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31
Releasing Windows 10 Build 19044.1499 to Release Preview Channel

This update includes the following improvements:
  • We fixed an issue in Microsoft UI Automation that might cause Microsoft Outlook to stop working.
  • We updated daylight saving time to start in February 2022 instead of March 2022 in Jordan.
  • We fixed an issue that prevents the Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL2) localhost relay from starting when you enable Fast Startup.
  • We added parameters that pass to wmic.exe in telemetry to capture additional usage data to address application compatibility concerns.
  • We fixed an issue in CLSID_InternetExplorer.
  • We added a reminder to Internet Explorer 11 that notifies users of its upcoming retirement.
  • We fixed an issue that might sometimes cause Japanese Microsoft Office applications stop working when you use the new Japanese Input Method Editor (IME).
  • We fixed an issue that causes applications to stop working when you type text using the Chinese IME.
  • We fixed an issue that might cause Windows to stop working when you use the Pen Haptics API.
  • We updated the phone number for Windows Activation for locales that have the wrong phone number.
  • We fixed an issue that causes a device to incorrectly report itself as noncompliant with Conditional Access because of an antivirus or firewall configuration.
  • We fixed an issue that stops printing or prints the wrong output when you print using USB on Windows 10, version 2004 or later.
  • We fixed an issue that affects the Remote Desktop screen, in some cases, when you use Advanced Video Coding (AVC) software encoding.
  • We fixed an issue that prevents certain surround sound audio from playing in Microsoft Edge.
  • We fixed a deadlock in vpnike.dll and rasmans.dll.
  • We fixed an issue that affects the Fast Identity Online 2.0 (FIDO2) credential provider and prevents the display of the PIN entry box.
  • We fixed an issue that causes Windows to stop working and generates the error, “IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL”.
  • We fixed an issue that might cause the Get-TPM PowerShell command to fail when it attempts to report Trusted Platform Module (TPM) information. The command fails with the error, “0x80090011 Microsoft.Tpm.Commands.TpmWmiException,Microsoft.Tpm.Commands.GetTpmCommand”.
  • We fixed an issue that causes the AltGr key to stop working if a remote desktop client is running or if RemoteApp was disconnected.
  • We added a new feature that provides direct access to select your Microsoft Edge profiles from News & interests. You can also go to Microsoft Edge directly from News & interests in the same corresponding profile.
  • We added a new feature called Sync Your Settings for users who are migrating to Windows 11, original release. You’ll use Sync Your Settings to automatically back up a list of your applications to your Microsoft Account. Then, you can quickly restore those applications on a Windows 11, original release device. This new feature that will deploy over the coming weeks.
  • We fixed an issue that causes functioning Bluetooth devices to stop working when you attempt to connect to a non-functioning Bluetooth device.
  • We fixed an issue that causes lsass.exe to stop working and the device restarts. This issue occurs when you query Windows NT Directory Services (NTDS) counters after the NTDS service has stopped.
  • We fixed an issue that fails to apply the Group Policy Object (GPO) “Do not allow compression on all NTFS Volume” in some cases.
  • We fixed an issue that prevents Robocopy from retrying the file copy process.
  • We fixed an issue that might occur when you enable verbose Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) audit logging and an invalid parameter is logged. As result, Event 207 is logged, which indicates that a failure to write to the audit log occurred.
  • Addresses a memory leak that occurs when you call WinVerifyTrust(). This issue occurs if verification fails for the first signature of a file that has multiple signatures.

32
Releasing Windows 11 Build 22000.466 to Beta and Release Preview Channels

This update includes the following improvements:
  • We improved the reliability of application installations on ARM64 devices.
  • We updated daylight savings time to start in February 2022 instead of March 2022 in Jordan.
  • We fixed an issue that causes ARM64 devices to stop responding when they hibernate or resume from hibernation.
  • We fixed an issue that might prevent some image editing programs from rendering colors correctly on certain high dynamic range (HDR) displays. This frequently affects white colors that might display in bright yellow or other colors.
  • We fixed an issue that affects predictive pre-rendering in Microsoft Edge Internet Explorer mode.
  • We fixed an issue that sometime prevents you from entering strings in the Input Method Editor (IME).
  • We fixed an issue that causes the audio service to stop responding on some devices that support hardware-accelerated Bluetooth audio.
  • We fixed an issue in which the text that informs a customer about the Windows update progress is incorrect for Japanese.
  • We fixed an issue that affects icons for apps when the apps are not running. On the taskbar, these icons might display as active as if the apps are running.
  • We fixed an issue that might cause VPN profiles to disappear. This issue occurs when you use Microsoft Intune or a third-party mobile device management (MDM) tool to deploy VPN profiles on Windows 11 (original release).
  • We fixed an issue that affects applications that are written to only integrate with Azure Active Directory (AAD). These applications will not work on machines that are joined to Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS).
  • We fixed an issue that might cause the Get-TPM PowerShell command to fail when it attempts to report Trusted Platform Module (TPM) information. The command fails with the error, “0x80090011 Microsoft.Tpm.Commands.TpmWmiException,Microsoft.Tpm.Commands.GetTpmCommand”.
  • We fixed an issue that causes a remote desktop protocol (RDP) session to disconnect or the screen to be blank for Server Core. This issue occurs when you install the AppCompat feature.
  • We fixed an issue that affects windows.system.profile.retailinfo.dll.
  • We fixed some issues that affect File Explorer’s performance when you browse for files and select files.
  • We added a new Your Microsoft Account page to the Accounts category in Windows Settings for Home and Professional editions.
  • We fixed an issue that incorrectly shows the volume icon in the taskbar as muted.
  • We fixed a reliability issue that causes File Explorer and desktop context menus to stop working.
  • We fixed an issue that fails to pass the Shift KeyUp event to an application when you use the Korean IME.
  • We added the HelpWith feature, which uses Microsoft Bing technologies to suggest Help topics that are relevant for each Settings page.
  • We fixed an issue that prevents the touch keyboard from appearing on the lock screen when a device has a Microsoft account (MSA).
  • We fixed an issue that affects the loading of badging information on the taskbar, which sometimes causes a device to stop working.
  • We fixed an issue that prevents some options from appearing on the Win + X menu.
  • We fixed an issue that causes a device to stop working when it’s connected to multiple displays.
  • We fixed an issue that affects the auto-hide feature of the taskbar. The taskbar might not reliably appear when you hover over the primary or secondary display.
  • We fixed an issue that sometimes prevents you from using the Chinese Simplified IME.
  • We fixed an issue that might prevent icons from appearing on the taskbar of a secondary display.
  • We fixed an issue that fails to install certain printer companion applications when the printer device driver is installing.
  • We fixed an issue that displays outdated battery percentages for connected Bluetooth devices on the Bluetooth and other devices page in Settings.
  • We fixed an issue that prevents IP cameras from connecting and streaming to certain DirectShow (DShow) applications.
  • We improved the auto brightness algorithm to provide a better response under low light conditions on all the supported systems.
  • We fixed an issue that causes lsass.exe to stop working and the device restarts. This issue occurs when you query Windows NT Directory Services (NTDS) counters after the NTDS service has stopped.
  • We fixed an issue that causes a deadlock in the WebDav redirector. This issue occurs when you attempt to read a file from the local TfsStore, which causes the system to stop responding.
  • We fixed a performance regression issue that occurs when you enable the update sequence number (USN) journal.
  • We fixed an issue that fails to apply the Group Policy Object (GPO) “Do not allow compression on all NTFS Volume” in some cases.
  • We fixed an issue that prevents Robocopy from retrying the file copy process.
  • We fixed an issue that causes Windows to stop working and generates the error, “IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL”.
  • We fixed a memory leak that occurs when you call WinVerifyTrust(). This issue occurs if verification fails for the first signature of a file that has multiple signatures.

33
Releasing Windows 11 Build 22000.466 to Beta and Release Preview Channels

This update includes the following improvements:
  • We improved the reliability of application installations on ARM64 devices.
  • We updated daylight savings time to start in February 2022 instead of March 2022 in Jordan.
  • We fixed an issue that causes ARM64 devices to stop responding when they hibernate or resume from hibernation.
  • We fixed an issue that might prevent some image editing programs from rendering colors correctly on certain high dynamic range (HDR) displays. This frequently affects white colors that might display in bright yellow or other colors.
  • We fixed an issue that affects predictive pre-rendering in Microsoft Edge Internet Explorer mode.
  • We fixed an issue that sometime prevents you from entering strings in the Input Method Editor (IME).
  • We fixed an issue that causes the audio service to stop responding on some devices that support hardware-accelerated Bluetooth audio.
  • We fixed an issue in which the text that informs a customer about the Windows update progress is incorrect for Japanese.
  • We fixed an issue that affects icons for apps when the apps are not running. On the taskbar, these icons might display as active as if the apps are running.
  • We fixed an issue that might cause VPN profiles to disappear. This issue occurs when you use Microsoft Intune or a third-party mobile device management (MDM) tool to deploy VPN profiles on Windows 11 (original release).
  • We fixed an issue that affects applications that are written to only integrate with Azure Active Directory (AAD). These applications will not work on machines that are joined to Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS).
  • We fixed an issue that might cause the Get-TPM PowerShell command to fail when it attempts to report Trusted Platform Module (TPM) information. The command fails with the error, “0x80090011 Microsoft.Tpm.Commands.TpmWmiException,Microsoft.Tpm.Commands.GetTpmCommand”.
  • We fixed an issue that causes a remote desktop protocol (RDP) session to disconnect or the screen to be blank for Server Core. This issue occurs when you install the AppCompat feature.
  • We fixed an issue that affects windows.system.profile.retailinfo.dll.
  • We fixed some issues that affect File Explorer’s performance when you browse for files and select files.
  • We added a new Your Microsoft Account page to the Accounts category in Windows Settings for Home and Professional editions.
  • We fixed an issue that incorrectly shows the volume icon in the taskbar as muted.
  • We fixed a reliability issue that causes File Explorer and desktop context menus to stop working.
  • We fixed an issue that fails to pass the Shift KeyUp event to an application when you use the Korean IME.
  • We added the HelpWith feature, which uses Microsoft Bing technologies to suggest Help topics that are relevant for each Settings page.
  • We fixed an issue that prevents the touch keyboard from appearing on the lock screen when a device has a Microsoft account (MSA).
  • We fixed an issue that affects the loading of badging information on the taskbar, which sometimes causes a device to stop working.
  • We fixed an issue that prevents some options from appearing on the Win + X menu.
  • We fixed an issue that causes a device to stop working when it’s connected to multiple displays.
  • We fixed an issue that affects the auto-hide feature of the taskbar. The taskbar might not reliably appear when you hover over the primary or secondary display.
  • We fixed an issue that sometimes prevents you from using the Chinese Simplified IME.
  • We fixed an issue that might prevent icons from appearing on the taskbar of a secondary display.
  • We fixed an issue that fails to install certain printer companion applications when the printer device driver is installing.
  • We fixed an issue that displays outdated battery percentages for connected Bluetooth devices on the Bluetooth and other devices page in Settings.
  • We fixed an issue that prevents IP cameras from connecting and streaming to certain DirectShow (DShow) applications.
  • We improved the auto brightness algorithm to provide a better response under low light conditions on all the supported systems.
  • We fixed an issue that causes lsass.exe to stop working and the device restarts. This issue occurs when you query Windows NT Directory Services (NTDS) counters after the NTDS service has stopped.
  • We fixed an issue that causes a deadlock in the WebDav redirector. This issue occurs when you attempt to read a file from the local TfsStore, which causes the system to stop responding.
  • We fixed a performance regression issue that occurs when you enable the update sequence number (USN) journal.
  • We fixed an issue that fails to apply the Group Policy Object (GPO) “Do not allow compression on all NTFS Volume” in some cases.
  • We fixed an issue that prevents Robocopy from retrying the file copy process.
  • We fixed an issue that causes Windows to stop working and generates the error, “IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL”.
  • We fixed a memory leak that occurs when you call WinVerifyTrust(). This issue occurs if verification fails for the first signature of a file that has multiple signatures.

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Mozilla sent Firefox Version 96.0.1 to the release channel today. 

Fixed
  • Addresses proxy rule exceptions not working on Windows systems when "Use system proxy settings" is set (bug 1749501)
  • Improvements to make the parsing of content-length headers more robust (bug 1749957)
Security Updates
Release Notes
Rapid Release Calendar

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Forever In Our Hearts / Re: We ❤️ You, Hammy
« on: January 13, 2022, 06:32:05 PM »
It is heart-breaking, Paddy.  

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Forever In Our Hearts / We ❤️ You, Hammy
« on: January 13, 2022, 06:03:27 PM »
It is with much sadness that I learned that our long-time friend and forum Administrator GR@PH;<'S left us today.  The only consolation is that he is again with his beloved Netty

Like, Netty, Hammy will be 

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Dev channel update to 99.0.1131.3 is live

Note:  See the referenced link for a number of videos and articles.

Added features:
  • Added the ability to manually set which profile certain websites open in via edge://settings/profiles/multiProfileSettings.
  • Added the ability to edit saved passwords from the initial dialog to save them.
  • Added an option to the right-click menu to open links in new Application Guard windows when Application Guard is available.
  • Added info to the Edge Bar settings page informing users which extensions they have installed that are preventing the use of the Edge Bar.
  • Management policies (note that updates to documentation and administrative templates may not have happened yet):
    • Added a management policy to control if Address Bar Editing is Enabled.
    • Added support on mobile for disabling autofill via management policy.
  • Developer:
    • Added support for custom formats on the clipboard (Chromium Issue 106449).
    • Added support for the WebView2 API BasicAuthenticationRequested, which was previously in the experimental state (Issue 120).
    • Added support for the dual screen web developer APIs CSS Foldables and Viewport Segments that were previously in the Experimental stage.

38
Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22533

Note:  The rollout of the updated entry point for Widgets with weather on the taskbar has been reset.

Changes and Improvements
  • We have updated the flyout design for the hardware indicators for brightness, volume, camera privacy, camera on/off and airplane mode, to align with Windows 11 design principles. These new flyouts will appear when you press the volume or brightness keys on your laptop and will honor light/dark mode to give you a more coherent Windows experience. Brightness and volume indicators continue to be interactive with the update.
Fixes

[General]

  • Fixed an issue where Insiders may have seen error 0x8007012a during a driver or firmware update.
  • Addressed an issue causing Insiders to be unable to sign-in to certain apps sometimes, such as Feedback Hub.
  • Fixed the text in the exploit protection description in the Windows Security app so it just refers to Windows and not Windows 10.
  • Fixed an issue resulting in not being able to import photos from certain cameras and mobile phones into the Photos app (it would just loop forever saying 0 items found so far).
  • Launching Windows Sandbox, closing it, and then launch it again, should no longer lead to having two Windows Sandbox icons in the Taskbar (one of which is non-functional).
[Taskbar]
  • The Wi-Fi icon should appear more reliably in the Taskbar now.
  • If you have multiple monitors connected to your PC and right-click on the date and time on the taskbar on your primary monitor, explorer.exe will no longer crash.
  • Holding CTRL and hovering your mouse over the Task View icon in the taskbar should no longer make explorer.exe crash.
[Settings]
  • Mitigated an underlying issue related to the use of mica in Settings which was impacting overall reliability of the Settings app in recent flights.
  • Fixed an issue impacting some Insiders which was resulting in Settings crashing when trying to access the Installed Apps, Startup Apps, and Default Apps pages.
  • Mitigated an issue that was making the Wheel page in Settings crash when adding an action for an app.
  • You should no longer hear a crackle if playing audio and repeatedly clicking the volume slider in Quick Settings to change the volume.
[Windowing]
  • If you hover your mouse over a truncated window title in ALT + Tab or Task View a tooltip showing the full window name will now appear.
[Input]
  • Improved how the text color and buttons look with theming applied on candidate window, emoji panel and clipboard (before this, some buttons/text was hard to see with certain custom background colors).
  • The voice typing launcher should no longer unexpectedly reappear after clicking the microphone icon to invoke voice typing.
  • For Insiders with the updated input switcher experience, accessibility tools like Magnifier and Narrator should work better with it now.
NOTE: Some fixes noted here in Insider Preview builds from the active development branch may make their way into the servicing updates for the released version of Windows 11 that became generally available on October 5th, 2021.

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From Linux Mint Announces Mozilla Partnership:

Quote
Going forward, Firefox will continue to be distributed through the official Linux Mint repositories, using .deb, but this work will be done by Mozilla. And that means there will be some changes to how the browser is configured. Instead of Mint’s highly customized install, Mint users will now get the Mozilla defaults.

And that could be controversial to some users. Now, the default start page will no longer be a Mint website; the default search engine will be Google and it will include Mozilla, not Mint, search partners; the default configuration will change to Mozilla’s defaults; and Firefox will no longer include code changes or patches from Linux Mint, Debian, or Ubuntu. It will be stock Firefox, in other words.

“For Mozilla, the goal is to make Firefox work the same way across all platforms to ease maintenance and simplify development and bug fixing,” Mint explains. “For us, this change means a tremendous simplification in terms of maintenance and development … We now package the Mozilla version of Firefox instead.”

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Security Alerts & Briefings / Microsoft January 2022 Security Updates
« on: January 11, 2022, 04:55:18 PM »
The Microsoft January 2022 security updates have been released and consist of 96 CVEs. Of these CVEs, 9 are rated Critical, and 89 are rated Important severity. At the time of release, six are listed as publicly known but none are listed as under active exploit.

The updates apply to a very long list of products, available here. Additionally announced in the Release Notes is a new notification system. See Coming Soon: A Brand-New Notification System!

See the KBs listed at January 2022 Security Updates - Release Notes - Security Update Guide - Microsoft for information regarding known issues with the security updates as well as the CVEs with FAQs, Mitigations and/or Workarounds.

Recommended Reading: See Dustin Childs review and analysis in Zero Day Initiative -- The January 2022 Security Update Review.

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Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Acrobat and Reader for Windows and macOS. These updates address multiple critical and moderate vulnerabilities. Successful exploitation could lead to arbitrary code execution, memory leak, application denial of service, security feature bypass and privilege escalation
 
Release date:  January 11, 2022
Vulnerability identifier: APSB21-104
Platform: Windows and MacOS

Update or Complete Download

Reader DC and Acrobat DC were updated to version 21.011.20039.  Updates should become available via the internal updater or checks can be manually activated by choosing Help/Check for Updates.  Reader DC and other versions are available here: https://get.adobe.com/reader/

Note: UNcheck any pre-checked additional options presented with the update. They are not part of the software update and are completely optional.

References

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Mozilla sent Firefox Version 96.0 to the release channel today.  The update includes eighteen security updates of which nine (9) are rated high, six (6) are rated moderate, and three (3) are rated low.

Firefox ESR was updated to Version 91.5.

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.

References

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Linux Help, News and Information / Re: "New" laptop and new distro
« on: January 09, 2022, 05:11:02 PM »
I guess my post at Server Move Complete! was missed.  

As to visiting here, yes, you're all definitely welcome but, after all, Scot's is your "home".  It was only decided to keep the Linux forums here after Scot and Will reached an agreement in order to introduce more people to Linux.  

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Meet & Greet! / Happy Birthday, icotonev!
« on: January 08, 2022, 06:50:07 PM »
Hope you've been having a great day! 

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Linux Help, News and Information / Linux Mint 20.3
« on: January 07, 2022, 07:15:44 PM »
Having observed Linux Mint as a suggested distro for new Linux users, note the recent updates:
See the blog posts for new features and other information.

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