Debian will be dropping support for older i386 CPUs starting with Debian 9 which will be running Linux 4.3.
I remember the days when I was running Ubuntu on my desktop. The first thing on the agenda always after a clean install was to add Ubuntu Tweak Utility and customized my desktop settings. Well, the maintainer of the this nice little utility is calling it quits. He will no longer maintain the project.
A good article about web-based emails killing off email clients such as Thunderbird.
The FBI paid $1.3 million to hack into the San Bernardino iPhone. This is after Apple refused to open up the iPhone, after the FBI could not access it by brute force due to the security features implemented by Apple. From the Washington Post:
Federal authorities have not publicly revealed who helped the FBI unlock the San Bernardino iPhone, which was at the center of an extended fight between the government and Apple. The Justice Department had maintained that only Apple could help it access the phone without erasing all of its data before abruptly saying it had gotten help from an outside party and no longer needed Apple’s assistance.
According to people familiar with the issue, the FBI cracked the phone with the help of professional hackers who were paid a one-time flat fee. Law enforcement officials have said recently that the FBI has found no links to foreign terrorists on the phone, though they are still hoping that geolocation data on the device could help reveal what the attackers did during an 18-minute period after the shooting.
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is now available. From Canonical:
Canonical announced today it will release Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on 21st April, featuring the new ‘snap’ package format and LXD pure-container hypervisor. This is the latest version of the world’s most widely used Linux platform across desktop, IoT and cloud computing.
An Ubuntu Long Term Support (LTS) release is supported and maintained by Canonical for five years, making it the most stable, reliable, secure and cost-effective Linux platform for long-term, large-scale deployments. This is the 6th such LTS release for Ubuntu, and marks the first time that the platform is supported on mainframes, the world’s largest and most powerful Linux systems.
Tesla has received over 400,000 pre-orders for the Model 3. The Model 3 is set to release in 2017 and costs about $35,000 dollars. It has a driving range of about 215 miles before the next charge. Tesla fully expects the demand for the Model 3 to exceed 500,000.