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2014's Best Distros, Buncha New Games, and Fedora Delayed - original work by srlinuxx - Fri, 25/07/2014 - 7:02am

In today's news feeds is's top five Linux distributions for 2014. One of their picks is said to vulnerable to attack and the proof has been posted. In other news, has rolled out support for 50 DRM-free Linux games. And finally tonight, Fedora 21 has been delayed.

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Clone Attack, Tails Rebased, and Banana Pi? - original work by srlinuxx - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 4:40am

Today in Linux news, Oracle Linux 7 was released today. reports that Tails now features a "Windows 8 camouflage mode." has five reasons to love Deepin and LinuxUser & Developer has a review of the Banana Pi. This and more in tonight's Linux news review.

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KDE's the Best, Wallen Interview, and Why Linux Rules - original work by srlinuxx - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 6:23am

Today in Linux news, Bruce Byfield says the best Linux desktop continues to be KDE's Plasma. Steven Ovadia at My Linux Rig snagged a short interview with Jack Wallen. eWeek has nine reasons Linux rules on supercomputers. And venture capitalist Sonatype says most companies don't audit Open Source software components they're using for vulnerabilities and security flaws.

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New Duke Beta, Debian 6 Update, and Geary Still Coming - original work by srlinuxx - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 7:25am

Today in Linux news, Geary 0.7.0 was recently released despite the programmers' troubles with the IRS. Debian released an update the 6.0 branch of their old stable Linux distribution. A new Duke Nukem enhanced compilation game has hit beta. "GCC 5.0 is expected next year" and Linus is getting grumpy! And finally today, two new Mint 17 reviews round out the Linux news on this Monday July 21.

Slackware's 21st, Post-Open Source, and Six Lightweights - original work by srlinuxx - Sat, 19/07/2014 - 6:28am

Today in Linux news is a belated Happy Birthday to the oldest living Linux distribution. Matt Asay says we're living in a "post-open source world." Jack Wallen says KDE Plasma 5 is "fast but not furious" and Carla Schroder shares a list of six lightweight distros.

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Fedora 21 Alpha, Project Mayhem, and Linus' Office - original work by srlinuxx - Fri, 18/07/2014 - 7:43am

There is so much news today I'm not sure which to highlight first. has a look at Linus Torvalds' home office and a new paper describes fresh malware "Mayhem." X.Org Server 1.16 and GCC 4.9.1 have been released and the Plasma 5.1 development cycle has been officially kicked off. All this and some openSUSE, Ubuntu and Fedora tidbits here in tonight's Linux news.

No Chaos KaOS, LibreSSL Fixed, and More KDE 5 - original work by srlinuxx - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 6:55am

Today in Linux news, LinuxInsider said "KaOS calms down" that unruly KDE desktop. Several places are reporting that the "catastrophic" flaw in LibreSSL has been patched. has a look at KDE Plasma 5 and Jos Poortvliet tries to clear up some of the naming confusion. Robert Pogson says his Linux desktop isn't broken, and there's more in tonight's Linux news review.

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KDE 5 is Here, LibreSSL Unsafe, and Debian 7.6 Released - original work by srlinuxx - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 7:06am

It looks like the big news today is the release of KDE Plasma 5. is reporting that 'OpenSSL fork LibreSSL is declared "unsafe for Linux."' Debian 7.6 was released over the weekend and a new developmental version of Opera for Linux was announced. And finally today, Amanda Dyar reports that Vanish, horror puzzle/adventure game, is available for Linux.

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Best Linux Desktop, FreeDOS Still Matters, and Darksiders - original work by srlinuxx - Tue, 15/07/2014 - 7:14am

In today's Linux news, Matt Hartley looks at 10 Linux distributions he likes and recommends. says DOS still matters and speaks with those still working on FreeDOS. Chin Wong rediscovers Opera and Jim Whitehurst discusses Red Hat. Raspberry Pi introduces a new board and Darksiders is rumored to heading to Linux. This and more awaits inside.

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KDE 5 Preview, Linux Survey, and the PC Lives - original work by srlinuxx - Sat, 12/07/2014 - 6:19am

In the thank-God-it's-Friday edition of our Linux news recap, Swapnil Bhartiya makes a video of KDE Plasma 5 in action. The guys from the Linux Voice run a survey trying to measure Linux user overlap. First release of OpenSSL fork LibreSSL gets a major release and The Var Guy says the PC isn't dead.

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"Among The Sleep" Broke, Fedora 21 Branched, and LXLE - original work by srlinuxx - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 11:02am

Today in Linux news, Adam Williamson posted that Fedora 21 has been branched off from Rawhide. GamingOnLinux is reporting that the wonderfully intriguing adventure game "Among the Sleep" is broken for most Linux users while Phoronix is reporting that Witcher 2 does. We have a review of LXLE as well as Katherine Noyes' 11 Ways LXLE "will make you forget all about XP." There's a wee bit of GNOME news and Andy Tannenbaum is retiring.

RHEL 5.11 Beta, Gaming News, and Fedora Playground - original work by srlinuxx - Thu, 10/07/2014 - 8:39am

In today's Linux news, Red Hat announces the "beta availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.11." Several gaming posts caught my attention and Ryan Lerch says try out new kernel features in the new Fedora kernel-playground. The first Linux poetry contest winner was announced and his poem posted. And another Deepin review pops up.

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NSA Code Faked, Desktop Linux is Dead, and Deepin Depths - original work by srlinuxx - Wed, 09/07/2014 - 8:51am

CentOS 7 was officially announced and Scientific Linux is pulling up the rear. There's more on the NSA targeting Linux users - someone says the NSA code was fake. Linux Deepin 2014 grabbed several headlines today and John Brandon said desktop Linux is dead in the enterprise setting. This and lots more in tonights Linux news report.

Distrowatch Disappearance, RentOS 7 Coming, and OSS Lost - original work by srlinuxx - Tue, 08/07/2014 - 6:30am

In tonight's Linux news, went offline for much of Sunday. Serdar Yegulalp looks at the upcoming CentOS7, the first since joining hands with Red Hat officially. Bruce Byfield says Open Source has lost its way and is now wandering aimlessly with no purpose. And that's not all.

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More NSA Fallout, Linux Time Warp, and the Ultimate OS - original work by srlinuxx - Sat, 05/07/2014 - 7:45am

In tonight's news, the Linux Journal publishes more on the NSA surveillance of Linux users and the Electronic Frontier Foundation throws in their thoughts too. has a look back at Linux including a funny video. And finally, Gary Newell asks if you want to help fund the ultimate operating system.

On NSA Watchlist, Dream Machines, and Ten Tips - original work by srlinuxx - Fri, 04/07/2014 - 7:19am

Yikes, our top story tonight is we are all on the NSA watchlist. Jack Germain says the Novena Open Hardware laptop is a hacker's dream machine. LibreOffice 4.3.0 RC2 was released and Nick Rickert posted about the "progress toward openSUSE 13.2." And finally tonight, our old friend Jack Wallen has ten tips for a more friendly desktop.

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IRS Thwarts OSS, Classic Quake, and KDE - original work by srlinuxx - Thu, 03/07/2014 - 6:16am

The top story in today's Linux news is the IRS denial of nonprofit status for Open Source projects. Carla Schroder show us how to easily load up the old Quakes and Jos Poortvliet posted part two of his "where KDE is going" series. And finally today, Dedoimedo isn't entirely happy with Mint 17 MATE.

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KDE Vivaldi Dead, To Know Tor, and New Mint ISOs - original work by srlinuxx - Wed, 02/07/2014 - 5:38am

The top story tonight is the sad news that the KDE Plasma tablet project has given up while Krita announces a financial success. Bloody Disgusting has a peek at the upcoming gaming title "Frozen State" and the EFF has 7 things you should probably know about Tor. The Linux Mint guys have announced updated images for the Cinnamon and MATE editions of Mint 17 and the latest review isn't the love letter the others were.

New Commercial Rolling Linux, Xfce the Best, and More Mint - original work by srlinuxx - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 4:26am

Our top story in tonight's Linux news recap is the announcement of CoreOS, a new commercial Linux distribution. Over at Datamation, Matt Hartley explains why Xfce is the best Linux desktop. Also today, has a short review of GNOME 3.13.3, eWeek has a slideshow of newly released Peppermint 5, and the Mint 17 reviews just keep on coming.

Wallen on KDE, Quiet Revolution, and Ryan Gordon on Gaming - original work by srlinuxx - Sat, 28/06/2014 - 4:06am

Our top story on this Friday night is Andrew Smith's blog post titled Linux is the quiet revolution that will leave Microsoft eating dust. Next up, Jack Wallen is probably answering Jos Poortvliet's Where KDE is going in his post today on KDE. And finally today, Ryan "Icculus" Gordon speaks about the Linux gaming industry.

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UT Update and the Futures of Fedora and KDE - original work by srlinuxx - Fri, 27/06/2014 - 9:05am

Our top story tonight is the update on the progress of upcoming Unreal Tournament. GamingOnLinux has the details. In other news, Jos Poortvliet today explored "where the KDE community currently stands and where it is going." And finally, Libby Clark spoke to Fedora project lead Matthew Miller about Fedora's future.

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New Linus Interview,, and Floundering Ubuntu - original work by srlinuxx - Thu, 26/06/2014 - 8:20am

Linus Torvalds, father of Linux and hero to the masses, says find something you love so you'll stick with it. In a new interview with the IEEE Computer Society Torvalds speaks of Linux, Open Source, and developing them. In other news today, turns fourteen and Petros Koutoupis says Canonical is "a company in dire need of a clear objective."

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Linux Domination, Ubuntu Uncertainty, and Nerdy Enlightenment - original work by srlinuxx - Wed, 25/06/2014 - 4:35am

There are some interesting stories today in Linuxville. Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols is reporting that Linux dominates on supercomputers more than ever. Arstechnica says "Mint 17 is the perfect place for Linux-ers to wait out Ubuntu uncertainty." Linux Tycoon Bryan Lunduke reviews Enlightenment 17 and Jamie Watson says Makulu Linux 6 makes him smile. This and more in tonight's Linux news recap.

25 Great Games, Ubuntu Tips, and Red Hat Downer - original work by srlinuxx - Tue, 24/06/2014 - 7:53am

Linux Mint 17 KDE and Xfce were released today, but some of the website is down. Matt Hartley has some tips for new Ubuntu users. Russia is planning to switch to Linux (and Russian chipsets) reports Glyn Moody. David Meyer says Opera is back on Linux and says Red Hat isn't a good investment. All that and more in tonight's Linux news report.

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Mageia 4.1 Released, LXLE 14.04 Review, and LibreOffice 4.2.5 - original work by srlinuxx - Sat, 21/06/2014 - 7:38pm

Today was another bountiful day in Linux news. First up, Mageia 4.1 maintenance release was announced. Non-techie Arindam Sen says LXLE 14.04 is the best LXDE distribution he's tested. Jamie Watson looks at Mint 17 KDE and Xfce release candidates. Marcel Gagne says goodbye to openSUSE and LibreOffice 4.2.5 Hits The Marketplace. All this and more in tonight's Linux news review.


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