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Microsoft Ubuntu Rumors and Kernel Resignation Opinions - original work by srlinuxx - Thu, 08/10/2015 - 8:59am

The Linux Journal today addressed the Microsoft-buying-Canonical rumors saying it's against Ubuntu's founding principles. Reactions to the two kernel resignations this week are mixed and we'll take a look. Elsewhere, KDE signs the User Data Manifesto 2.0 and American Trade Journal looks at the business end of Red Hat lately.

Kubuntu Council Welcomes New Members, Mageia 4 EOL - original work by srlinuxx - Fri, 11/09/2015 - 10:28am

Kubuntu Council member Philip Muškovac today announced three new council members replacing three recent losses including Jonathan Riddell. Mageia 4 is reaching end-of-life and Jamie Watson is back reporting if other Linux variants can handle his new Acer Aspire netbook. Elsewhere, John Grogan spoke with SUSE VP Michael Miller at LinuxCon about the future of SUSE and Linux.

Riddell Answers Canonical with Own IP Policy - original work by srlinuxx - Thu, 03/09/2015 - 11:00am

In the latest salvo in the Canonical IP controversy, Jonathan Riddell today posted his own IP Policy. Elsewhere, the GNOME Foundation today posted support of an updated User Data Manifesto and SUSE today revealed some SUSECon 2015 plans. Phoronix reported Monday that ext3 will be removed from the kernel and Red Hat announced the release of 7.2 Beta.

Firefox Fading, Ditching OpenOffice, and Containers - original work by srlinuxx - Sat, 29/08/2015 - 2:29pm

Dissatisfaction with Mozilla's recent announcement to change its extension core code is being expressed across the Internet. Folks aren't happy. Elsewhere, Chris Hoffman explains why you should switch from OpenOffice to LibreOffice and the Canonical IP fight continues. In other news, several container headlines caught my eye recently.

More on Munich, Linux Coming Out - original work by srlinuxx - Thu, 27/08/2015 - 12:16pm

Last week's news of Munich considering a switch back to Windows has been clarified or rebuked today. Reports from DebConf15 refute the claims from certain city councillors complaining about the Ubuntu-based Linux. Nick Heath and Robert Pogson weigh in. Jack M. Germain chimed in today on his look at the life and times of Linux saying, "In honor of Linux's two dozen years of giving, LinuxInsider brings some gifts of praise to the party." Elsewhere, Red Hat was included in Forbes' Most Innovative Companies roundup this year.

Happy Birthday Linux, Thank you Linus - original work by srlinuxx - Wed, 26/08/2015 - 9:37am

The twenty-fourth birthday of the Linux kernel was the top story today. Linux' birthday is widely celebrated on August 25, the day of Linus' original post, while others mark the birthdate as October 5, the day of the first public release. Lots of sites paid homage with several running through the time-line of its life. Elsewhere, a couple articles sang Open Source praises today and DarkDuck seemed confused by Knoppix.

The Open Source Greatness of Linux - original work by srlinuxx - Tue, 25/08/2015 - 2:58pm

Ubuntu grabbed a large portion of the headlines today with Canonical's decision to abandon its paid software for desktops to concentrate on mobile devices. The Everyday Linux User reviewed Mageia 5 and has added "Release Model" to their database search options. Elsewhere, Danny Stieben said Linux is so great because it's Open Source and Munich is consdiering switching back to Linux on some machines because folks said there were no text editors, Skype support, or office suites installed. All this and more in today' Linux news round-up.

Weird Names, New Filesystem, and Strange Distros - original work by srlinuxx - Sat, 22/08/2015 - 5:10pm

The top story today seems to be the announcement from ex-Googlite Kent Overstreet of a new COW filesystem for Linux. In other news, Major Hayden explained why Ethernet devices have such weird names in Fedora and Manuel Jose covered the strangest Linux distributions. Elsewhere, Christine Hall posted her review of Bodhi 3.1.0 and Dedoimedo loved Mint 17.2. A review of LibreOffice 5 rounds out the day.

Moksha, LibreOffice, and Antergos Woes - original work by srlinuxx - Fri, 21/08/2015 - 9:08am

Headlines pretty much returned to normal today as LinuxCon concluded last night, but a few stories still trickled in. Elsewhere, Christine Hall pondered the future of new Bodhi desktop Moksha and Jack Wallen discussed the LibreOffice 5.0 interface. And finally, adventures in Antergos dominated my day.

Users Don't Care Windows 10 Spyware, It's Free - original work by srlinuxx - Fri, 14/08/2015 - 11:41am

Just when I thought there wasn't much else to say about new Windows 10, several more headlines jumped out at me. In KDE news, Jonathan Riddell posted on the shiny new Plasma 5.4 Beta, Boudhayan Gupta detailed the next generation KSnapshot, and David Both shared a comprehensive guide to Dolphin. Elsewhere, Matt Hartley posted a slideshow of the best browsers for Linux.

FSF's 30th, GNOME's 18th, Kali 2.0, and Fedora 23a - original work by srlinuxx - Thu, 13/08/2015 - 11:31am

The Free Software Foundation today announced their 30th birthday party to take place in Boston, Massachusetts in October. Also celebrating is GNOME, who turns 18 this Saturday, August 15. Elsewhere, Kali Linux 2.0 was announced, but one early review says it's not ready. Fedora 23 Alpha arrived yesterday as well bringing "wide changes" and Italo Vignoli looks at the numbers from LibreOffice 5.0 a week after its announcement.

More Windows 10 Experiences from Linuxland - original work by srlinuxx - Tue, 11/08/2015 - 8:28pm

That's pretty much "everything you do, say, and write." Some other tidbits from include:

* Windows now has a device encryption feature, but they keep a copy of your recovery key, stored in their (very secure, trust us) “cloud.”

Fedora 23 Alpha, Mint 17.2 KDE, and Tumbleweed - original work by srlinuxx - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 8:26am

Today in Linux news Fedora 23 Alpha is a go for next Tuesday. Clement Lefebvre announced the images for Linux Mint 17.2 KDE and Xfce and Neil Rickert shared results of his latest test install of openSUSE's Tumbleweed. Elsewhere, Jack Germain reviewed MyNotex and Chris Hoffman examined Purism Librem laptops Open Source credentials.

Free Windows 10 Has Big Costs, Where's - original work by srlinuxx - Fri, 07/08/2015 - 9:12am

It was a slow news day today in Linuxland, which is probably why several Windows 10 headlines jumped out at me. First up, is a paranoid's guide to securing Windows 10 that revealed listens to microphones and collects keystrokes of its users. Users brace for the first forced update and Christine Hall looks at some of gotchas to home and enterprise users. In other news, what's happened to

DebConf15, LibreOffice 5, and Linux Rules Web - original work by srlinuxx - Thu, 06/08/2015 - 11:24am

Today in Linux news, the Debian Project today announced DebConf15, "the largest DebConf so far." This sixteenth Debian conference will take place for the first time in Germany, so folks are excited about that. Elsewhere, Netcraft posted that Linux continues to be the most used OS to run the top Websites around the Globe and the Hectic Geek reviewed the recently released Korora 22 saying it "works right out of the box."

Linus, LibreOffice, and Linux - original work by srlinuxx - Sat, 18/07/2015 - 10:24am

Today in Linux news, Linus Torvalds posted pictures of him actually flying in real world fighter jets and expressed frustration at new Gmail spam filtering. Caolán McNamara posted a screenshot of LibreOffice running on Wayland and The Document Foundation announced the publication of ODF 1.2 as ISO 26300. Attila Orosz reviewed Antergos and Dedoimedo put SteamOS 2.0 Beta through some tests.

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Canonical Clarifies IP Policy, No One Else Happy - original work by srlinuxx - Thu, 16/07/2015 - 11:43am

In the continuing saga of Canonical versus contributors' rights, a clarification was issued today. Most consensus is that Canonical's "trump clause" fixes the largest part of the intellectual property dispute, but still leaves issues unresolved. The Free Software Foundation and the Software Freedom Conservancy played key roles and have issued their own statements. Bradley M. Kuhn, Matthew Garrett, and Jonathan Riddell weigh in as well.

GNOME is Better and the Practically of Linux - original work by srlinuxx - Tue, 14/07/2015 - 2:07pm

In Linuxville today Eric Griffith demonstrated why GNOME is better than KDE and Attila Orosz explained what you need to know about systemd. Reviews of Semplice 7, Mint 17.2, and Mangaka caught my eye and Matt Hartley compared Linux to OS X saying, "I believe Linux is a more practical solution than OS X."


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