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The distribution just announced that they will be switching Mastodon instance. Why?

"Recent events in the fediverse in general and related to fosstodon.org instance in particular have made me rethink the place where I’d like to handle the @Debian"

What horrible recent events?

"An admin of the Fosstodon Mastodon instance made some comments (..). The comment was relating to how they wish that a thicker skin would be adopted by some of the people they called “snowflakes”."

KernelShark 1.0 is released after years of development. The new version is based on Qt instead of GTK. If you want a visual representation of exactly what your Linux kernel is doing when you run various software then KernelShark is for you.
linuxreviews.org/KernelShark_1

Alibaba subsidiary Pingtouge announces 2.5 GHz 16-core RISC-V chip and promises to make it Open Source - and the Linux kernel's ready.
linuxreviews.org/Alibaba_annou

Red Hat has released a new beta version of their enterprise distribution. RHEL 8.1 beta is all about cloud and server services. Desktop features are taking a back-seat.
linuxreviews.org/Red_Hat_Enter

Ryugu released!! A new version of the ultimate tool for running multiple similar jobs in parallel on GNU/Linux systems is now available from the GNU Project's ftp server. The new version has 40% faster start-up times and more.
linuxreviews.org/GNU_Parallel_

GOOGLE ENGINEER BLOWS WHISTLE: "Are we going to just let the biggest tech companies decide who wins every election from now on?"

Project Veritas has made another expose on Google's censorship and bias. A Senior Google Engineer is on camera stating that big tech is "dangerous" and "taking sides".

linuxreviews.org/GOOGLE_ENGINE

Taiwanese hardware maker has made BIOS updates which enable PCIe gen 4 on select AM4 400 series motherboards when a 3000 series CPU is present. RDRAND remains broken so most Linux distributions won't boot but will. You can totally install Debian and have PCIe4 on the first x16 slot using these BIOS updates.
linuxreviews.org/Biostar_BIOSe

Linux 5.3rc1 is now available with support for Navi GPUs (there's Mesa support just yet), Google network equipment and CPUs.
linuxreviews.org/Linux_Kernel_

The latest version of the media player has a gaping security hole which affects both the Windows and Linux versions. There is currently fix available. You may want to use instead of until a fix is found (or always if you enjoy interpolation, color accuracy and other features which make mpv superior).
linuxreviews.org/VLC_video_pla

Windows users of Free KDE software: Be careful uninstalling KDE applications with it's bundled installer, it will eradicate user files if they are in the folder you installed to. GNU/Linux does not have this problem. linuxreviews.org/Windows_users

GameMode 1.4 for Linux from Feral Interactive.

Features aimed at the performance conscious Linux gamer to make every frame count.

GameMode is integrated into some Linux game ports by Feral Interactive including DiRT 4, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Total War: WARHAMMER II, Total War: Three Kingdoms and Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia.

If gaming can be "serious", well, this tool aids those who experience it quite so.

==> gamingonlinux.com/articles/gam
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is live debconf19.debconf.org/schedule
The "Time" table row opens live video streams (the "Auditório", "Miniauditório", "Sala de Videoconferencia" links).

Why is embedding a "special instruction" tracking(?) code into every image uploaded to FB/IG and how are they using it? This isn't regular EXIF data. I'm guessing part of the purpose is tracking? Anyone have any actual information as to how these FB tags embedded in images is used?

is currently happening right now and it's treamed. You can find the schedule here:
debconf19.debconf.org/schedule
Use the links ON TOP of that page to get video from the various rooms ("Auditório", " Miniauditório", etc)

The team has released a new version of the Thunar file manager. It has six bug fixes and translation updates.
linuxreviews.org/Thunar_1.8.8_

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