers And Containers
Latest Linux Kernels Fix Security Flaw In The Intel Processors With iGPUs. It is locally exploitable but not a huge concern desktop and laptop users who typically don't let random strangers run code on their machines. #linux #intel #vulnerability
First Xfce 4.14 Maintainance Release Available, ScreenSaver Security Hole Remains Wide Open. Many bugs are fixed in this minor stable version #xfce release. By-passing the screensaver lock-screen remains trivial.
LibreDWG 0.10.1 Brings GNU One Step Closer To Liberating AutoCAD Files
Linux 5.5rc6 Is Released, 5.5 Final Is Coming In Two To Three Weeks