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Cloudy Issues and the Perfect Distro

tuxmachines.org - original work by srlinuxx - Wed, 25/11/2015 - 7:41pm

Today in Linux news, Bruce Byfield hits the cloud nail on the head with his thoughts on the cloud. Are folks sacrificing the independence gained by switching to Linux by trusting cloud vendors? Elsewhere, Bryan Lunduke ponders the perfect Linux distribution and an update on the new Debian Live emerged. Pavlo Rudyi posted a look back at GIMP's 20 years and Samuel Mehrbrodt discussed improving LibreOffice's toolbars.

GIMP Celebrates 20 Years, Releases 2.8.16

tuxmachines.org - original work by srlinuxx - Tue, 24/11/2015 - 11:09am

The top story today is the twentieth anniversary of GIMP, Open Source image manipulation application. To celebrate the project released version 2.8.16 with several new features and a revamped Website. The Linux down under suffered another data breach and Jamie Watson posted a series of step-by-step guides to configure popular desktops. Several reviews blipped the radar as well in today's Linux news.

Windows at 30, Slack Live Beta Systemd-less

tuxmachines.org - original work by srlinuxx - Sat, 21/11/2015 - 11:24am

Today in Linux news, Windows turns 30 and The Verge has a pictorial. In other news, AlienBob said Slackware Live will remain without systemd "for a while" and The Register overheard a GNOME bugzilla report crediting a cat for finding a bug. Stephen O'Grady tracked changing attitudes towards Open Source and the Elementary OS are forking Geary to save it.

Bodhi 3.1.1 Released, Fedora 21 EOL, Mint 17.3 Betas

tuxmachines.org - original work by srlinuxx - Fri, 20/11/2015 - 2:21am

Today the Bodhi project announced an unscheduled bug fix release primarily to address a usability issue as well as bring a few other updates to users. Fedora 21 is fast approaching its end of life and Clement Lefebvre announced some Mint 17.3 betas. Elsewhere, Red Hat released an update to their developer toolkit Software Collections and Bruce Byfield said we should go to "task-based" desktops.

Linux Challenges, System76 HQ, Linux 4.4-rc1

tuxmachines.org - original work by srlinuxx - Tue, 17/11/2015 - 11:01am

Some of the highlights of today's Linux news includes Brian Fagioli's tour of the headquarters of System76, manufacturer of Linux laptops and Matt Hartley discussing the problems with using Linux. Elsewhere, Kevin Fenzi shared some thoughts on recent Rawhide and Jeff Hoogland released some new applications built using the Moksha desktop toolkit.

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KDE & GNOME's Next Big Things, Kubuntu Release Managers

tuxmachines.org - original work by srlinuxx - Fri, 13/11/2015 - 11:59am

Jonathan Riddell's departure left Kubuntu without a release manager, until yesterday when Philip Muskovac posted of the replacements, plural. Allan Day today posted about GNOME's "next big thing" and Graham Morrison shared his look "inside the GNOME Foundation." On the KDE side of town, Sebastian Kügler posted some "wayland and libkscreen benchmarks" and Neil Rickert wrote a Plasma 5 review.

Steam Machines in the News, New User Systems

tuxmachines.org - original work by srlinuxx - Thu, 12/11/2015 - 11:04am

Steam Machines became available yesterday and folks are talking, including some from our own community. Elsewhere, Jon Gold ranks distributions on their newbie friendliness and Bruce Byfield discusses more on new user desktops. Ubuntu Community Council election approaches and Wayland is now default in Fedora Rawhide.

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Death of Debian Live, Fedora 24 Schedule, Opposing TPP

tuxmachines.org - original work by srlinuxx - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 11:57am

Debian Live has been part of the Debian family for the last 10 years, but yesterday Daniel Baumann announced the end of the project citing internal deception. The Fedora 24 release schedule was highlighted and several reviews brag on Linux capabilities. Finally today, the Free Software Foundation and the Software Freedom Conservancy have posted their opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

More Linux Attacks of Varying Types

tuxmachines.org - original work by srlinuxx - Tue, 10/11/2015 - 1:26pm

Last week The Washington Post published an article online stating that Linus Torvalds doesn't take Linux security as seriously as he should and causing a bit of a firestorm. Sam Varghese has the best take-down. In other news, a new trojan targets Linux systems and administers to demand a ransom payment and a new "World without Linux" video was posted.

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Fresh LibreOffice Updates, Fedora 23 Released

tuxmachines.org - original work by srlinuxx - Wed, 04/11/2015 - 10:24am

The Document Foundation's Italo Vignoli today announced two LibreOffice updates. These two minor number bug fix updates cover the Fresh and Still branches of LibreOffice and user are advised to upgrade. Fedora 23 was officially released to the general public today and folks have been talking about that. Phoronix reported today that Debian had moved to rootless X server instances and Mozilla announced a new privacy feature for Firefox.

Linux Release Overshadowed by Linus Rant

tuxmachines.org - original work by srlinuxx - Tue, 03/11/2015 - 10:03am

Linux Torvalds announced the release of Linux 4.3 yesterday with some new and improved features. Eclipsing the new kernel release was another salty post by the famous Linux founder beginning, "Christ people. This is just s**t." In other news, a couple more Ubuntu reviews were posted and Adam Williamson has an important Fedora 23 public service announcement.

Fedora 23 a GO, KDE Not So Much

tuxmachines.org - original work by srlinuxx - Sat, 31/10/2015 - 9:34pm

Jan Kurik tonight announced that Fedora 23 is GO for release. An internal RC10 will be created and tested and if no major issues arise, it will be released as Fedora 23 next week. For KDE users it may not be a day for celebration, as Phoronix.com's Michael Larabel reported today that a co-maintainer for KDE in Fedora said that upcoming version 23 is "easily the worse KDE spin we have ever released." Yikes.

Fedora 23 a No-Go, Final Not Delayed Yet

tuxmachines.org - original work by srlinuxx - Fri, 30/10/2015 - 4:12pm

At tonight's Fedora 23 Final Go/No-Go meeting number two, it was decided that several proposed blockers wouldn't delay the release, but one other issue did. Christian Schaller wrote of some of new and improved features coming in Fedora 23 and Matt Asay today said, "Red Hat is boring." The Ubuntu 16.04 release schedule was posted and Sam Varghese reported today on Linux distribution PrisonPC.

Tumbleweed Rolling Along, Leap Release Imminent

tuxmachines.org - original work by srlinuxx - Thu, 29/10/2015 - 10:58am

Jos Poortvliet wrote at the home of the Geeko today that some major KDE updates have landed in Tumbleweed. Leap nears ever closer to release as the wiki is populated. Elsewhere, Italo Vignoli said upcoming LibreOffice 5.1 will start twice as fast as its predecessor and Hunter Banks has solved the mystery of the vanishing Linux games on Steam.

New Opera, Chakra Plasma 5, Riddell Responds

tuxmachines.org - original work by srlinuxx - Wed, 28/10/2015 - 9:19am

A new Opera Web browser has landed for Linux users bring new features and improved multimedia support. Jonathan Riddell posted a short response to Ubuntu's statement on the community councils and a couple of reviews deserve mentioning. For Chakra users, a switch to Plasma 5 was announced.

Happy Distrovus, Kissing Kubuntu Kousins

tuxmachines.org - original work by srlinuxx - Tue, 27/10/2015 - 11:46am

Today in Linux news, Brian Lunduke declared a new holiday to celebrate the autumn distribution release season. UnixMan Chris Jones reviewed Fedora 23 already, due for release November 3, and Jesse Smith reported on GhostBSD 10.1 in today's Distrowatch Weekly. Bruce Byfield is still grumbling about his failed Debian upgrade and Canonical issued a statement today on their relationship with Kubuntu.

Riddell Quits Kubuntu, New Debian News and Menus

tuxmachines.org - original work by srlinuxx - Sat, 24/10/2015 - 8:48am

After the release of the second 2015 Ubuntu family images, Jonathan Riddell has stepped down as release manager of Kubuntu. Riddell resigned from project lead post in June after being more or less ousted by Canonical in May over IP and donation accountability disagreements. Riddell remained active in the KDE and Kubuntu communities since, but today announced his resignation from the Kubuntu project entirely.

Ubuntu 15.10 Released, Fedora 23 Delayed

tuxmachines.org - original work by srlinuxx - Fri, 23/10/2015 - 10:31am

Canonical announced the release of Ubuntu 15.10 and all its facets today. Early reviews say Ho hum, but in a good way. Fedora 23 has been delayed a week due to blocker bugs, decided in this evening's Go/No-Go meeting. Elsewhere, Clement Lefebvre released Cinnamon 2.8 for current Mint 17.2 users.

LibreOffice, Leaping Lizards, and Liquid Lemurs

tuxmachines.org - original work by srlinuxx - Thu, 22/10/2015 - 5:52pm

Personal reports from the recent LibreOffice conference were few, but today Rajesh Ranjan shared his experience. Bruce Byfield today said, "Sometimes, losing a Linux desktop is the best way to appreciate it" as he muddles through the absence of KDE. Ubuntu celebrates its 11 year path to convergence as eWeek.com looks at upcoming 15.10 features. Elsewhere, Scott Gilbertson reviews openSUSE 42.1 and Jack Germain said Liquid Lemur Linux has promise.

Susan's Picks

tuxmachines.org - original work by srlinuxx - Sun, 18/10/2015 - 11:32am
  • Unstable KDE, Internet without Linux

    As KDE turns 19, two reports today said that KDE isn't stable enough, one is a fairly comprehensive analysis. Elsewhere, openSUSE Leap 42.1 RC1 was released today and SUSE announced their SUSECon 2015 keynotes. Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols discussed whether there'd actually be an Internet "Without Linux" and OMG!Ubuntu! got a look at Episode 2 before it was mysteriously pulled. Finally, Jack M. Germain said Robolinux 8.1 has the best MATE ever.

SFLC Confronts FCC, OSI Supports GPL Enforcement Principles

tuxmachines.org - original work by srlinuxx - Wed, 14/10/2015 - 8:54pm

Today in Linux and Open Source news the Software Freedom Law Center filed a comment with the FCC arguing against overly-broad regulations that eliminate Open Source alternative on wireless devices. Elsewhere, My Linux Rig interviewed FOSSforce's Larry Cafiero and Rafael Laguna released Halloween wallpapers for Lubuntu.

Sneaky Microsoft, Citizen and Government Clouds

tuxmachines.org - original work by srlinuxx - Tue, 13/10/2015 - 11:32pm

Monday, October 13 was a busy day in Linux news. One of the more interesting tidbits comes from Neil Rickert who said, "Microsoft is being sneaky" in trying to covertly upgrade his Windows installs to version 10. Another from Red Hat's Eike Rathke remembered OpenOffice.org fifteenth birthday. Elsewhere, Red Hat's Nathan Jones addressed the state of government cloud and Marco Fioretti shared some thoughts on the "Citizen Cloud."

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