BetaNews: Ubuntu Linux 19.04 ‘Disco Dingo’ is finally available for download. “Today, Linux users around the world should celebrate, as Ubuntu 19.04 ‘Disco Dingo’ is finally here! Following the Beta release, the stable version is now available for download. Keep in mind, version 19.04 is not LTS (Long Term Support), meaning it is only supported until January 2020.” Eight months or so? I think I’ll stick to the LTS releases.
Neowin: Windows 8 will no longer get app updates after this summer. “Last year, Microsoft announced when it would be killing app updates and distribution in the Windows Store for Windows Phone 8.x and Windows 8.x. At the time, the blog post stated that Windows Phone 8.x devices would stop receiving app updates after July 1, 2019, while Windows 8.x devices would get app updates through July 1, 2023. However, it seems as though plans have changed a little bit, as the blog post has quietly been updated earlier this month.”
MakeUseOf: 8 Classic Operating Systems You Can Access in Your Browser. “We all love the cutting-edge operating systems of today. But there are times when it’s fun to cast your mind back to yesteryear and relive some of the operating systems of old. And no, we’re not talking about those of you who still insist on running Windows 7, or worse, XP. If you want to emulate Windows 95, Mac OS X Lion, and more, you’ve come to the right place. Here are eight classic operating systems you can access in your browser.”
Neowin: Canonical releases Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo beta images for testing. “In April, Canonical is scheduled to release Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo; in preparation, it has released a beta image which enthusiasts and developers can install to find and report any lingering bugs that can be fixed ready for the final release. The Ubuntu team has announced that beta images for the Desktop, Server, and Cloud editions of Ubuntu 19.04 are ready for download now.”
Make Tech Easier: How You Can Still Get Windows 10 for Free. “Remember that carrot Microsoft dangled years ago to get people to switch over from Windows 7/8 to Windows 10, when it was offering free upgrades for a limited time? While that exact offer is now gone, there are still a few fun workarounds to get Windows 10 for free if you’re currently running on an older version. Here we’ll show how to get Windows 10 for free.”
The Register: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS media released with APT fix as end of support nears. “Canonical has made good on its promise to keep on patching the venerable 14.04 Long Term Support (LTS) version of the Ubuntu operating system as it emitted updated installation media.”
Lifehacker: The Ultimate Guide to Reinstalling Windows From Scratch. “There comes a time in every Windows user’s life when things start to feel slower. Perhaps you’ve been installing and uninstalling a ton of applications, or you’ve been mucking around with obscure Windows settings (or worse, the registry). Maybe you even decided to live life on the wild side, like me, and signed up for Microsoft’s Windows Insider program, which recently caused my desktop system to screech to a halt. Whoops. No matter the reason, it never hurts to give Windows 10 a top-to-bottom refresh—a new, clean installation of the OS, that is.”