Make Tech Easier: 12 of the Best Linux Distros in 2022

Make Tech Easier: 12 of the Best Linux Distros in 2022. “If you’re new to Linux or are looking for a change, these distributions are easily among the best options in 2022. This list was designed to cover different experience levels and use cases. Whether you’re a system admin, developer, or desktop user, you’ll find something to interest you.”

ZDNet: Canonical releases Ubuntu 22.04.1

ZDNet: Canonical releases Ubuntu 22.04.1. “Linux is always evolving and improving. So Canonical, Ubuntu Linux’s parent company, releases point upgrades about twice a year to deliver the latest software, improvements, and security fixes. Now you can easily update your Ubuntu release or download and install Ubuntu 22.04.1.”

Krebs on Security: Microsoft Patch Tuesday, August 2022 Edition

Krebs on Security: Microsoft Patch Tuesday, August 2022 Edition. “Microsoft today released updates to fix a record 141 security vulnerabilities in its Windows operating systems and related software. Once again, Microsoft is patching a zero-day vulnerability in the Microsoft Support Diagnostics Tool (MSDT), a service built into Windows. Redmond also addressed multiple flaws in Exchange Server — including one that was disclosed publicly prior to today — and it is urging organizations that use Exchange for email to update as soon as possible and to enable additional protections.”

ZDNet: How I installed ChromeOS Flex in 30 minutes

ZDNet: How I installed ChromeOS Flex in 30 minutes. “Before you follow in my tracks, there are a few things you should keep in mind. First, moving your PC from Windows, macOS, or whatever to ChromeOS Flex is a one-way trip. Everything — applications, photos of mom, your QuickBooks files — on your old drive is going to get vaporized. If you want to keep anything, back up your important files to another computer, cloud storage, or a Network-Attached Storage (NAS). Otherwise, kiss it all goodbye.”

The Verge: Google’s Chrome OS Flex is now available for old PCs and Macs

The Verge: Google’s Chrome OS Flex is now available for old PCs and Macs. “Google is releasing Chrome OS Flex today, a new version of Chrome OS that’s designed for businesses and schools to install and run on old PCs and Macs. Google first started testing Chrome OS Flex earlier this year in an early access preview, and the company has now resolved 600 bugs to roll out Flex to businesses and schools today.”

Report: Microsoft will return to releasing new Windows versions once every 3 years (Ars Technica)

Ars Technica: Report: Microsoft will return to releasing new Windows versions once every 3 years . “Rather than updating a single version of Windows for many years as it did with Windows 10, Microsoft plans to return to a schedule where it releases a new major version of Windows roughly once every three years, putting a hypothetical ‘Windows 12’ on track for release at some point in the fall of 2024.”

MakeUseOf: 10 Lightweight Linux Distributions to Give Your Old PC New Life

MakeUseOf: 10 Lightweight Linux Distributions to Give Your Old PC New Life. “Many Linux distros are designed to be lightweight, with versions of Linux under 500MB and even under 100MB available. If you’re looking for a resource-light operating system for your PC, try these compact, lightweight Linux distros.” I continue to recommend Zorin. I used Puppy Linux about fifteen years ago when I had plenty to do and junk hardware to do it with. It was great.

XDA: Android 13 Beta 3 will bring native support for braille displays

XDA: Android 13 Beta 3 will bring native support for braille displays. “In a blog post on Thursday, Google announced that the upcoming Android 13 beta release would bring out-of-the-box support for braille display. For the unaware, a refreshable braille display is an electro-mechanic device that surfaces information by raising round-tipped pins through holes in a flat surface. It enables blind and deafblind users (who can’t use a screen reader) to access smartphones or computers.”

Bleeping Computer: Microsoft May 2022 Patch Tuesday fixes 3 zero-days, 75 flaws

Bleeping Computer: Microsoft May 2022 Patch Tuesday fixes 3 zero-days, 75 flaws. “Today is Microsoft’s May 2022 Patch Tuesday, and with it comes fixes for three zero-day vulnerabilities, with one actively exploited, and a total of 75 flaws. Of the 75 vulnerabilities fixed in today’s update, eight are classified as ‘Critical’ as they allow remote code execution or elevation of privileges.”

WIRED: You Need to Update iOS, Android, and Chrome Right Now

WIRED: You Need to Update iOS, Android, and Chrome Right Now. “APRIL HAS BEEN a big month for security updates, including emergency patches for Apple’s iOS and Google Chrome to fix vulnerabilities already being used by attackers. Microsoft has released important fixes as part of its mid-April Patch Tuesday, while Android users across multiple devices need to make sure they are applying the latest update when it becomes available. Here are all the April updates you need to know about.”

Ubergizmo: iOS 15.4 Reportedly Causing Pretty Severe Battery Drain For Some Users

Ubergizmo: iOS 15.4 Reportedly Causing Pretty Severe Battery Drain For Some Users. “According to some users, they are only getting half of the battery life that they got previously prior to the update. Some users are also reporting that they are seeing the battery drain by as much as 5% in less than 10 minutes, while some are also saying that their phones are now lasting them half a day. However, there might be some good news and that is this battery drain might not necessarily be a bug.”