Mozilla Firefox 66.0.3 Now Available for Download on Linux, Windows, and Mac

Mozilla has just released a new version of Firefox browser that comes with bug fixes on the supported desktop platforms.

First and foremost, it’s worth noting that Firefox 66.0.3 is available for Windows, Linux, and macOS, and it includes changes that have previously been tested as part of the beta updates.

Needless to say, there are no new features in this release, as Mozilla typically uses these smaller updates for bug fixes and further performance improvements. New features are usually included in major browser updates.

As per GHacks, Firefox 66.0.3 addresses performance issues with certain HTML5 games on Pogo.com. The browser should now work correctly when accessing this website and games should no longer run slower than expected on the platform.

Then, Mozilla has resolved several keypress events for a number of Microsoft and IBM cloud applications. In other words, the experience… (read more)

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Best IP Address Management Tools for Linux

If you are a network administrator, you surely know, how important it is to keep track of the leased IP addresses within your network and easily manage those addresses. For short the IP address...

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Easy Data Retrieval From Hard Drives

It’s easy. You might think it’s not but it is. Retrieving data from the hard drive is not as hard as you think. Unfortunately, most people think it’s hard. For that reason, not a lot of people think about retrieving data from their hard drive. When their computer or laptop gets busted, they just end up buying a new one. If they want to salvage any of their files, they’ll just try to retrieve data from their external drives. They won’t bother with hard drive of their computer or laptop.

Hard drive data retrieval can get pretty intimidating for most people, especially the ones who hardly have any kind of computer background. Of course, there’s no excuse for ignorance but there are really some people who just don’t think much about their hard drive.

Now that could be a problem, especially for some people who are still using Windows 7. If you’re one of these people who are still using Windows 7, you should probably start to think about hard drive data retrieval. If you are not aware of the latest new on Windows 7, then here it is. Microsoft will discontinue its support for this particular operating system.

Windows 7, which was released in 2009 – when the Internet was a very different place – will no longer be supported for free starting January 15th, 2020.

For most people, the best course of action is to migrate to Windows 10, which will provide you with ongoing security updates to protect you.

(Via: http://ktar.com/story/2438607/what-are-my-options-when-microsoft-discontinues-support-for-windows-7/)

Considering the latest news on Windows 7, it really doesn’t take a computer or laptop breakdown to think seriously about hard drive data retrieval. If your computer is still running on Windows 7, your data could eventually be in danger. There is a security risk if your Windows 7 is no longer updated from time to time, unless you are using Windows 7 Pro.

If you have specialized software or devices running on Windows 7 Pro, you can purchase the extended support through January of 2023.

Unlike previous operating system extended support options that were very expensive, Microsoft is making it a lot more affordable

Canonical Announces AWS IoT Greengrass as a Snap to Increase Linux App Security

Canonical, the company behind the popular Ubuntu Linux operating system, announced the availability of the Amazon IoT Greengrass software as a Snap universal app.

Developed by Amazon for IoT device manufactures and system integrators, the AWS IoT Greengrass software seamlessly extends the Amazon Web Services (AWS) to edge devices, allowing them to use the cloud for management while acting locally on the data they generate. AWS IoT Greengrass brings together data caching, local compute, messaging, sync, and ML inference capabilities to IoT devices.

In an attempt to increase application security and developer productivity across Linux-based operating systems, Canonical and Amazon joined forces to make AWS IoT Greengrass available as in the Snap universal binary format, which will enable device manufactures and system integrators build IoT appliances in weeks without compromising on security, nor long-term support.

“Rigado Cascade Gateways provide flexible connectivi… (read more)

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Canonical Outs Major Linux Kernel Security Patch for All Supported Ubuntu OSes

Canonical released a major Linux kernel security patch for all supported Ubuntu Linux operating systems to address more than two dozen of vulnerabilities discovered lately in the upstream kernels.

Available for the Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish), Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver), Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus), Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr), as well as all the official derivatives like Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, etc., the new Linux kernel security patch is here to fix more than 20 security vulnerabilities affecting the Linux 4.18, Linux 4.15, Linux 4.4, and Linux 3.13 kernel series.

Among the fixed issues, we can mention a use-after-free vulnerability in Linux kernel’s ALSA (Advanced Linux Sound Architecture) subsystem, which could allow a physically proximate attacker to crash the system, as well as an information leak discovered in the Bluetooth implementation, which could let an attacker within Bluetooth range to … (read more)

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10 Best File and Disk Encryption Tools for Linux

It wasn’t too long ago that we published a list of 10 cool command line tools for your Linux terminal. Today, we turn our focus to encryption methods as we bring you a list...

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You Can Now Run Android 9.0 Pie on Your PC with the AndEX Project

Arne Exton has updated his Android-x86-based AndEX project to the latest Android 9.0 Pie mobile operating system, which now lets users run Android 9 Pie on their personal computers.

AndEX Pie 9.0 Build 190326 is now available, based on the Android-x86 project, an open source initiative that let you run Android on your PC. It comes with comes pre-installed with numerous popular apps, among which we can mention the Aptoide app manager, Mozilla Firefox web browser, Clash of Clans game, and several useful utilities.

While the Google Play Store or any of the GAPPS (Google Apps) aren’t available in this build of the AndEX project, the developer says that Aptoide is a good replacement for Google Play Store to install more apps. On the hardware side of things, AndEX Pie appears to work well with almost any newer laptop and some desktop computers.

“My new compiled Android-x86_64 system (Pie 9.0) can run and be installed on almost all newer laptops (and some Desktop compute… (read more)

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Fedora Linux 30 Enters Beta with GNOME 3.32, Deepin and Pantheon Desktops

The Fedora Project announced today the immediate availability of the beta release of the upcoming Fedora 30 Linux operating system, which comes with major enhancements and new features.

After being in development for the past three months, Fedora 30 Beta is here to give the Fedora Linux community a glimpse to the new features and changes implemented so far, which will be available in the final release later this spring. It comes with the latest GNOME 3.32 desktop environment, the Linux 5.0 kernel series, and performance improvements to the DNF package manager.

“All dnf repository metadata for Fedora 30 Beta is compressed with the zchunk format in addition to xz or gzip. zchunk is a new compression format designed to allow for highly efficient deltas,” explains Ben Cotton. “When Fedora’s metadata is compressed using zchunk, dnf will download only the differences between any earlier co… (read more)

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Linux Mint 19.2 Will Be Codenamed “Tina,” Remains Based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

In the latest monthly newsletter, Linux Mint project leader Clement Lefebvre revealed the codename of the next Linux Mint release in the Linux Mint 19.x series, Linux Mint 19.2.

After Linux Mint 19 “Tara” and Linux Mint 19.1 “Tessa,” it will come Linux Mint 19.2 “Tina,” which remains based on the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) operating system series. Yes, you’ve read that right, the upcoming Linux Mint 19.2 release will be codenamed “Tina.”

Most probably, the Linux Mint 19.2 “Tina” operating system will get all the updates from the Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS point release, which was released in February 2019 with the Linux 4.18 kernel stack from the Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) operating system series.

As expected, Linux Mint 19.2 “Tina” will be supported on both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures, and in will be available in three editions with the Cinnamon, MATE, and Xfce desktop environments. Clement Lefebvre confirmed that fact that Linux Mint 19.2 “Tina” will be … (read more)

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