June 2020: The good, the bad and the interesting of Free Software

June 2020: The good, the bad and the interesting of Free Software

June 2020: The good, the bad and the interesting of Free Software

Today, last day of June 2020rd, after many news, tutorials, manuals, guides, or publications highlighted on the field of Free Software, Open Source and GNU / Linux, which have been very useful and enriching for many, we return to share some of them, both for those who have already seen them, and for those who have not.

Therefore, today we will offer as usual, our Monthly summary of the publications of the month that we consider the most documentsBoth good as bad or simply interesting, to provide a useful little grain of sand for all.

Introduction of the Month

Furthermore, we hope that our good summary about the good, the bad and the interesting, inside and outside the Blog DesdeLinux be very useful for those who want to keep up to date on our publications, and related topics Informatics and Computing, and the Technological News, since, sometimes many do not usually have the daily time to see and read them all.

Posts of the Month

June 2020 Summary

Inside FromLinux

The good

  • Linux 5.7: the new wonder is revealed: The Linux 5.7 kernel is here, one of the latest wonders in terms of free kernel releases. If you want it, you will have to wait for it to be available in the repos of your favorite distro and to install it automatically with the update system, or you can also download, configure, compile and install it on your own from kernel.org.
  • The new version of Git 2.27.0 has already been released and these are its changesGit is one of the most popular, reliable, and high-performance version control systems, and provides flexible nonlinear development tools based on versions and mergers. The new version of the Git 2.27.0 distributed source control system was recently released. Compared to the previous release, the new version adopted 537 changes, prepared with the participation of 71 developers, of which 19 participated for the first time in development.
  • These are the new features of Elementary OS: Elementary 5.1.5 comes with a number of enhancements for AppCenter and Files, but there are many other things to discover as well. As for the AppCenter, there is a major change that many will welcome; users no longer need administrator permissions to install updates.

The bad

  • The fight for the rights of Nginx continues and Rambler continued the lawsuit in the USA: Rambler asserts that the employment contract determined that the employer retains exclusive rights to developments carried out by company employees. The ruling filed by law enforcement officials indicated that nginx is Rambler's intellectual property, which was illegally distributed as a free product, without Rambler's knowledge and as part of criminal intent.
  • Brave is in trouble for modifying URLs and placing referral links: It was revealed that the web browser performs the substitution of "referrer links" when trying to open some sites through a set of their domains in the address bar (the links on the open pages do not change). For example, when you enter "binance.com" in the address bar, the autocomplete system automatically adds the referral link "binance.com/en?ref = ???" to the domain.
  • Ripple20, a series of vulnerabilities in Treck's TCP / IP stack affecting various devices: Recently, news broke that about 19 vulnerabilities were found in Treck's proprietary TCP / IP stack, which can be exploited by sending specially crafted packets. The vulnerabilities found were assigned the code name Ripple20 and some of these vulnerabilities also appear in Zuken Elmic's (Elmic Systems) KASAGO TCP / IP stack, which shares common roots with Treck.

The interesting

  • Brain: An Open Cross-Platform App for Productivity: Basically, Brain is a Launcher, which among many functions and features, allows us to improve our search activities on and off the computer. It is a multiplatform tool, open source, that allows us to increase our productivity, accessing searches, information, calculator, applications, closing processes, among others, from a single application and through a keyboard shortcut.
  • Productivity to the maximum: How to use the Brain application in depth?: This tutorial on how to use Cerebro, aims to better explain its use and the management of its available features in order to achieve the goal of increasing our productivity on our computer, especially when they have a free and open Operating System installed, such as GNU / Linux.
  • Brain Plugins: Plugins to increase productivity: After 2 previous publications about the Cerebro application, which is focused on improving the productivity of users on their computers, we will end with this third publication to better publicize its potential by using the best plugins installed and available in it.

Other Recommended Posts of June 2020

Outside FromLinux

June 2020 Distros Releases

  • MX Linux 19.2: 2020-06-02
  • GreenieLinux 20.04: 2020-06-02
  • Devuan GNU + Linux 3.0.0: 2020-06-02
  • IP Fire 2.25 Core 145: 2020-06-06
  • Network Security Toolkit 32-11992: 2020-06-07
  • Haiku R1 Beta 2: 2020-06-09
  • Super Gamer 6: 2020-06-12
  • Linux Mint 20 Beta: 2020-06-14
  • 4MLinux: 2020-06-14
  • emmabuntüs DE3-1.02: 2020-06-15
  • 8.2.2004 CentOS: 2020-06-16
  • FreeBSD 11.4: 2020-06-16
  • Rescuezilla 1.0.6: 2020-06-18
  • robolinux 11.02: 2020-06-19
  • OracleLinux 8.2: 2020-06-21
  • CalculateLinux 20.6: 2020-06-21
  • grml 2020.06: 2020-06-24
  • Linux Mint 20: 2020-06-27

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As usual, we hope this "useful little summary" with the highlights inside and outside the blog «DesdeLinux» for the month of «junio» 2020 year, is of great interest and utility, for the entire «Comunidad de Software Libre y Código Abierto» and of great contribution to the diffusion of the wonderful, gigantic and growing ecosystem of applications of and for «GNU/Linux».

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