“Disco Dingo” (aka Ubuntu 19.04) is out and available as of today (April 18, 2019). Here’s an update video:
If upgrading, be sure to:
disable all extra (non-ubuntu server) sources in “Software & Updates”
run the normal update process to ensure your existing install is up-to-date
be sure your laptop is either on AC power or at the least has a full 4 hour charge
Win10 updates article by Chris Hoffman. Nice to see Microsoft is bit by bit adding basic & established OS design features (such as giving users much more control over updates). It took change at the top . .
HTG Link re Win10 May 2019
As RedHat is now officially a part of IBM, this will make SUSE the largest independent Linux OS company . . growing at 15% annually.
They still put out one of the best Linux distros . . . very polished and stable with additional gui tools for managing the desktop. I think I’ll install it again on my 500 Gig SanDisk portable SSD and demo it at a future meeting.
So, if curious, the big 3 Linux companies world wide are:
RedHat (IBM) (USA)
SUSE (Independent) (Germany)
Ubuntu (Canonical) (UK)
Link to ZDNet blog re Suse
Microsoft Office Dominates Most Exploited List
From Kelly at Dark Reading (a high-tech Security publication)
Link to DR on top 10 malware vectors
For our “Android OS” enthusiasts, the Android weekly blog should be a key component of your reading file . . . lot’s of info about new Android features
HTG Article re Android Q Update & Features
Malware is getting worse – – here’s an article worth a read to show how serious the issue(s) are . .
MIT Technology Review on Triton . .
As with XP, MS will stop bug and security updates for Windows 7 in just one short year.
And . . . . as Windows 10 has been the most annoying & problematic Windows yet, this may be a good time to try Linux on a separate internal partition or a usb v3 portable (like the small SanDisk extreme 500) SSD.
Note: below the graphic is a link to an excellent article that just touches the surface of WHY Windows 10 is not a good solution either (just because an OS “looks good”, is no indication it is in fact a “good” OS when compared to Mac or Linux).
Win7 EOS Article
Good article by HTG (How to Geek) blog.
OTG on Win10 fragmentation . .
Shows percentages of Win10 users running different upgrade builds. It’s really interesting to see that over 80% of Win10 users are still running on an old upgrade (April 2018) versus the newest upgrade (Oct 2018).
What’s up with that??? Never have seen anything like that since I started running Linux way back in 2003. In other words, MS doesn’t feel confident in releasing wide scale updates to bring everyone together on the current build! (simply unbelievable!)