Ubuntu “Eoan Ermine” (aka Ubuntu 19.10) Release Update . .

Ubuntu 19.10 is officially released (10-17-2019).    As this is an “interim” release which is supported  for 9 months, about 95% of Ubuntu users usually elect to remain on the latest LTS (long-term-support) version of Ubuntu which has a 5 year support cycle.

But, if you like to see the “latest & greatest” features and updates (“bleeding edge vs leading edge”) – then feel free to do the online update.   Just be sure you understand the best way to process the update.

See here for more inf0:   Eoan Ermine

BTW:   The term “Ermine” is another name for the common “Stoat” – – an especially capable predator.   The Ermine label often refers to the winter coated version of the stoat (white color with a black tip on end of the tail).

Adding a “local” user account . . becoming more difficult in WIndows

For some folks (maybe most?) this policy-design change is a big “nothing-burger”.    Not so for me.   I prefer more local control of my PC devices (including the OS).   Win10 Pro not “yet” impacted . .

Link to HTG Article re MS-WIndows Login

Important Microsoft Info re CCleaner . . (aka “Crap Cleaner”)

As some of our club members, over the years, have expressed they use the popular software “CCleaner” . . . . here is a “Caveat Emptor” . . . .

Well folks, apparently MS agrees with the warning above (see link below for the details).  CC Cleaner help posts banned from MS-Support forums.

The MS-Windows centralized “registry” has long been problematic insofar as OS stability and other issues (e.g., design weakness . . . “Single Point of Failure”).

Note that Android, IoS, Linux, Unix and MacOS’s  use simple text files to do the job of a single registry (more flexibility and control).

Link to CC Cleaner Article

The US Navy will replace its touchscreen controls with mechanical ones on its destroyers . .

Interesting post on “the Verge” regarding a common issue with Touch-Screen User Interfaces . . . versus mechanical Interfaces (including keyboard control hot-keys).

Verge Article re US Destroyer Systems