Plex VR, Firefox 58.0, SteamOS and More

News briefs for January 24, 2018.

Plex is now VR-ready for Google Daydream-supported devices, available for free starting today from the Google Play Store.

Firefox 58.0 was released yesterday, and Project Quantum continues to deliver performance gains. Read the release notes for more information on all the improvements.

SteamOS (the Debian-based gaming operating system) update 2.148 has been released: "This is a big SteamOS update. This includes a new 4.14 Linux kernel, NVidia 387.22 graphics driver, and Mesa 17.2.4 for AMD and Intel."

Google just announced new security features to its G Suite for Education, including data-loss prevention and the options to digitally sign and encrypt Gmail, as well as the new G Suite Enterprise for Education, intended for large educational institutions.

And speaking of Google, Audiobooks now are available on Google Play without a subscription. The books are available on Android, iOS an the web.

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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