How to Use Your Extra Time at Home to Finally Learn PhotoshopA mastery of Adobe Photoshop can help streamline your workflow in all kinds of fields, from web design and online publishing to digital art and photography. The software dominates the image-editing space (though alternatives are available), and no matter what your level—from beginner to expert—there’s always more to learn about using the program on Windows or macOS.1
Somebody Is Furiously Uploading '90s Windows Desktop Themes to the Internet ArchiveTwo free-roaming archivists are wildly uploading hundreds of early Windows Desktop themes from the ‘90s and early aughts to the Internet Archive, populating the site with a trove of off-brand fan art you can install as your desktop wallpaper. Why? I do not know, but they have a captive audience. They probably would anyway, but social media has unraveled to the point where people are literally pissing their pants for entertainment. This is a gift.
Windows 10 will get a built-in Linux kernel this summerThe suddenly-cozy relationship between Linux and Windows is taking another step forward, as Microsoft announced in a blog post that it's going to ship a full Linux kernel in Windows 10. It will arrive first with Insider preview builds by the end of June, underpinning the new Windows Subsystem for Linux 2. The first release will be based on version 4.19, the latest stable Linux release, and will keep up with each stable release going forward. According to Microsoft this isn't its first release of a Linux kernel -- that came last year on Azure Sphere -- but it is the first time on Windows. By making this switch as a "drop-in replacement" for the current emulator, it should speed up performance significantly, with faster bootup and more efficient use of memory. Users can interface with it either by installing a distribution from the Microsoft Store or sideloading. Also, the kernel itself will be open source, with instructions available to create your own, and Microsoft has pledged to contribute changes it makes open for others to use. All of this news also came after Microsoft earlier announced a new version of its Windows Terminal command line app.11
What To Do About the Nasty New Intel Chip FlawAn entire class of vulnerabilities in Intel chips allows attackers to steal data directly from the processor, according to new reports from a group of cybersecurity researchers from around the world. Intel, Apple, Google and Microsoft among other tech giants have released patches to address the flaws.52
Adventurous Dog Went On Solo Bus Ride For An Hour Before Anyone NoticedA dog with a taste for adventure has inspired many would-be travellers after opting to hop aboard a bus for parks anew. All of us have felt the pull of wanderlust at one time or another; captivated by the fantasy of hopping aboard a train or a plane and leaving our ordinary, hum-drum lives behind …5