91: Linux Action News
3 February 2019
Firefox is standing out, Pine64 has a lot more cheap Linux hardware coming, and the good and the bad with the new Kodi Release.
- Firefox 65 released — We’re happy to announce a new set of redesigned controls for the Content Blocking
- Next version of Firefox might warn users of software that performs MitM attacks — The Firefox browser will soon come with a new security feature that will detect and then warn users when a third-party app is performing a Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) attack by hijacking the user’s HTTPS traffic.
- Mozilla halts Firefox 65 distribution on Windows — The organization released Firefox 65.0 for all supported operating systems a few days ago on January 29, 2019.
- CFR annoying some users
- HP joins LVFS — If you’ve got a Z2, Z6, Z8, Z440, Z640 or Z840 system then you might want to check for an update in the GNOME Software updates panel or using fwupdmgr update in the terminal.
- Pine64 to Launch $79 Linux Tablet, $199 PineBook Pro Laptop — Pine64, the company that gave us the $89 Pinebook Linux laptop, is branching out and is set to launch a Linux tablet this year for just $79. That’s as well as a new Linux laptop, smartphone, camera, single board computers, and retro gaming kit.
- Pine64 forum announcement
- We won’t see a Raspberry Pi 4 in 2019 — “I don’t have a route to do something this year,” he told us. “I think we kind of understand what featureset we want [and] what would be involved in getting that featureset. I don’t think we have a defined plan for turning that into a product yet.”
- Kodi 18.0 Released — One of the big features of this release: support for gaming emulators, ROMs and controls.