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Korora Love, Why Wayland, Microsoft Monopoly - original work by srlinuxx - Sun, 06/03/2016 - 8:44am

Korora 23 was released February 7 and today Jack Germain said you'll love it. Matthias Clasen today blogged that Wayland would still not be the default in Fedora 24 and Ubuntu convergence is starting to impress. Tim Sweeney, founder Epic Games and creator Gears of War, said Microsoft is (shockingly) trying to create a monopoly and a new startup is creating something on which users can run their choice of Windows or Ubuntu.

Debian 9 Delay, Linux PTSD, and Shells - original work by srlinuxx - Fri, 04/03/2016 - 9:49am

The top story of this slightly slow new day was the announcement from Jonathan Wiltshire, Debian release assistant, stating Debian 9 would be delayed two months. Steven Ovadia dug up an interesting blog post from someone claiming to suffer from Linux Desktop PTSD and KDE announced a new community outreach program. Jason Baker posted a round-up and poll of the top five Linux shells and why do distros look so darn insecure?

Mint Recovery, Tumbleweed Updates, Charlie Brown Ubuntu - original work by srlinuxx - Thu, 03/03/2016 - 9:36am

Today in Linux news Clement Lefebvre today said that things are back up and running over in Mintland with more security measures in place. Douglas DeMaio posted of the latest Tumbleweeds news including new KDE app store and Jack Wallen asked, "Why's everybody all pickin' on Ubuntu?" The Free Software Foundation said to 'read the fine manual' in answer to the ZFS GPL question and another security vulnerability involving SSLv2 was announced.

ReactOS, openSUSE Reports, Miller on Fedora - original work by srlinuxx - Sat, 27/02/2016 - 8:09pm

With Tumbleweed back up and running, Dominique Leuenberger is back with another weekly update while Neil Rickert test drove new Argon and Krypton. said ReacOS is the "perfect Windows alternative" and said RebeccaBlackOS is a "class act." Fedora's Matthew Miller spoke to PCWorld's Chris Hoffman about what's brewing at the blue hat and Riccardo Padovani video interviewed Mark Shuttleworth in tonight's Linux news.

Mint Under Fire, Ubuntu Mixed Reviews - original work by srlinuxx - Wed, 24/02/2016 - 2:38pm

Since Sunday's Mint reveal, a certain segment of users is upset over the lack of security measures that lead to the February 20 attack. Bryan Lunduke is impressed with a video of Ubuntu on a tablet, but actual users less so. A KDE NEON unstable repository is open and Jeff Law introduced folks to the new features in GCC 6. And finally,in light of the Mint mishap, Kevin Fenzi has offered up a "Fedora distribution download primer."

Oh No, Linux Mint Hacked, ISO's Compromised - original work by srlinuxx - Tue, 23/02/2016 - 11:34am

The Linux Mint Website, forums, and images were hacked this weekend. Clement Lefebvre announced the breach to the public Sunday morning saying, "I’m sorry I have to come with bad news. We were exposed to an intrusion today." The hacker spoke with ZDNet today about his motivations and the extent of the damage, which includes uploading a version of Mint 17.3 Cinnamon with backdoors and selling forum user data on the black market.

openSUSE and PCLOS Highlight Community Builds with KDE - original work by srlinuxx - Sun, 21/02/2016 - 10:35pm

Douglas DeMaio today blogged of two community distributions based on openSUSE that offer the latest in KDE Plasma and Applications. openSUSE has commonly been a showcase for cutting-edge KDE builds, so this just seems fitting. In other news, the PCLOS project highlighted a community build featuring KDE 3 fork Trinity and a high-profile Ubuntu developer addressed concerns over ZFS licensing issues.

Ubuntu LTS Updated While Tumbleweed Stalls - original work by srlinuxx - Fri, 19/02/2016 - 11:48am

The Ubuntu folks released an update to their 14.04 long term supported release bringing a new kernel and some updated packages. Speaking of Ubuntu, Matthew Garrett, software developer and social activist, today blogged about Canonical's IP policy and redistribution restrictions. Elsewhere, Bruce Byfield enumerated the advantages of Open Source Software and Douglas DeMaio announced a delay in Tumbleweed development.

Neon's Muddy Clarity, New Ubuntu Phone, Linus at TED - original work by srlinuxx - Thu, 18/02/2016 - 10:27am

The top story today must be the new Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu phone as the announcement was picked up by almost everyone. Running a close second is the news that Red Hat Enterprise Linux can now be run on Microsoft's Azure. In other news, Linus Torvalds gave a talk at TED and Bryan Lunduke suffered the backlash of an angry Neon crowd after last week's opinion of the project. Finally, Jamie Watson tested recently released Korora 23.

PCLOS Rebuttal, Live Long and Game, TDF@4 - original work by srlinuxx - Wed, 17/02/2016 - 9:58am

The big story today in Linux news was the release of the long awaited Vulkan graphics API. The news was carried by just about everyone. Elsewhere, blogger DarkDuck said PCLinuxOS is "the walking dead" and a critical vulnerability in glibc has experts warning to upgrade immediately. SUSE announced SUSECon today and Charles-H. Schulz blogged about the "unusual" LibreOffice 5.1 release on this The Document Foundation's fourth birthday.

LibreOffice 5.0.5, Distro Wars, PCLOS's the Best - original work by srlinuxx - Tue, 16/02/2016 - 9:03am

LibreOffice 5.0.5 was released today for conservative users and larger organizations bring code clean-up as well as bug and security fixes. Elsewhere, Andrew Powell said no one distribution is any better than another - it's all Linux. Matt Hartley declared PCLinuxOS the best rolling release distribution and Bruce Byfield said maybe free software is too good.

Desktops, Rolling vs Stable, and New Internet Security - original work by srlinuxx - Wed, 10/02/2016 - 9:46am

There is a lot of Linux news to report today as a lot of interesting things have been happening last few days. Over the weekend Jeff Hoogland, Bodhi Linux founder, briefed folks on the many graphical desktops for Linux including his own. Yesterday, Matt Hartley compared and contrasted long term versus rolling released Linux distributions and Jack Wallen said desktop Linux isn't really important anymore. Today, Jack Germain said Mandriva offshoot Rosa is a "real powerhouse" and the LF announced collaboration with the White House on new Internet security measures.

Slackware 14.2 Beta 2 and the Ubuntu Tablet Revealed - original work by srlinuxx - Fri, 05/02/2016 - 8:34pm

Slackware 14.2 is making progress as it has officially reached Beta 2. The big news of the day must be the announcement of new Ubuntu tablet Aquaris M10. This is being touted as the fulfillment of the convergence promise as the Aquaris M10 is said to be a tablet that can also be used as a really small PC or a really large phone.

First X-Apps, openSUSE Board, Faces of FOSS - original work by srlinuxx - Thu, 04/02/2016 - 10:50pm

Today in Linux news "openSUSE 13.1 has gone Evergreen" and Bryan Lunduke was elected to its board. Clement Lefebvre reported on the first two Mint X-Apps and Dedoimedo found a distribution he likes. Rory Dear argued today against migrating to Linux and FOSS Force is back with their most difficult quiz yet.

Linux Tops on Web, AMD's Zeppelin, - original work by srlinuxx - Wed, 03/02/2016 - 3:58pm

Today in Linux news Netcraft reported that Linux is still the dominate operating system on the Internet. Linux powered eight out of the top 10 hosting sites in January 2016. Some hardware geeks learned of a new AMD processor from our kernel changelogs and Dell teased their new Linux laptop. This year's is in full swing and I love Free Software Day is quickly approaching.

Neon Introduced, PCLOS ChimpBox, rm -rf / - original work by srlinuxx - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 11:59am

The top story today in Linux news was the warning not to use rm -rf / anymore. Anymore? In a bit of competition for the MintBox, the PCLinuxOS project announced a new mini computer with their OS factory installed starting at around $300. Jonathan Riddell revealed more about the new Neon project and the GNOME Foundation stated today that Karen Sandler did not bankrupt them.

KDE Neon Lives, Kmail Not Dead, Screensavers Should Die - original work by srlinuxx - Sat, 30/01/2016 - 6:22pm

Today in Linux news, KDE contributor and former Kubuntu release manager Jonathan Riddel teased a new KDE subproject will be introduced this weekend at FOSDEM. In related news, Laurent Montel said, "KDEPIM/Kmail is NOT dead" despite it being "the year of Kube." ownCloud founder Frank Karlitschek today told developers to kill off screensavers once and for all.

Mint 18's New Themes and Applications, New Mint Box - original work by srlinuxx - Fri, 29/01/2016 - 11:02am

Clement Lefebvre today added some additional tidbits from early Mint 18 planning in his monthly newsletter. A few weeks ago he'd said version 18 would finally feature a new theme and today he said they would be developing new applications as well. In addition, a new mini PC featuring Mint was introduced.

Ian Murdock to be Remembered at FOSDEM 2016 - original work by srlinuxx - Thu, 28/01/2016 - 12:52pm

The Debian Publicity team is planning to hold a memorial for founder Ian Murdock who tragically took his own life December 28 after altercations with police. The event will take place during FOSDEM this coming weekend. The team has been collecting pictures, stories, and video in order to compile a short video for the event in Brussels, Belgium Saturday.

Mozilla "Push"es Firefox 44, Most Secure Linux Projects - original work by srlinuxx - Wed, 27/01/2016 - 9:49am

Firefox 44 was released today with Mozilla touting new Push technology. Push allows websites to push content to users without their having to visit the site directly. Elsewhere, The Linux Homefront Project researched which Linux distributions take user security seriously and some of the results are surprising. Jack M. Germain reviewed Nelum OS and Neil Rickert shared his multi-boot techniques.

Was Linus Behind LF Membership Changes? - original work by srlinuxx - Tue, 26/01/2016 - 8:58am

Writer journalist Vox Day speculated the other day that Linus Torvalds himself may have been behind the Linux Foundation's elimination of individual memberships from their organization. FOSS Force is back with another poll and quiz today and Eric Hameleers released an updated Slackware Live. Debian update 8.3 was announced Saturday and several reviews warrant a mention.

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