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

Windows vs Ubuntu – Side by Side Comparison . .

Very well done article – providing a summary with a side by side comparison, followed by a long, detailed analysis of each OS’s features and functionalities.

Worth reading to better understand why I’ve recommended Linux for our Club Members these last few years.   Simply put, for most common and everyday users, it’s just a safer & smoother experience.   And the great support Community is an added bonus.

Comparison of Windows & Ubuntu blog