Oct 172018

News briefs for October 17, 2018.

OS Juno
is now available. This new major version sports a ton of updates
and improvements with three major goals: 1) “provide a more refined user
experience; 2) “improve productivity for new and seasoned users alike”; and
3) “take our developer platform to the next level”.

The KDE Project
yesterday announced the first point release
of the KDE Plasma 5.14
desktop series. Plasma 5.14.1 adds new translations and some important
bugfixes. See the changelog
for further details.

Chrome 70 is now available. This release removes the controversial change
from the last version, and now allows users to stop the browser from
automatically signing in to their Google accounts after logging in to one of
its apps, The
Verge reports
. You still need to opt-out and specifically change this setting,
however. Other changes include support for progressive web apps on Windows.
See the “New
in Chrome 70” post
for more information on this release.

Docker has raised $92 million in new funding. According to
“the new funding is a signal that while Docker may have lost its race with
Google’s Kubernetes over whose toolkit would be the most widely adopted,
the San Francisco-based company has become the champion for businesses that
want to move to the modern hybrid application development and information
technology operations model of programming.”

Mozilla has created badges for Firefox users who want to show their support.
You can grab the code for the badges here. Mozilla notes that the
“images are hosted on a Mozilla CDN for convenience and performance only. We
do no tracking of traffic to the CDN”.

elementary OS Juno Released, Plasma 5.14.1 Is Out, Chrome 70 Now Available, Docker Raises New Funding and New Badges for Firefox Users
Source: Linux Journal