News briefs for December 4, 2018.
Epic Games today officially announced its own game store alternative to Steam. According to Phoronix, the
Epic Games Store will be limited to Microsoft and macOS initially, but will be supporting Android
and “other open platforms” throughout 2019.
Microsoft is building its own Chromium browser to replace Edge on Windows 10. The
Verge reports that “Microsoft will announce its plans for a Chromium browser as soon as this
week, in an effort to improve web compatibility for Windows.” The Verge article also notes that
“There were signs Microsoft was about to adopt Chromium onto Windows, as the company’s
engineers have been working with Google to support a version of Chrome on an ARM-powered Windows
CentOS announces the release of CentOS Linux 7 (1810) on the x86_64 architecture. The release
announcement recommends that “every user apply all updates,
including the content released today, on your existing CentOS Linux 7
machine by just running ‘yum update’.” See the release notes for more details.
Commons announces changes to its CC Certificate program. CC is updating pricing, creating a
scholarship program, building a CC Certificate Facilitator Training program, and is working to engage
a more global, diverse community. To register for courses, go here.
announces a major new version of the Commercial Zentyal Server Edition, Zentyal Server
6.0: “This new commercial version of Zentyal Server aims at offering an easy-to-use Linux
alternative to Windows Server. It comes with native Microsoft Active Directory
interoperability, together with all the network services required in corporate environments.” The new version is based on Ubuntu
Server 18.04.1 LTS, and release highlights include network
authentication service, virtualization manager, user
authentication in HTTP Proxy and more. To request a free 45-day trial, go here.
Source: Linux Journal