Let’s be careful and not get complacent – – there are many solid programs for managing backups if you don’t use a Cloud Service like Dropbox or Google Drive (which is probably the best value).
Here’s a good recap by HTG (How to Geek) . . .
Short and well written article – – makes a couple key points that would tighten up the security profile of your PC . . .
Some nice additions to an already solid Linux Distro – – based on Ubuntu 18.04. See link below for details and change log.
Here’s one example of typical enhancements that can be done after installing any version of Ubuntu (Xubuntu, Mate, Kubuntu, etc.):
The newest Ubuntu LTS (Long Term Support) release has been named! . . . . The numeric designation is 20.04 (signifying an April release in 2020).
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).
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 . .