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Linux and open source headlines every Monday, Wednesday, & Friday, in under 3 minutes.

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Linux and open source headlines every Monday, Wednesday, & Friday, in under 3 minutes.

    2020-08-07

    2020-08-07

    The Free Software Foundation elects a new president, security researchers warn of an attack related to Spectre and Meltdown that affects even more processor types, Ubuntu 20.04.1 is out, a new tool aims to automatically optimize laptop power without sacrificing battery life, and just two candidates are running for the vacant openSUSE board seat.
    Links:
    Geoffrey Knauth elected Free Software Foundation president; Odile Bénassy joins the board
    [Old] GNU's Bulletin, vol. 1 no. 24, March, 1998
    Statement from FSF's new president, Geoffrey Knauth
    Foreshadow returns to the foreground: Secrets-spilling speculative-execution Intel flaw lives on, say boffins
    Over 400 vulnerabilities on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chip threaten mobile phones’ usability worldwide
    Nearly 50% of all smartphones affected by Qualcomm Snapdragon bugs
    Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS released
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    Ad-hoc openSUSE Board Election 2020 - Nominations
    Stasiek Michalski answers Richard Brown's questions as the openSUSE election campaign progresses

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    2020-08-05

    2020-08-05

    LibreOffice 7 dodges its rebranding controversy, the Pinta bitmap editor sees its first new version in 5 years, Red Hat accommodates certification seekers with new pandemic-friendly rules, and ownCloud 10.5 brings background sync changes to the platform.
    Links:
    Announcement of LibreOffice 7.0
    [Video] LibreOffice 7.0 - New Features
    Pinta 1.7 Release Notes
    Red Hat certification remote exams now available
    Red Hat changes certification rules in response to the coronavirus pandemic
    ownCloud 10.5 brings unified delivery and file locking

    • 2 min
    2020-08-03

    2020-08-03

    Linux kernel 5.8 is out, BunsenLabs rebases to Debian 10 "Buster," Mastodon releases version 3.2 with multimedia enhancements, and The Linux Foundation forms the Open Source Security Foundation.
    Links:
    Linux 5.8 announcement
    [Old] Linux 5.8-rc1
    Linux 5.8 changelog
    BunsenLabs Lithium Official ISOs
    Mastodon 3.2
    Technology and Enterprise Leaders Combine Efforts to Improve Open Source Security
    Open Source Security Foundation website

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    2020-07-31

    2020-07-31

    Mitigating the BootHole vulnerability is proving difficult for several major Linux distributions, KDE's Ark tool issues a security advisory, Cloudflare reduces perceived delays in worker process startup time, and Tor brings back its Bug Smash Fund for a second year.
    Links:
    Servers at risk from “BootHole” bug - what you need to know
    There’s a Hole in the Boot - Mitigation
    [PDF] National Security Agency/Central Security Service: Mitigate the GRUB2 BootHole Vulnerability
    BootHole fixes causing boot problems across multiple Linux distros
    KDE Project Security Advisory: Ark: maliciously crafted archive can install files outside the extraction directory
    Eliminating cold starts with Cloudflare Workers
    Tor’s Bug Smash Fund: Year Two!
    Multiple Tor security issues disclosed, more to come

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    2020-07-29

    2020-07-29

    The first standard-conformant implementations for OpenXR are finally shipping, LineageOS 17.1 has an unsupported build for the Raspberry Pi, Nextcloud gains a Forms feature, nano version 5 brings new features to the venerable text editor, Facebook releases PyTorch version 1.6, and Microsoft backs the Blender Foundation.
    Links:
    Multiple Conformant OpenXR Implementations Ship Bringing to Life the Dream of Portable XR Applications
    OpenXR Update: First Approved Runtimes Now Available, OpenXR Coming to Minecraft
    Developer ports LineageOS 17.1 based on Android 10 to the Raspberry Pi 4 B, 3 B+, and 3 B
    Nextcloud introduces Forms to protect privacy-sensitive survey data
    GNU nano 5.0 "Among the fields of barley"
    PyTorch 1.6 released w/ Native AMP Support, Microsoft joins as maintainers for Windows
    Microsoft becomes maintainer of the Windows version of PyTorch
    Microsoft joins the Blender Development Fund

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    2020-07-27

    2020-07-27

    The Manjaro community is in turmoil over the controversial resignation of the project's treasurer, Firefox 79 brings improved user-facing security features, and WordPress 5.5 bundles a long-awaited sitemap generator.
    Links:
    Change of treasurer for Manjaro community funds
    Change in manjaro team composition
    Discussion about the change in manjaro team composition
    Philip Müller's Manjaro forum post
    Firefox/Roadmap/Updates
    New XML Sitemaps Functionality in WordPress 5.5

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