Chrome 64, GCC 7.3, Librem 5 Phone Progress and More

News updates for January 25, 2018.

Chrome 64 is now available for Linux, Mac and Windows, featuring a stronger ad blocker and several security fixes, including mitigations for Spectre and Meltdown. See the release updates for more info.

On a related note, today marks the release of GCC 7.3, which includes code generation options to mitigate Spectre Variant 2 x86 and PowerPC targets.

The Librem 5 Phone team is now focusing on designing User Interfaces and User eXperience. See the Progress Report for more details.

Do you need to work? The Mozilla team is looking to hire a full-time software developer for the Thunderbird email client. See the Mozilla Blog for the full job description.

In recent Red Hat news, a beta version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.5 was just released and is available for testing. Read up on the latest features and fixes here.

Thanks to Petros Koutoupis for his contributions to this article.

Jill Franklin is an editorial professional with more than 17 years experience in technical and scientific publishing, both print and digital. As Executive Editor of Linux Journal, she wrangles writers, develops content, manages projects, meets deadlines and makes sentences sparkle. She also was Managing Editor for TUX and Embedded Linux Journal, and the book Linux in the Workplace. Before entering the Linux and open-source realm, she was Managing Editor of several scientific and scholarly journals, including Veterinary Pathology, The Journal of Mammalogy, Toxicologic Pathology and The Journal of Scientific Exploration. In a previous life, she taught English literature and composition, managed a bookstore and tended bar. When she’s not bugging writers about deadlines or editing copy, she throws pots, gardens and reads.

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