193: Linux Action News
13 June 2021
The premier Linux desktops get some futuristic new features, and we break down the seven-year-old vulnerability in your Linux box revealed this week.
- Plasma 5.22 — Plasma 5.22 improves its stability and usability across the board.
- KDE Plasma 5.22 Arrives with Miscellany of Usability Improvements
- Plasma 5.22 arrives but I bet you’ll want 5.23 once I show you this – Adventures in Linux and KDE
- GNOME 40.2 Released with Better Flatpak Support, Improved Screencasting, and More — The GNOME Project released today GNOME 40.2 as the second minor point release to the latest and greatest GNOME 40 desktop environment series.
- GNOME 40.2 Release News
- Privilege escalation with polkit — The vulnerability enables an unprivileged local user to get a root shell on the system. It’s easy to exploit with a few standard command line tools
- [Real-Time Support “PREEMPT_RT” For Linux Held Up Due To Lack Of Funding](https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=PREEMPT_RT-Lack-Of-Funds “Real-Time Support “PREEMPT_RT” For Linux Held Up Due To Lack Of Funding”) — These “RT” patches have long been maintained out-of-tree but it turns out that while in the past it was seemingly close for merging, that effort has stalled for lack of funding.
- helloSystem Release r0.5.0 — This release is based on FreeBSD 12.2
- helloSystem 0.5 Released For macOS-Inspired FreeBSD Desktop
- FOSDEM 2021 - hello… again? — helloSystem is FreeBSD preconfigured as a desktop operating system. Its design follows the “Less, but better” philosophy. It is intended as a system for “mere mortals”, welcoming to switchers from a world in which a global menu bar exists, the Command key is used rather than Control, and applications are contained in .app bundles.
- Bearded Tux Unisex Joggers - Jupiter Garage — Get ready for that 10K run or take it slow in your backyard—these joggers are sure to make you feel comfortable either way while making a low key statement that Linux is awesome.