BetaNews: Ubuntu-based elementary OS 5.0 ‘Juno’ Beta 2 Linux distro now available. “For beginners, once installed, their chosen Linux distro should be easy to use with an intuitive desktop environment. I’m a big fan of GNOME, but understandably, not all folks like it — especially Linux novices. One particular Linux-based desktop operating system has been focusing on accessibility to all — elementary OS. This distro is polished and aims to be easy to use for both experts and beginners alike. Today, version 5.0 of the OS — called ‘Juno’ — reaches Beta 2. Impressively, there have been over 200 fixes implemented since Beta 1.”
MakeUseOf: 10 Tools to Make a Bootable USB From an ISO File . “Installations from a USB flash drive have become one of the easiest ways to update your computer with a new operating system. A USB installation is quick, extremely portable, and has the bonus of reverting to a storage device following the install. You’ll find a fair few ISO to USB tools out there, and they feature a range of tools for beginners and advanced users.”
The Register: Dust off that old Pentium, Linux fans: It’s Elive. “Designed to run on minimal hardware, Elive is very much a passion project of its leader, Samuel F Baggen. Based on Debian, the first version took a bow in 2005. The second stable version made an appearance in 2010 and it has been a long eight years for the third stable version to become available.” If you’ve got some old rigs laying around that need an OS, this might do this trick. Crazy-low system requirements.
BetaNews: You can now run Windows 95 on Windows, macOS, and Linux. “…if you want to actually try out the original again (or for the first time if you came into Windows more recently) you can do so by installing a new app that runs on Windows, macOS, or Linux. Created by Slack developer Felix Rieseberg, it’s available in the form of an electron app. Most things work exactly as you’d expect them to, including WordPad, FreeCell, Calculator and Media Player, although you can’t currently browse the web with Internet Explorer sadly. It opens but pages don’t load.”
Neowin: Chromebook users might be able to dual boot with Windows 10 soon. “According to a report from XDA Developers, Google is working on a project codenamed Campfire that will allow users to dual boot Chrome OS with Windows 10. Rumors have been popping up for months now that the firm is adding some sort of dual boot functionality, but it’s starting to become clear what that actually is.”
Bloomberg: The Story Behind Google’s Secret Offer to Settle EU’s Android Probe. “European Union Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager coolly hit Google with a 4.3 billion-euro ($5 billion) fine last week, the biggest penalty in the history of antitrust enforcement. It didn’t have to be that way.”
Scottish Legal News: Google fined record €4.3 bn for breaching EU antitrust rules. “The European Commission has fined Google €4.34 billion for breaching EU antitrust rules by imposing illegal restrictions on Android device manufacturers and mobile network operators, since 2011, to cement its dominant position as the leading internet search engine.” 4.34 billion euros is just over five billion US dollars.