MakeUseOf: The 5 Best Linux Distros for Laptops

MakeUseOf: The 5 Best Linux Distros for Laptops. “Maybe you’ve just purchased a brand new laptop. Or maybe you have an older laptop sitting in your closet that you’d like to bring back to life. Either way, the best Linux distros for laptops are those that offer better driver support and can accommodate the performance offered by most laptops.”

BetaNews: Ubuntu-based Linux Mint 19.1 ‘Tessa’ Beta now available with Cinnamon, MATE, or Xfce

BetaNews: Ubuntu-based Linux Mint 19.1 ‘Tessa’ Beta now available with Cinnamon, MATE, or Xfce. “If you are tired of living in constant fear that your computer will break due to a faulty Windows update, it is time to finally evolve and switch to a Linux-based operating system. There are countless great choices from which to choose, but for many, Linux Mint is computing nirvana. It is stable, fast, and looks great. Regardless of which desktop environment you choose — Cinnamon, MATE, or Xfce — you will be treated to a great user experience. Today, the upcoming Linux Mint 19.1 (named ‘Tessa’) achieves Beta status.”

How-To Geek: Ubuntu 19.04 is Named “Disco Dingo,” Arriving April 2019

How-To Geek: Ubuntu 19.04 is Named “Disco Dingo,” Arriving April 2019. “As OMG! Ubuntu spotted, Ubuntu 19.04 has now been officially dubbed ‘Disco Dingo.’ This version of Ubuntu will be released in April, 2019. This is the next release after Ubuntu 18.10 ‘Cosmic Cuttlefish,’ which was released earlier this month.”

BetaNews: Linux Mint 19.1 ‘Tessa’ coming this Christmas

BetaNews: Linux Mint 19.1 ‘Tessa’ coming this Christmas. “Not all Christmas gifts need to be physical — sometimes a Linux distribution can be equally rewarding! Case in point, today, we learn Linux Mint 19.1 — which is named ‘Tessa’ — will be released around Christmastime. In addition, the Mint developers have launched an official Patreon account as a new way to get funding from users. More importantly, there are some significant upcoming improvements to the Cinnamon desktop environment.”

The Register: This two-year-old X.org give-me-root hole is so trivial to exploit, you can fit it in a single tweet

The Register: This two-year-old X.org give-me-root hole is so trivial to exploit, you can fit it in a single tweet. “X.org, the X Window server used by various desktop Linux and BSD operating systems, has – depending on its configuration – a security vulnerability that can be exploited to gain root powers.”