News

This lists current news items — essentially those items in the home page’s News sidebar — with the most recent items first. The major purpose of this page is to hold recent news items until they are old enough to be moved to either a the News ⮞ 2018 News Archive, or b the News ⮞ Font News Archive.

Note: for 1998-2017 news items, see the News ⮞ 1998-2017 News Archive. For older 2018 news, see News ⮞ 2018 News Archive. For older font news, see News ⮞ Font News Archive.

Note: a news item is deleted from this list when a newer related news item is added; e.g., the news item reporting the release of Firefox 57 was deleted when Firefox 58 appeared.

2017-2018(anchor)

This lists recent news items which haven’t been updated:

Opera May 23/2018 ✦ Opera 53.0.2907.68: Opera Software updated Opera to fix bugs. Users should update. Caution: naïve browser snif­fers may identify Opera 53 as Chrome 66 or as some version of Safari. more⮞more⮞more⮞get it⮞
Thunderbird May 22/2018 ✦ Thunderbird 52.8.0: Mozilla updated its email/newsreader program to fix bugs and security issues. get it⮞
Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities May 21/2018 ✦ Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities: a new variant of the Meltdown and Spectre CPU vulnerabilities has been revealed. more⮞
Font Squirrel May 18/2018 ✦ Font Squirrel: Font Squirrel posted the Fivo Sans sans-serif font family, with 7 good weights, but sadly lacking a semi-bold weight. more⮞ Made by Alex Slobzheninov.
Mozilla Firefox May 16/2018 ✦ Mozilla Firefox 60.0.1: Mozilla updated FF to fix bugs. Users should up­date. Note: this FF version doesn’t support Windows XP or Vista; use FF 52.8.0​ESR instead. more⮞more⮞more⮞get it⮞
Mozilla Firefox May 16/2018 ✦ Mozilla Firefox 60.0.1 ESR: Mozilla issued the ESR version of Firefox 60 to fix bugs. ESR users should update. Note: this FF version doesn’t support Windows XP or Vista; use FF 52.8.0​ESR instead. more⮞more⮞get it⮞
Google Chrome May 15/2018 ✦ Chrome 66.0.3359.181: Google updated Chrome to fix bugs. Users should update.more⮞get it⮞
Adobe Reader ViperwareUpdate problem May 14/2018 ✦ Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2018.011.20040: Adobe updated Acrobat Reader to fix security issues. Users should update.more⮞get it⮞
Vivaldi Browser May 14/2018 ✦ Vivaldi 1.15.1147.42: Vivaldi updated its browser to fix bugs. Users should up­date. Note: sadly, Vivaldi’s user​Agent string wrongly says it is version 1.96.1147.42. Caution: naïve browser sniffers may identify Vivaldi 1.15 as Chrome 65 or as some version of Safari.  more⮞get it⮞
Font Awesome May 10/2018 ✦ Font Awesome 5.0.13: Font Awesome 5 was updated (though the font version vector has never been updated); users should up­date. more⮞get it⮞ Made by Dave Gandy.
Mozilla Firefox May 9/2018 ✦ Mozilla Firefox 52.8.0 ESR: Mozilla updated the ESR version of Firefox 52 to fix bugs and security issues. ESR users should update. Note: this FF version does support Windows XP and Vista. more⮞more⮞get it⮞
Adobe Flash Viperware May 8/2018 ✦ Adobe Flash Player 29.0.0.171: Adobe updated Flash Player to fix security issues; users should update. more⮞get it⮞
Windows 10 May 8/2018 ✦ Microsoft: Microsoft issued a Windows 10 update to fix bugs for those with the April 2018 Creators Update; users should up­date. more⮞Windows Update⮞
Microsoft Update problemMay 8/2018 ✦ Microsoft: Microsoft is rolling out its regular monthly securi­ty update, including updates for various versions of Adobe Flash Player, C SDK for Azure, C# SDK for Azure, ChakraCore, Edge, Exchange Server, Excel, Host Compute Service Shim, Infopath, Internet Explorer, Java SDK for Azure, Office, Office for Mac, Office Office Click-to-Run, Compatibility Pack, Office Web Apps, Office Web Apps Server, .NET Core, .NET Framework, Project Server, SharePoint Enterprise Server, SharePoint Foundation, SharePoint Server, Windows, Windows Server, Windows RT, Word, Word Automation Services more⮞Windows Update⮞
Filezilla May 7/2018 ✦ Filezilla 3.33.0: Filezilla updated its FTP tool. get it⮞
SeaMonkey May 4/2018 ✦ Mozilla SeaMonkey 2.49.3: Mozilla updated SeaMonkey to fix bugs and security issues. Users should update. Caution: naïve browser snif­fers may identify SeaMonkey 2.49.3 as Firefox 52. more⮞more⮞get it⮞
Font Library May 2/2018 ✦ Font Library: Font Library posted the squarish Square Grotesk sans-serif font family, with 9 rich weights. more⮞ Made by Natanael Gama.
Microsoft Update problem Apr 30/2018 ✦ Microsoft: Microsoft is rolling out the Windows 10 April 2018 Creators update to users having the Fall 2017 Creators Update. Users should up­date: but do so at night, as the update process can take 7 hours or longer.Windows Update⮞Note: Microsoft has removed, or will remove, some features. more⮞ Caution: this update resets the user interface fonts, sizes, and weights, and removes the menu that configures them; there are several ways to restore them. more⮞ Caution: the update may disable your firewall; you may have to reënable it.

 

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