PC World: Microsoft re-releases the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, admitting its testing needs to improve

PC World: Microsoft re-releases the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, admitting its testing needs to improve. “Microsoft said Tuesday that it’s begun slowly releasing the postponed Windows 10 October 2018 Update once again to the general public, having put in place additional ‘signals’ that will allow users to flag instances where data loss might occur.”

Ars Technica: Windows 10 users finding their legit installs are being deactivated

Ars Technica: Windows 10 users finding their legit installs are being deactivated. “On systems affected by the issue, Windows is complaining that a Windows 10 Home license key is being used with a Windows 10 Pro installation. To fix things, the system needs to be wiped and Windows 10 Home installed. Otherwise, a genuine Windows 10 Pro key needs to be used.”

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.”

BetaNews: Ubuntu Linux 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish is finally available for download!

BetaNews: Ubuntu Linux 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish is finally available for download!. “There has never been a better time to be a Linux enthusiast. There are so many great distributions from which to choose, including elementary OS 5 Juno, Linux Mint 19, and Bodhi 5.0.0. What do those aforementioned operating systems have in common? They are based on Ubuntu. To take things a step further, Canonical’s operating system is based on Debian, but I digress.”