Qubes OS 4.0-rc1 released

By corbet For those who are curious about what the next release of the Qubes OS
distribution will bring (and want to help make it better): the first
Qubes OS 4.0 release candidate
is available.
This new Core Stack allows to easily extend the Qubes Architecture
in new directions, allowing us to finally build (in a clean way) lots of
things we’ve wanted for years, but which would have been too complex to
build on the ‘old’ Qubes infrastructure. The new Qubes Admin API, which we
introduced in a recent post, is a prime example of one such

From: LWN

Linux Mint 18.3 Under Development with HybridSleep Support for Cinnamon, More

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Linux Mint creator Clement Lefebvre recently published yet another monthly newsletter to inform the community behind the popular Ubuntu-based GNU/Linux distribution about what’s coming to the project.

Now that Linux Mint 18.2 “Sonya” has hit the streets with all four officially supported flavors, with the Cinnamon 3.4, MATE 1.18, Xfce 4.12, and KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS desktop environment, it’s time for Clement Lefebvre and his team to start working on the next major release, Linux Mint 18.3.

And the development was kicked off with a port of the Software Sources in-house built tool to the latest GTK+ 3 toolkit, along with support for HiDPI (High Dots Per Inch) displays, as well as HybridSleep support for the Cinnamon desktop environment. Also, it looks like the login screen was made more configurable.

“Options were added f… (read more)

From: Softpedia