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In the news: Vim 9.1 Now Available; Microsoft Introduces Copilot Key to PC Keyboards; Google Announces AI Hypercomputer; Best Practices to Prepare for Post-Quantum Security Challenges; Open Networking Foundation Projects Transferred to LF; IBM Hybrid Cloud Mesh Now Generally Available; IBM Announces Quantum System Two; Red Hat to Remove Xorg from RHEL 10; European Commission Launches Large AI Grand Challenge; Linux Foundation to Form High Performance Software Foundation

Vim 9.1 Now Available

The Vim project has announced the release of version 9.1 of the popular text editor.

"This release is dedicated to Bram Moolenaar, Vim's lead developer for more than 30 years, who passed away half a year ago," the announcement states. "The Vim project wouldn't exist without his work!"

Vim 9.1 is mainly a bug fix release, but it also offers new features and improvements, such as:

  • Smooth scroll support
  • New :defer command to help with cleaning up a function
  • Support for adding virtual-text to a buffer
  • Support for Vim9 classes and objects for the Vim9 scripting language

Download the latest release from the Vim website (https://www.vim.org/download.php).

Microsoft Introduces Copilot Key to PC Keyboards

Microsoft has announced the addition of a new Copilot key for Windows PC keyboards, marking the first significant change to the keyboard in nearly three decades.

"The Copilot key joins the Windows key as a core part of the PC keyboard," says Yusuf Mehdi in the announcement (https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2024/01/04/introducing-a-new-copilot-key-to-kick-off-the-year-of-ai-powered-windows-pcs/), "and when pressed, the new key will invoke the Copilot in Windows experience."

A company disclaimer notes that the timing and availability of the Copilot feature will vary by market and device and will require a Microsoft account.

Google Announces AI Hypercomputer

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