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Adobe has released another optional hotfix for Adobe Acrobat and Reader for Windows and macOS that addresses some important bug fixes. Reader DC and Acrobat DC were updated to version 20.009.20067.
The recent review at DistroWatch (https://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20200525#popos) mentions the keyboard shortcuts as one of the key features of Pop!_OS. I'm glad more computers are shipping with Linux. I wouldn't be too concerned about the desktop; most people these days have had to learn to get used to a GUI setup they weren't used to before, seems to me.
Mozilla sent Firefox Version 77.0 to the release channel today. The update included seven (7) security updates of which five (5) are high, one (1) moderate and one (1) is low in severity.
Also released was Firefox ESR Version 68.9.
Update: To get the update now, select "Help" from the Firefox menu, then pick "About Firefox." Mac users need to select "About Firefox" from the Firefox menu. If you do not use the English language version, Fully Localized Versions are available for download.
One of the reasons cited in the past for why the Linux desktop hasn't reached a tipping point was that OEMs didn't preinstall it on their hardware. Lately that has changed a fair bit. Lenovo and Dell are shipping Linux models, and the traditional Linux system integrators like ZaReason and System 76 are going stronger than ever.
System 76 comes with its own custom distro called Pop!_OS which you can download and install if you want to. I had a look at it on a Live USB.
One one hand it is the most pure vanilla GNOME desktop I've seen. No icons or docks, just an Activities button that launches the Dashboard. It looks great as it has custom fonts and icons. It is fast and very slick.
I don't see a lot of advantages over Debian's GNOME or Ubuntu's version though. POP!_OS is based on Ubuntu. I'd want to tweak it a bit to suit my needs, although probably a first time user of System 76 hardware wouldn't know the drill. It would be a fair learning curve if you were migrating from Windows, since GNOME 3 is quite different. Maybe it'd be easier for OSX users, I don't know.
It looks great, but right now Pop!_OS is a solution to a problem I don't have.
This must be true. I'd say Alfred Hitchcock would have made an even better version of this, but ol' Alfred is not around these days. Lucky him!
Hmm... wonder what Rod Serling would have done with this.