Mozilla Announces Project Things, ZFS Version 0.7.6, Kali Linux New Release and More

News updates for February 7, 2018.

Mozilla announced Project
Things
yesterday, “an open framework for connecting your devices to the
web”.
According to the Mozilla Blog, “We kicked off ‘Project Things’, with
the goal of building a decentralized ‘Internet of Things’ that is
focused on security, privacy, and interoperability.”

ZFS on Linux just released
version 0.7.6. This latest release adds compatibility up
to Linux kernel 4.15, along with the usual bug fixes.

Kali Linux now has its first release of the year, 2018.1, which “contains all updated packages and bug fixes since our 2017.3 release
last November”. The
Kali team also reports that “This release wasn’t without its
challenges—from the Meltdown and Spectre excitement (patches will be in
the 4.15 kernel) to a couple of other nasty bugs, we had our work cut out for
us but we prevailed in time to deliver this latest and greatest version for
your installation pleasure.”

KDE released
Plasma 5.12 LTS yesterday, which focuses on speed and stability. This is also
the first LTS release to offer Wayland integration.

The Linux Foundation announces
it has “passed the one million mark for people enrolled in courses on edX“.