Microsoft releases Windows Terminal Preview 1.11 with system tray minimizing, UI updates and more

Microsoft has released an updated preview version of Windows Terminal, and while the version number increase may be small, there are a surprising number of changes and additions to be found, including a revamped Settings UI. With Windows Terminal Preview 1.11, it is now possible to minimize the app to the system tray and there are various updates to pane functionality. New options include the ability to swap panes within a tab, tab splitting via the context menu, and moving a pane to a new or existing tab. But there is plenty more to explore too. See also: Windows Update… [Continue Reading]


Original URL: https://betanews.com/2021/09/01/microsoft-releases-windows-terminal-preview-1-11-with-system-tray-minimizing-ui-updates-and-more/

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Sequoia: Linux kernel security flaw gives unprivileged users root access

A vulnerability has been discovered in the Linux kernel that makes it possible to gain root access on a number of popular distributions, including Ubuntu, Debian and Fedora. The flaw has been named Sequoia, and it exists in the filesystem layer. The security issue is thought to affect all versions of the Linux kernel released since 2014, meaning that a large number of distros are vulnerable. Specifically, the flaw is a size_t-to-int type conversion vulnerability that can be exploited to elevate privileges. See also: Microsoft has its own Linux distro called CBL-Mariner After waking up from PrintNightmare, Microsoft has a… [Continue Reading]


Original URL: https://betanews.com/2021/07/21/sequoia-linux-kernel-security-flaw-gives-unprivileged-users-root-access/

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How to check if your PC can run Windows 11 right now

Following Microsoft’s big event yesterday, PC users around the world are asking themselves “will my computer run Window 11?”. Although many people have installed the leaked version of the operating system, most will be waiting for the official release later in the year. Microsoft has already shared details of the minimum system requirements for Windows 11, but this is not information that everyone finds useful; many have been baffled by the TPM (Trusted Platform Modules) requirement, for instance. People are looking for a straight “yes” or “no” answer rather than having to check hardware specs. So, if you’re wondering whether… [Continue Reading]


Original URL: https://betanews.com/2021/06/25/how-to-check-if-your-pc-can-run-windows-11-right-now/

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Vivaldi 4.0 adds privacy-focused translation tool plus built-in mail, calendar and feed reader clients

Big tech takes an ever-increasing role in our lives, with Google and Amazon in particular seemingly insatiable when it comes to dangling more exciting new services in front of us in exchange for another slice of our privacy. If you’re looking for ways to fight back, then Vivaldi Technologies’ latest browser release should interest you. Billing itself as a “real alternative to Big Tech”, Vivaldi 4.0 arrives packed with yet more privacy-first tools, including beta releases of built-in mail client, calendar tool and feed reader for those who want them. But before all that, Vivaldi makes a pitch for the… [Continue Reading]


Original URL: https://betanews.com/2021/06/09/vivaldi-4/

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How to restart your graphic drivers in Windows 10 with a secret keyboard shortcut

There are many reasons that Windows 10 can freeze leaving you unable to continue with the work you were in the middle of, or play the game you were about to beat. All manner of issues can arise that lead to your computer hanging and requiring you to restart. But before you reach for that power button, it is worth giving something else a try — restarting your graphics card drivers. How can you do this if your system is seemingly frozen? There’s a keyboard shortcut that can help you out. See also: Surprisingly unproblematic KB5001391 update brings speed boost… [Continue Reading]


Original URL: https://betanews.com/2021/05/01/how-to-restart-your-graphic-drivers-in-windows-10-with-a-secret-keyboard-shortcut/

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Logitech discontinues Harmony remotes

It is the end of an era: Logitech has announced that it will no longer produce its Harmony range of universal remotes. The company says, however, that the decision to discontinue production of the devices will not affect current owners, as support will continue. No reason has been given for the decision, and the remaining stock of devices will remain on sale until the entire inventory is gone. Just don’t expect any refunds or compensation. While the termination of the Harmony range will come as bad news for fans of a universal remotes, it is not entirely surprising. There have… [Continue Reading]


Original URL: https://betanews.com/2021/04/10/logitech-discontinues-harmony-remotes/

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Microsoft: Windows 10 version 2004 Feature Update is now available for (nearly) everyone

Microsoft has changed the status of both Windows 10 version 2004 and version 1909, marking them as being ready for “broad deployment”. In the case of Windows 10 version 1909 (or Windows 10 November 2019 Update), the company says it is “designated ready for broad deployment for all users via Windows Update”. For Windows 10 version 2004 (aka Windows 10 May 2020 Update), however, the status has been updated to indicate that it is merely “designated for broad deployment”. And there is a reason for the difference between the two. See also: Quick! Upgrade to Windows 10 for free in… [Continue Reading]


Original URL: https://betanews.com/2021/02/05/microsoft-windows-10-2004-broad-deployment/

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Ubuntu-based Linux Mint 20.1 ‘Ulyssa’ is here with Cinnamon, MATE, and Xfce

It’s a new year (thank goodness), and for 2021, I am happy to say we already have a new version of Linux Mint. Yes, folks, you can now download Linux Mint 20.1. Called “Ulyssa,” it is available with your choice of three desktop environments — Cinnamon, MATE, and Xfce. Linux Mint 20.1 is based on the rock-solid Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and Linux kernel 5.4. It will be supported until 2025 and comes with an all-new unified filesystem layout. For the desktop environments, Xfce is at version 4.14, MATE is at 1.24, and Cinnamon is 4.6. What’s particularly cool about Linux… [Continue Reading]


Original URL: https://betanews.com/2021/01/08/ubuntu-linux-mint-201-ulyssa-2/

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Linux 5.10 LTS is here as a significant kernel update

Linus Torvalds has official announced the availability of version 5.10 of the Linux kernel. This release is significant not only because of the number of new features and fixes it includes, but also because it is a Long-Term Support (LTS) release that will enjoy five years of maintenance. In his release notes for Linux 5.10, Torvalds also calls upon developers working on version 5.11 to submit changes in plenty of time for Christmas. See also: Developers manage to run Windows 10 and Linux on M1 Macs Mageia 8 Beta 2 Linux distro now available with KDE Plasma, GNOME, and Xfce… [Continue Reading]


Original URL: https://betanews.com/2020/12/14/linux-5-10-lts-released/

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