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Systemd Controversy Not Going Away Quietly - original work by srlinuxx - Wed, 03/09/2014 - 8:27am

If you thought the systemd argument was settled, I'm not sure you'd be correct. Paul Venezia is back on the case today saying folks are continuing to blog, thread, mailing list, and forum about their problems with systemd. Katherine Noyes noted the trend in her Blog Safari today as well. Her first example says Linux is being turned into "OS X or even Windows."

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Linux at 23, Desktop Feedback, and GIMP 2.8.14 Released - original work by srlinuxx - Wed, 27/08/2014 - 8:25am

The top story tonight is the releases of GIMP 2.8.12 and 2.8.14. Linux celebrated 23 years yesterday and the community had a bit to say about "the desktop." And finally tonight we have a couple of gaming announcements and Bruce Byfield on the KDE Visual Design Group.

Bored with Distros, China Tries Again, and Recompiling Kernels - original work by srlinuxx - Tue, 26/08/2014 - 8:03am

Today in Linux news Fedora Project leader Matthew Miller says folks are bored with Linux distributions. After the Red Flag failure, China is looking to develop another homegrown operating system. Paul Venezia has more on the raging systemd wars and the Linux Tycoon says recompiling the kernel is getting him down. And finally tonight, NetworkWorld has the top 10 things you should know about Red Hat 7.

Desktop Shmesktop, New Open Source Academy, and Your Own Steam Machine - original work by srlinuxx - Sat, 23/08/2014 - 7:04am

Today in Linux news, Matt Asay asks if we can "please stop talking about the Linux desktop?" Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center will open a Linux certification academy in Mississippi next month. A new developmental release of Opera was announced and a new horror game has me rushing to Steam. This and more inside in tonight's Linux recap.

It's Elementary, with Sparks, and Unity - original work by srlinuxx - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 7:11am

In today's Linux news Jack Wallen review Elementary OS and says it's not just the poor man's Apple. Jack Germain reviewed SparkyLinux GameOver yesterday and said it's a win-win. Linux Tycoon Bryan Lunduke testdrives Ubuntu's Unity today in the latest entry in his desktop-a-week series. And finally tonight, just what the heck is this Docker thing everybody keeps talking about?

Munich Reversal Turnaround, Linus on the Desktop, and Red Hat Time Protocol - original work by srlinuxx - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 6:51am

Monday we reported that Munich was throwing in the Linux towel, but today we find that may not be exactly the case. In other news, Linus Torvalds today said he still wants the desktop. There are lots of other LinuxCon links and a few gaming posts to highlight. And finally today, Red Hat's Eric Dube explains RHEL 7's new time protocol.

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Desktop Obsessions, Steam Sacrifices, and LibreOffice Review - original work by srlinuxx - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 6:31am

We've been reading a lot about the desktop lately and we're not stopping tonight. We have three stories tonight on the desktop. In other news, the kernel repositories beef-up security and Alienware says Steam Machine users will "sacrifice content for the sake of Linux." The new Linux version of Opera is making progress and CNet has a review of LibreOffice 4.3. This and more in tonight's Linux news.

Debian Turns 21, KDE Plasma 5 Review, & Munich Reversal - original work by srlinuxx - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 7:49am

It looks like the big story today, picked up by many news carriers, is Munich's decision/pondering a return to Windows. Also tonight, Debian celebrates 21 years and a Linux Migrant looks at new Pisi Linux 1. SymphonyOS is back from the grave and appropriately calling itself "Phoenix". OMG!Ubuntu! says Ubuntu is the "Superman" of Linux distros and a review of Plasma 5 tops the KDE news. All this and so much more are in tonight's Linux news recap.

OpenMandriva Review, Mageia Release, and Another UT Video - original work by srlinuxx - Sat, 16/08/2014 - 6:44am

Today in Linux news Mageia 5 Alpha 2 was released "for the brave." Jack Germain has a review of OpenMandriva Lx 2014. Sanctum 2 is out for Linux and GamingOnLinux posted new Unreal Tournament footage. And finally today, has a review of PC-BSD's new desktop Lumina.

Linux Satisfaction, Beginners' Guide, and Download Managers - original work by srlinuxx - Fri, 15/08/2014 - 6:56pm

Today Recently in Linux news, Jack Wallen asks, "Will Linux ever be able to give consumers what they want?" Mark Gibbs relates his experience installing Ubuntu on an older netbook. has a complete beginner's guide to Linux and Rob Zwetsloot looks at four popular download managers. And finally, Reiser4 has made a comeback and systemd is wreaking havoc again for some.

Fedora 21 Delayed, New User Questions, and Variety - original work by srlinuxx - Thu, 14/08/2014 - 7:16am

Today in Linux news, Fedora 21 has been delayed by another week. Jos Poortvliet says users should be testing, not developers. OMG!Ubuntu! answers the four most often searched Ubuntu questions, Pisi Linux 1.0 is almost ready, and Nenad Latinović suggests a wallpaper changer. Finally today, more exciting gaming titles are coming to Linux.

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Distros, Damned Lies, and Statistics - original work by srlinuxx - Wed, 13/08/2014 - 8:19pm

There are lots of stories to report today starting with the top five lies Linux-haters tend to spread. Next up is Gary Newell with the top five easiest modern distributions to use. We've got five tips for Vim users and how to deal with missing ifconfig. Paul Adams' been blogging the story of KDEPIM and Dead Island may be coming to Linux. and are all about education these days and Red Hat released a beta of upcoming RHEL 6.6.

The Linux Rifle, Benefits, and Netflix - original work by srlinuxx - Tue, 12/08/2014 - 7:55am

Our top story tonight on this Monday August 11, 2014 is's hands-on review of a Linux-powered AR-15. Elsewhere, Matt Hartley discusses the pros and cons of running Linux; David Anderson attempts to answer the is Linux more secure than Windows question; and Bryan Lunduke posts his opinion of KDE Plasma. And that's not all.

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Peppermint OS Reviewed, GNU Radio in Space, and KNOPPIX 7.4.0 - original work by srlinuxx - Sat, 09/08/2014 - 11:38am

Our top story today in Linux news is Jack M. Germain's review of Peppermint OS. The Free Software Foundation is reporting that GNU Radio controls the ISEE-3 Spacecraft. is wondering what is programmers' favorite hacking food and Canonical is looking for community wallpaper submissions. KNOPPIX 7.4.0 was released, Linus in back in the news, and Source 2 is coming to Linux. All this and more is in tonight's Linux report.

Best Desktop for You, Qubes Most Secure, and Fedora on TV - original work by srlinuxx - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 6:12am

Today in Linux news, Jack Wallen has some advice for choosing the best Linux desktop for you. says Qubes 2 is probably the most secure operating system out there. Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS and KDE Frameworks 5.1 were released. And Scott Dowdle spotted Fedora on TNT the other night.

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Distro Hopping, Ubuntu's #1, and Open Source Death - original work by srlinuxx - Thu, 07/08/2014 - 7:17am

Today in Linux news, Softpedia is reporting that Ubuntu is the fasting growing operating system in India. Tarus Balog says it seems like "the ideal of open source software" is dead. has the top 10 Open Source software titles that rock the Web and Dmitry Kaglik says Zorin OS has stopped him from "distro hopping."

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Samba Patched, LibreOffice 4.2.6, and Best Browsers - original work by srlinuxx - Wed, 06/08/2014 - 6:39am

Today in Linux news, a Samba vulnerability was patched and LibreOffice 4.2.6 was released. Allan Day posted lots of GUADEC pictures and interviewed Michael Tiemann. Katherine Noyes searches the community for the best browsers and OMG!Ubuntu! has Five Linux Games Everyone Should Play.

Spotted in the Wild, Perfect Linux, and Six Cool Distros - original work by srlinuxx - Tue, 05/08/2014 - 7:29am

Today in Linux news, Christine Halls strolls down memory lane to a time when real men still wrote their own drivers and backups were for sissies. has six cool distributions for your older PC and a couple of favorites were spotted out in the world doing real work. One blogger writes of his year without Windows and there are several interesting gaming notes. We have all this and lots more on this Monday, August 04, 2014.

Text Editors, Note Takers, and Program Languages - original work by srlinuxx - Sat, 02/08/2014 - 6:04am

Today in Linux news, Jack Germain has a look at the perfect note taker. The Linux Voice has a comparison of text editors for programmers and the Linux Journal introduces their current issue on program languages. In other news, XBMC becomes Kodi and has 10 reasons to take the Linux Foundation's Introduction to Linux edX course.

New Fedora Security, Linus Cartoon, and the Open Source Forest - original work by srlinuxx - Fri, 01/08/2014 - 8:07am

Today in Linux news a new Fedora security team has been announced. Matt Asay says critics of Open Source Software can't see the forest for the trees. today published a cartoon saying when Linus curses, folks listen. That and a few more tidbits are inside to close out the month.

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LibreOffice 4.3 Released, KDE Naming, and Zorin Reasons - original work by srlinuxx - Thu, 31/07/2014 - 6:42am

Today was quite the busy news day here in Linuxville and the top story must have been the release of LibreOffice 4.3. Seems it brought significant changes and got lots of coverage. has a list of the top eight alternative operating systems and Bruce Byfield looks at KDE's continually confusing callings. We have 10 reasons to try Zorin OS and 10 easy steps to changing Manjaro back to Arch. Heartbleed is still reeking havoc and Tor issues an advisory. And even that's not all.

openSUSE Rolling, New UT Video, and SteamOS Review - original work by srlinuxx - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 7:33am

The big news today in Linuxdom is openSUSE's announcement of moving Factory to a "rolling release" model. In other news, a new Unreal Tournament development video shows Team Deathmatch. has a review of SteamOS and LXer has a blurb about new Minimal Linux Live.

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Tor Bounty, Plasma 5 ISOs, and Best Desktops - original work by srlinuxx - Tue, 29/07/2014 - 8:09am

Today in Linux news, the Kubuntu team have released ISOs with the Plasma 5 desktop for all to test. Russia has offered 3.9m roubles to anyone who can crack the Tor network. And Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols has a round-up of the best in Linux desktops.

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GOG's Mistaken Giveaway, Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, and Wayland in KDE - original work by srlinuxx - Sat, 26/07/2014 - 6:03am

Today in Linux news, GOG accidently marked a lot of games as free in cost after their big Linux announcement. Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS was released today. GCC and Patrick Volkerding win awards. And finally today, Sebastian Kügler recently blogged about getting KDE Plasma working under Wayland.

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