Official Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Release, Gmail Redesign, New Cinnamon 3.8 Desktop and More

News briefs for April 26, 2018.

Ubuntu 18.04 “Bionic Beaver” LTS is scheduled to be released officially
today. This release features
major changes, including kernel version updated to 4.15, GNOME instead
of Unity, Python 2 no longer installed by default and much more.
According to the release
announcement
“Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS includes the Queens release of
OpenStack
including the clustering enabled LXD 3.0, new network configuration via
netplan.io, and a next-generation fast server installer. See the Release Notes
for download links.

Google’s new Gmail redesign launched yesterday, with several new privacy
features including a new
“confidential mode”, which allows users to set an expiration date for
private email, and “integrated rights management”, which lets users block
forwarding, copying, downloading or printing certain messages. See the story
on The
Verge
for more information.

openSUSE Tumbleweed had four snapshots released this week, including new updates
for the kernel, Mesa, KDE Frameworks and a major version update of libglvnd.
See the post
on openSUSE
for all the details.

The Cinnamon 3.8 desktop has been released and is already available in some
repositories, including Arch Linux. Cinnamon 3.8, which is scheduled to ship
with Linux Mint 19 “Tara” later this summer, this release “brings numerous
improvements, new features, and lots of Python 3 ports for a bunch of
components.” (Source: Softpedia
News
.)

Attackers subverted Amazon’s domain-resolution service on Tuesday, and
according to an Ars
Technica
report
, “masqueraded as cryptocurrency website MyEtherWallet.com and stole about
$150,000 in digital coins from unwitting end users. They may have targeted
other Amazon customers as well.”

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