BetaNews: Ubuntu-based Linux Mint 20.1 is named ‘Ulyssa’ and you can download it soon

BetaNews: Ubuntu-based Linux Mint 20.1 is named ‘Ulyssa’ and you can download it soon. “One of the best operating systems for beginners and Windows-switchers, however, is Linux Mint. This is a no-nonsense Linux distro that looks good, is very stable, and ultimately ‘just works’ for many users. New versions of the operating system are named after women, and today, we learn what Linux Mint 20.1 will be called.”

BetaNews: Source code for Windows XP and other Microsoft software leaks online

BetaNews: Source code for Windows XP and other Microsoft software leaks online. “Torrents have appeared online containing the source code for Windows XP, Windows 2000, and other software from Microsoft. Shared on the notorious 4chan, a collection of files approaching 50GB in size also include the source code for Windows Server 2003, Windows NT and MS DOS.”

BetaNews: Microsoft releases new patch for Windows 10 October 2020 Update (20H2)

BetaNews: Microsoft releases new patch for Windows 10 October 2020 Update (20H2). “[Six] days ago, Microsoft started to roll out what it thought would be the final release for Windows 10 20H2 (October 2020 Update as it’s also known) to Insiders in the Beta and Release Preview Channels — Build 19042.508 (KB4571756). [Two days ago] it updates that ‘final’ build to 19042.541, fixing a massive list of issues.”

Lifehacker: How to Find Android 11’s Secret Hidden Cat Game

Lifehacker: How to Find Android 11’s Secret Hidden Cat Game. “Yes, Android usually comes with some kind of quirky Easter Egg. Do you really think Google, famed creator of the ‘Doodle,’ the dinosaur game, and all sorts of other little oddities, would really pass up the chance to be silly in its mobile operating system? Pfft.”

Linux Journal: Linux Journal is Back

Linux Journal: Linux Journal is Back. “As of today, Linux Journal is back, and operating under the ownership of Slashdot Media. As Linux enthusiasts and long-time fans of Linux Journal, we were disappointed to hear about Linux Journal closing its doors last year. It took some time, but fortunately we were able to get a deal done that allows us to keep Linux Journal alive now and indefinitely. It’s important that amazing resources like Linux Journal never disappear.”

BetaNews: Microsoft preparing the Windows 10 October 2020 Update for release — with at least one known issue

BetaNews: Microsoft preparing the Windows 10 October 2020 Update for release — with at least one known issue. “It won’t come as any surprise to most of you to hear that the next big feature update for Windows 10 is very nearly ready for release. Microsoft believes that Build 19042.508 (KB4571756) is the final release for Windows 10 20H2 (October 2020 Update as it’s also known) and is going to begin rolling it out to those users on the Release Preview Channel from today.”

Breaking up is hard to do: Chrome separates from Chrome OS (ZDNet)

ZDNet: Breaking up is hard to do: Chrome separates from Chrome OS. “Ever since day one, people have thought Chromebooks just ran the Chrome browser and that was it. Actually, it was always more complicated than that. Underneath that Chrome browser was a thin Linux distribution, Chrome OS. Now, Kent Duke, a writer and hardcore Chrome OS fan, has found that Google is teasing apart the browser and the operating system into two separate entries.”

BetaNews: Microsoft releases KB4497165 and KB4558130 microcode updates for Windows 10 to fix Intel security flaws

BetaNews: Microsoft releases KB4497165 and KB4558130 microcode updates for Windows 10 to fix Intel security flaws. “Earlier in the year, Intel announced that it had completed software validations on fixes for a series of security flaws affecting many of its processors discovered a couple of years ago. Now Microsoft, in conjunction with the chip-maker, released microcode updates for Windows 10 to fix these issues.”

BetaNews: Celebrate 25 years of Microsoft Windows 95 by running it on Windows 10, macOS or Linux — here’s how

BetaNews: Celebrate 25 years of Microsoft Windows 95 by running it on Windows 10, macOS or Linux — here’s how . “If you’re looking for a way to feel particularly old, the news that Windows 95 was released a quarter of a century ago today should do it. You can read my recollections of its launch here. If that’s not enough nostalgia for you, why not experience Microsoft’s game changing OS for yourself, by running Slack developer Felix Rieseberg’s app version.”

Silicon Angle: Google launches new resource for Chrome OS developers

Silicon Angle: Google launches new resource for Chrome OS developers. “Google LLC today published a new resource for developers interested in building apps for the company’s Chrome OS, the operating system that powers its ecosystem of Chromebook computers. In a blog post, Iein Valdez, head of Chrome OS developer relations, said Chromebooks, along with traditional laptops, are seeing a renaissance of sorts thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic that has forced people to spend more time indoors. With so much time on their hands, people are increasingly putting down their mobile phones in favor of larger screens.”

BetaNews: Huge BootHole flaw in GRUB2 bootloader leaves millions of Windows and Linux systems at risk from hackers

BetaNews: Huge BootHole flaw in GRUB2 bootloader leaves millions of Windows and Linux systems at risk from hackers. “A serious vulnerability dubbed BootHole has been discovered in the GRUB2 bootloader. Millions of systems run the risk of being exposed to hackers — primarily those running Linux, but Windows is also affected.”

Neowin: Chrome OS 84 begins rolling out with new Overview mode features and more

Neowin: Chrome OS 84 begins rolling out with new Overview mode features and more. “Just a week after releasing Chrome version 84 to the desktop, Google is beginning to roll out Chrome OS 84 that brings with it a few new features. These features include enhancements to the Overview mode for better split-screen usage, improvements to the virtual keyboard, and added capability to the ChromeVox accessibility feature.”

BetaNews: Ubuntu-based Linux Mint 20 ‘Ulyana’ is here

BetaNews: Ubuntu-based Linux Mint 20 ‘Ulyana’ is here. “Earlier this month, we told you about Linux Mint 20 BETA . Code-named ‘Ulyana,’ it was a very controversial release, as the developers decided to cancel the 32-bit version. Unfortunately, the devs also shocked the world by revealing their intention to remove Snapd starting with version 20 of the operating system. Don’t forget, all of this follows the unpopular decision by the developers to pull both GIMP and VLC from Mint too.”

Tom’s Hardware: Raspberry Pi OS Offers New Features, Breaks USB Booting

Tom’s Hardware: Raspberry Pi OS Offers New Features, Breaks USB Booting. “The newly-christened Raspberry Pi OS has a few new features, which the Pi Foundation highlighted in a blog post… A new, preloaded Bookshelf app provides a huge library of works from the Raspberry Pi Press—including a complete collection of MagPi, HackSpace, and Wireframe magazine issues. You also get access to a number of free books.”