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Fedora N-1 Upgrades Approved, F24 June 7, F25 Nov 8 - original work by srlinuxx - Sat, 23/01/2016 - 8:13pm

At tonight's FESCo meeting, it was decided to go with a three week delay rather than two. Adam Williamson's N-1 upgrades were approved as an officially supported path and Fedora 25 is penciled-in for November. Elsewhere, Jamie Watson was quick to testdrive Kali's new rolling edition and another Linux trojan was identified by researchers.

Linux Vulnerability and Trojan Causing Headaches - original work by srlinuxx - Wed, 20/01/2016 - 10:46am

The news on everyone front page today involves another Linux kernel flaw that allows a local user to gain root privileges. Along those same lines is a trojan recently discovered that takes screenshots and attempts to make recordings through your microphone. In other news, Jeff Hoogland explained why he chooses Ubuntu on which to base Bodhi and Peter Hutterer clarified the importance of the X.Org Foundation.

KDEPIM Akregator Faster than Ever - original work by srlinuxx - Tue, 19/01/2016 - 10:04pm

Today in Linux news, Laurent Montel posted of new Akregator plans since version 2 was scrapped. Elsewhere, Matt Hartley discussed what he misses from Windows while Michael Sexton reported that Microsoft will limit processor updates to Windows 10 - pushing more users to Linux. Arch ended up winning that FOSS Force Distro of Year poll and Jesse Smith reviewed Kwort 4.3 in today's Distrowatch Weekly.

New Fedora 24 Schedule, Privacy Concerns, Moksha 0.2.0 - original work by srlinuxx - Sat, 16/01/2016 - 10:04am

The Fedora project today announced the revised released schedule for version 24 now in development. Jeff Hoogland posted of a new release of his home-brewed lightweight desktop and Ubuntu 15.04 nears EOL. Jack Wallen said Solus is "going places" and Dedoimedo wrote "Netrunner 17 Horizon redeems the Plasma desktop." Today's final food for thought comes from KDE's Sebastian Kügler who discussed whether free software should protect users' privacy too.

Ubuntu's New Feather, MEPIS Extinct, Fedora N-1 Upgrades - original work by srlinuxx - Thu, 14/01/2016 - 4:42pm

The top story in today's Linux news must be Canonical's announcement of a big AT&T contract. One headline said AT&T chose Ubuntu over Windows. Elsewhere, blogger Megatotoro today remembered MEPIS and Adam Williamson discussed Fedora's upgrade process.'s Brian Benchoff said Stallman messed up in the open hardware department and and friends have a new owner.

Linux Quiz, Another Poll, and Win-ning - original work by srlinuxx - Wed, 13/01/2016 - 11:07pm

Today in Linux news, FOSS Force is running a Linux history quiz - fun for the whole family. is running a poll wondering which Linux distribution you use and Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols outlines "what's new and nifty in Linux 4.4."'s Galen Gruman said today that "Linux won without winning" and the community should celebrate. Jack Wallen said Ubuntu messed up when they dropped UbuntuOne while Ubuntu 16.04 is said to be the best Ubuntu in years.

Solus Reviewed, Arch Still Ahead, & Reasons to Switch - original work by srlinuxx - Tue, 12/01/2016 - 11:08am

Today in Linux news, two Solus reviews found issues with the newly stable 1.0. FOSS Force's Best Desktop Distro poll finds Arch still leading the pack and Derrik Diener posted 8 reasons to switch from Windows 10 to Linux. A couple of Tumbleweed posts catch us up while Clem Lefebvre officially releases Mint 17.3 KDE and Xfce.

Arch Tops Poll, Rawhide Review, a Mint Fail - original work by srlinuxx - Tue, 05/01/2016 - 7:04am

Today in Linux news Arch is currently topping a favorite distro poll beating out former giants Ubuntu and Mint. Jamie Watson got a new Acer machine for Christmas that doesn't like Linux and Dedoimedo isn't enamored with new Mint 17.3. Jesse Smith reviewed paldo Linux today at and Jack Germain tipped his hat to new Chapeau Linux.

Debian Founder in Trouble, Ubuntu's Wrong Turn - original work by srlinuxx - Wed, 30/12/2015 - 9:48am

A big story getting a little attention today was the shocking news of Debian founder Ian Murdock's desperation at the hands of law enforcement. Much of the story is unknown, but Murdock was on the verge of suicide Monday evening. In other news, Brian Fagioli reported that the System76 Oryx Pro is the gaming machine of your dreams and Matt Hartley thinks he knows where Ubuntu went wrong.

Red Star Linux Caught Spying, Modifying, Deleting - original work by srlinuxx - Tue, 29/12/2015 - 11:31am

The big story today was the confirmation of hidden features in North Korea's Red Star OS, based on Red Hat/Fedora. It was a top headline on most websites many with plays on the words Open Source and oppressive. In more local circles the release of the first stable Solus OS excited the community and the first reviewer asked where's vi.

Linux Flaws - or Perhaps Features - original work by srlinuxx - Fri, 25/12/2015 - 1:41pm

Today in Linux news, Joel Lee identified 5 flaws in Linux that "need fixing." Some of them sound more like features to me. Elsewhere, the Fedora election results are in and Jamie Watson was pleasantly surprised by SparkyLinux Enlightenment. Michael Larabel laments the biggest disappointments of the year and Maximum PC has a review of Alienware's Steam Machine.

Fedora, Wayland, and Arch Reviews - original work by srlinuxx - Tue, 22/12/2015 - 11:30am

Today in Linux news Dedoimedo found a distribution he described as "decent." Elsewhere, Pavlo Rudyi tested Plasma on Wayland and Neil Rickert discussed Kwallet. PCWorld's Jared Newman said Monday, "Ubuntu appears to have fallen far short of the 200 million user goal it set back in 2011" and Jesse Smith reviewed Arch Linux in today's Distrowatch Weekly noting a "fondness growing for Arch."

Wayland: New Live KDE ISO and Server-side Decorations - original work by srlinuxx - Sat, 19/12/2015 - 9:32am

Jonathan Riddell today announced the first Plasma Wayland Live Image so everyone can test drive the new graphics server. Riddell added this is a milestone release because Wayland is able to run a full session including applications. Martin Graesslin joined the conversation by saying server-side window decorations are coming to Wayland early next year.

Hit Backspace 28 Times or Upgrade Tonight - original work by srlinuxx - Thu, 17/12/2015 - 11:37am

Another Linux security vulnerability has been discovered and making the news for a couple of days. Researchers discovered that hitting backspace 28 times allows bypassing of security measures. In other news, Microsoft is increasing pressure on loyal users to upgrade to Windows 10 and Adriaan de Groot said Plasma 5 on FreeBSD when it's stable. Dedoimedo was disappointed in another distro and Bruce Byfield listed nine reasons to use Open Source.

Manjaro, Makulu, and Microsoft - original work by srlinuxx - Wed, 16/12/2015 - 12:08pm

Today in Linux news, Jack Wallen predicts 2016 will be the year of Linux desktop, sorta. Blogger Dark Duck reviewed Manjaro Linux 15.09 today and Gary Newell reviewed Makulu Aero Edition. has 10 handy tools for sysadmins and 10 amazing Open Source projects from 2015. Elsewhere, Bryan Lunduke spoke with community leaders about compromise and posted a look at elementary OS 0.3.2.

Person of Year, Podcasts, and Polls - original work by srlinuxx - Tue, 15/12/2015 - 11:14am

Today in Linux news, several reviews lead the pack today. Jesse Smith and Das U-Blogger Prashanth reviewed Chakra 2015.11, Swapnil Bhartiya tested newly released Mint 17.3, and a couple of quick openSUSE reports were posted. Elsewhere, Donald Stewart posted an update on Mageia Cauldron and Antonio Rojas said Arch is dropping KDE 4. A couple of interesting polls warrant a mention as well and more in tonight's Linux news recap.

Linux Gaming Futures, LibreOffice 4.4.7, Cloud v Local - original work by srlinuxx - Sat, 12/12/2015 - 1:26pm

Today in Linux news, Martin Gräßlin examined the next step in Linux gaming. Italo Vignoli today announced The Document Foundation's LibreOffice 4.4.7 and tech blogger Locutus said it might be time to discuss "code bloat" again. Bruce Byfield took another stab at outlining the choices one really makes when choosing cloud services and the Electron Frontier Foundation launched a new cell phone privacy information site.

Top 10 Distros of 2015, Microsoft a Great Start - original work by srlinuxx - Thu, 10/12/2015 - 12:10pm

Today in Linux news, Tecmint posted a look at the top 10 distributions of the year. Jim Zemlin said today that Linux Foundation and Microsoft's partnership is off to a "great start." KDE Plasma 5.5 was released yesterday "with beautiful new artwork" and The Linux Homefront Project gave it the once over. Elsewhere, Clement Lefebvre posted the 17.3 upgrade process and Chris Hoffman reviewed 17.3 for PCWorld.

2015 LQ Awards and Returns, 17.3 Delayed - original work by srlinuxx - Fri, 04/12/2015 - 8:37pm

The 2015 Members Choice Awards categories are being updated this year. Discussion are ongoing. Slackware Live got Cinnamon and MATE flavors and is back saying 17.3 "isn't out yet." Elsewhere, Italo Vignoli suggested six LibreOffice extensions to "add new functionality or make existing functionality easier to use" and Doc Searls examined how "The Regulatorium" is ruining Linux wireless.

Deepin the Best, Fedora 21 Buried, and RMS - original work by srlinuxx - Wed, 02/12/2015 - 11:59am today wrote that Linux Deepin could be the best distribution of the year. The Ubuntu-based distro features its own in-house desktop that's "a whole lot better" than Cinnamon. To Jack Wallen, Ubuntu GNOME is the "perfect" distribution though. Elsewhere, Fedora 21 reach its end-of-life and Slackware Live hit Beta 2. In software news, KDE user Swapnil Bhartiya said today that GNOME 3.18 is "simple and easy" and GIMP 2.9.2 was released.


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