VirtualBox 6.0.6 Is Now Available, Red Hat Announces Stewardship of OpenJDK 8 and OpenJDK 11 Projects, Qt Creator 4.9.0 Released, Final Beta for Mageia 7 Out for Testing, and Debian 10 Buster in an Update Freeze

News briefs for April 17, 2019 VirtualBox 6.0.6 is now available. This maintenance release includes several bug fixes, added support for kernel 5.0 and 5.1 and "Oracle Critical Patch Updates" for April 2019. See the Changelog for the complete list of changes, and go here for download links.

New Flatpak Sandboxing Linux Package Management Platform Release, Ubuntu 19.04 Final Freeze Stage, New Version of Emacs Out, Reiser4 File System Now Supports Linux 5.0 Kernel, New Version of Wine Released

Flatpak, the sandboxing Linux package management platform, just announced the release of version 1.3.2 containing both security and stability enhancements. Ubuntu 19.04 is now officially in a Final Freeze stage. Its official release date is still scheduled for April 18.

Rust v1.34.0, NoScript Now in Chrome Web Store, PinePhone Sneak Peek, Purism Starts to Ship Pre-Built Binaries for BIOS Updates, Systemd 242 Released

The Rust programming language project has officially announced the release of version 1.34.0, the largest feature of which is the introduction of alternative cargo registries. Good news for NoScript users out there. The public beta of version 10.6.1 of the cross-browser plugin passed the Google review process and officially landed in the Chrome web store.

E8Storage and ThinkParQ Work Together to Deliver Faster Backups, Microsoft Edge Browser on Linux Desktop, ZFS into Ubuntu Installer Update, GRUB v2.04 New Features, GhostBSD Released

The NVMe over Fabric array supplier, E8 Storage, is working with ThinkParQ's clustered parallel file system for Linux, BeeGFS to deliver faster backups of user data. Now that Microsoft's Edge browser is built on a Chromium base, it may eventually find itself on a Linux desktop near you.

Apache Bug Lets Attackers Gain Root Access

Apache HTTP web server users are being urged to update their servers to patch for a critical vulnerability that could give an attacker a way to gain root access. Researcher Charles Fol discovered the vulnerability and writes about it in detail here:

Vivaldi 2.4 Released, Chrome OS Stable Channel Updated to Version 73.0.3683.88, EU Parliament Approves the Directive on Copyright, Red Hat Announces Red Hat Satellite 6.5 Beta and Qtum Published an Arch User Repository Package for Arch Linux Systems

News briefs for March 27, 2019. Vivaldi 2.4 has been released. According to the post, this new version includes "new toolbar customization options, bookmark management improvements, and support for multiple user profiles among other features." You can download Vivaldi from here.