The Best Features from Windows 10’s Big May 2020 Update

Microsoft’s big May 2020 update for Windows 10 is here, and it’s packed with a bunch of new features and changes. This isn’t one of those subtle “security updates” that patches up a few bugs within Windows but doesn’t change your UI or how you interact with your operating system. It’s worth paying attention to, so I’m…Read more…


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Microsoft releases Windows Terminal 1.0, download it now

At its Build developer conference last year, Microsoft took the wraps off its Linux-inspired Windows Terminal. This lets users access the Command Prompt, PowerShell, and WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux) in the one place. Since then, Microsoft has been adding additional features, such as multiple panes and tab re-ordering, across a number of preview versions. Most recently the software giant added mouse support and duplicate panes. Today, at the virtual Build 2020, the company announces that Terminal has hit the 1.0 milestone. Microsoft says of the new Terminal: The Windows Terminal is a modern, fast, efficient, powerful, and productive terminal… [Continue Reading]


Original URL: https://betanews.com/2020/05/19/windows-terminal-1-0/

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Ubuntu Linux 20.04 LTS ‘Focal Fossa’ now available for download

There are many desktop Linux distributions these days, but only a handful are significant enough to cause widespread excitement. None have the mainstream attention that Ubuntu does, however — it is undoubtedly the most popular desktop Linux-based operating system on the planet. Hell, what other distro got mentioned on the wildly popular TV show The Big Bang Theory? But why is Ubuntu so popular? Despite what some critics may say, Ubuntu’s popularity and admiration are absolutely warranted — there’s a reason the distro has been trusted by so many people over the years. Not only is the operating system beautiful, easy… [Continue Reading]


Original URL: https://betanews.com/2020/04/23/ubuntu-2004-lts-focal-fossa-linux/

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WireGuard VPN makes it to 1.0.0—and into the next Linux kernel

Enlarge / WireGuard will be in tree for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (pictured), as well as the upcoming 5.6 kernel. (credit: WireGuard)
We’ve been anticipating WireGuard’s inclusion into the mainline Linux kernel for quite some time—but as of Sunday afternoon, it’s official. Linus Torvalds released the Linux 5.6 kernel, which includes (among other things) an in-tree WireGuard. Phoronix has a great short list of the most interesting new features in the 5.6 kernel, as well as a longer “everything list” for those who want to make sure they don’t miss anything.
If this is the first time you’re hearing about WireGuard, the TL;DR is that it’s a relatively new VPN (Virtual Private Network) application that offers a leaner codebase, easier configuration, faster connect times, and the latest and most thoroughly peer-reviewed and approved encryption algorithms. You can find a more detailed introduction in our initial August 2018 coverage.
Can I use this on Windows? Mac? BSD?


Original URL: https://arstechnica.com/?p=1664228

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How to update ONLYOFFICE Document Server to version 5.5

In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to update ONLYOFFICE Document Server to version 5.5 separately from other components. ONLYOFFICE is a free open-source solution with online editors and collaboration platform that includes doc management, projects, CRM, mail, chat, calendar and more.


Original URL: https://www.howtoforge.com/how-to-update-onlyoffice-document-server-to-version-55/

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How to create a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) in AWS

VPC (Virtual Private Cloud) falls under – Network and Content Delivery – service in AWS (Amazon Web Services). VPC provides us logically a virtual private, isolated cloud. In this article, we will see how to create a VPC using the Wizard as this is the simplest way to start with.


Original URL: https://www.howtoforge.com/how-to-create-a-virtual-private-cloud-vpc-in-aws/

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Raspberry Pi 4 Linux computer gets twice the RAM and USB-C power fix

The Raspberry Pi line has provided great little Linux computers to nerds — its low price and small size makes it ideal for tinkering and doing projects. But also, the device has proven to be a solid media device, wonderful for watching videos and emulating classic video games. In other words, it has been a very versatile computer, serving as many things to many people. With the release of the Raspberry Pi 4, however, it finally became powerful enough to serve as a true desktop computer. By installing a Linux distribution, some people can use it for day-to-day computer use,… [Continue Reading]


Original URL: https://betanews.com/2020/02/27/raspberry-pi-4-double-ram-usbc/

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Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS released Wednesday—here’s what’s new

Enlarge / Wherever possible, we recommend most users stick to LTS releases. Today’s 18.04.4 update makes that possible for newer hardware, like HP’s Dragonfly Elite G1. (credit: Jim Salter)
This Wednesday, the current Ubuntu LTS (Long Term Service) release—Bionic Beaver—launched its fourth maintenance update.
Ubuntu is one of the most predictable operating system distributions in terms of its release cycle—a new version is launched in April and October of each year. Most of these are interim releases, supported for a single year from launch; but the April release of each even-numbered year is an LTS, supported for five years. LTS releases also get maintenance releases as necessary, typically about every three to six months during the support cycle of the LTS.
Today’s release, 18.04.4, is one of those maintenance releases. It’s not as shiny and exciting as entirely new versions, of course, but it does pack in some worthwhile security and bugfix


Original URL: https://arstechnica.com/?p=1653382

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Serious sudo flaw could be exploited to gain root access to Linux systems

Details of a nine-year-old security vulnerability with the sudo utility found in numerous Unix and Linux based operating systems have been revealed. The flaw, which affects the likes of Linux Mint and Elementary OS, could be exploited to give users root privileges on a vulnerable system. Sudo versions 1.7.1 to 1.8.30 are at risk if the pwfeedback option is enabled. See also: Google may have shared your videos with strangers Yet another Windows 10 update is causing problems Hacker demonstrates Remote Code Execution exploit for Windows Remote Desktop Gateway While the vulnerability is undoubtedly serious, there are elements of good… [Continue Reading]


Original URL: https://betanews.com/2020/02/06/sudo-pwfeedback-root-access-flaw/

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