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WineHQ, Malware in Ubuntu Snap Store, Linux Kernel 4.17, Hardware Security Updates to Android, PGP and S/MIME Vulnerabilities

News briefs for May 14, 2018. Late last week, the team over at WineHQ announced the release of version 3.8, containing bug fixes alongside a few feature enhancements. Masquerading as a systemd package, it has been revealed that malware is hiding in plain site over at the Ubuntu Snap Store. Know your sources and always be cautious when installing third party application. This is true, regardless of the operating system.

Gnome Login Screen Redesign, CentOS Update, VirtualBox, Mender Team and IoT

News briefs for May 11, 2018. In GNOME related news, version 3.28.2 officially landed sporting the infamous memory leak fix and much more. The project is now shifting its focus to 3.30. While on the topic of GNOME and the future of the desktop environment, a lot of work has been invested in redesigning the login screen. So far, things are looking pretty slick...

Miner One Is Launching Its Bitcoin-Mining High-Altitude Balloon Today, New Stable Version of GIMP and More

News briefs for April 30, 2018. Miner One announced via press release that it is launching its bitcoin-mining balloon today. You can watch the launch on Facebook. Space Miner One is a capsule and high-altitude balloon that will "perform data-mining operations at the edge of space". Miner One's goal is to "remind people that cryptocurrency is really about the future and the revolutionary technology at its heart: so-called blockchain technology."

Purism Partners with UBports to Offer Ubuntu Touch on the Librem 5, Red Hat Storage One Launches and More

News briefs for April 25, 2018. Purism has partnered with UBports to offer Ubuntu Touch on its Librem 5 smartphone. By default, the smartphone runs Purism's PureOS, which supports GNOME and KDE Plasma mobile interfaces. UBports is ensuring Ubuntu Touch will run on the phones as well, so the Librem 5 can "now offer users three fully free and open mobile operating system options".

Eclipse Foundation's New Open-Source Governance Model for Jakarta EE, Turris MOX Modular Router Campaign and More

News briefs for April 24, 2018. The Eclipse Foundation announced today a new open-source governance model and "a 'cloud native Java' path forward for Jakarta EE, the new community-led platform created from the contribution of Java EE." According to the press release, with this move to the community-driven open-source governance model, "Jakarta EE promises faster release and innovation cycles." See https://jakarta.ee for more details or to join the Jakarta EE Working Group.