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Google Not Scoffing at AI, Files Patent Applications - original work by srlinuxx - Thu, 09/07/2015 - 3:54pm

Linus Torvalds was interviewed by Slashdot last week and his comments on artificial intelligence has been making the rounds since. He basically said AI would not lead to human-like robots because the neural network would remain limited. Despite that, Google has "applied for at least six patents on fundamental neural network and AI." In other news, Kali Linux 2.0 is expected at DEFCON 23 and the Free Software Foundation has approved another Linux OS for its "fully free" list.

Fedora Pinos to do for Video what PulseAudio did for Audio - original work by srlinuxx - Fri, 03/07/2015 - 6:07pm

There were quite a few interesting headlines in the reader tonight. First up, Linux Mint 17.2 was released and openSUSE Tumbleweed is back on a roll. Christian Schaller recently said that Fedora is planning to do for video what PulseAudio did for audio. Several reviews warrant a mention and RedMonk published their bi-annual programming language rankings report. Sourceforge is forming a community panel and Linus Torvalds was interviewed over at Slashdot.

OpenMandriva 2014.2 and openSUSE 42 - original work by srlinuxx - Tue, 30/06/2015 - 9:02pm

Today in Linux news Kate Lebedeff announced the release of OpenMandriva Lx 2014.2, a major update to 2014.1 released September 2014 and the first to support UEFI. In other news, Douglas DeMaio announced openSUSE 42, the next release of the gecko emblazoned Linux due in November. Elsewhere, Jack Germain reviewed Makulu 9 Aero and Alap Naik Desai reported Friday Microsoft hinted at a Linux OS at Microsoft Ignite in Chicago last month.

Red Hat 7.2, Kubuntu's Riddell Resigns, and OSS Users - original work by srlinuxx - Fri, 26/06/2015 - 9:46am

Attendees were treated to a peak into upcoming Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 with Denise Dumas today during Red Hat Summit 2015. Elsewhere, Jonathan Riddell resigns his post at Kubuntu and Bodhi Linux founder Jeff Hoogland describes the four basic types of Open Source users. Lastly, Linux Voice wants to know which company does the most for Linux.

Mageia 5, Ubuntu Phones, and Tumbleweed - original work by srlinuxx - Thu, 25/06/2015 - 10:59am

Red Hat is dominating the headlines today with their announcements and related from the Red Hat Summit 2015, but several interesting tidbits appeared from other projects as well. Tumbleweed hasn't been updated in quite a while, Neil Rickert knows why. Christine Hall reviewed Mageia 5 Monday and Dark Duck posted more screenshots today. Fedora and Korora 20s have reached their end of life and a new Ubuntu phone hits e-shelves.

Red Hat Richer, Systemd Alternatives, and Antergos - original work by srlinuxx - Fri, 19/06/2015 - 8:19pm

Red Hat Inc. today released their quarterly earnings report saying revenue increased 14% and profits rose 28%. All Things Linux has an article out highlighting some distributions without systemd and Jack Germain reviews Arch-based Antergos Linux. Phoronix reported today on the disappearing Assembly code in Linux and Mark Gibbs looked at some commandline monitoring tools.

Mint 17.2 RC, Linus Plan B, and Debian Spyware - original work by srlinuxx - Thu, 18/06/2015 - 8:58pm

The Clement Lefebvre today announced the release of Linux Mint 17.2 RC in Cinnamon and MATE varieties. Newly released MATE 1.10 and Cinnamon 2.6 are among the features. Elsewhere, Debian may have let Google put spyware on users' machines and Gearhead Mark Gibbs suggests using Linux AIOs for full enjoyment. Ashlee Vance scored an afternoon drive with (and several quotes from) Linus Torvalds and Christine Hall asks if the end of Open Source is nigh.

Calculating the Test Drive - original work by srlinuxx - Thu, 11/06/2015 - 8:21am

I've been thinking of looking around for a new distribution, not that Mint hasn't been a wonderful and stable system. Sabayon 15.06 was released last week and looked attractive in Jeremy Garcia's screencast and screenshots. Neil Rickert tempted me with his notes on Tumbleweed 20150608 and the IgnorantGuru made OpenBSD sound doable. But I think I'll check out Calculate Linux.

Debian Jessie Updated and #!++ Added to DB - original work by srlinuxx - Tue, 09/06/2015 - 7:33am

The Debian project announced the release of Debian 8.1, and update to 8.0 line released in April. Updated Jessie 8.1 brings over 100 bug fixes and security updates. Elsewhere, CrunchBang Plus Plus, founded in February, was added to the waiting list this week and the Free Software Foundation added a deprecated software license to its license list as compatible with the GPL.

Apache OpenOffice versus LibreOffice - original work by srlinuxx - Fri, 05/06/2015 - 9:56am

Following yesterday's LibreOffice report for 2014, comes another interesting report from Document Foundation members Barend Jonkers and Cor Nouws comparing the features of LibreOffice and OpenOffice. The 60-page report "focuses on areas as feasibility, smart use, quality and improvements, localization and more." It makes clear that LibreOffice has undergone massive improvements as compared to OpenOffice.

The LibreOffice Report: 40 Pages of Yippee! - original work by srlinuxx - Thu, 04/06/2015 - 6:55am

The Document Foundation today released their annual report outlining their work for the year 2014. It was another banner year for the free office suite from donations to bugs fixed to community outreach. Every year TDF and LibreOffice continue to break previous records. TDF thanked everyone who contributed to their success including those with financial support.

Sourceforge Hijacking Projects to Deliver Malware - original work by srlinuxx - Wed, 03/06/2015 - 6:08am

It's been a crazy few days in Linuxville to be sure. Sourceforge is accused of locking out GIMP developers and inserting malware into the application for users to download. Scott Dowdle spotted a "GNOME versus KDE" in MR. ROBOT and Ubuntu was seen in a Google promotional video. David Both shows users how to use Konqueror and Attila Orosz takes a look at Deepin 2014.3. And finally, is the Bling factor in Linux doomed?

Woo-hoo, Fedora 22 - original work by srlinuxx - Wed, 27/05/2015 - 9:25am

Red Hat, Inc. on the behalf of the Fedora project today announced the release of Fedora 22 saying, "Fedora 22 once again delivers on the initiative, which established three distinct editions of Fedora – Fedora Cloud, Fedora Server, and Fedora Workstation. After extensive work in delivering the first distribution to embrace (Fedora 21), Fedora 22 marks a return to Fedora’s traditional six month release cadence."

Fedora 22 Coming Next Tuesday and Converting Users - original work by srlinuxx - Sat, 23/05/2015 - 8:36am

At the Fedora release Go/No-Go meeting last night it was determined that three bugs were serious enough to violate the release readiness criteria. As a result, the Final was blocked and a second Go/No-Go was scheduled for today. The results of that meeting are in! Elsewhere, Jack Germain said, "Simplicity Linux is easy to use and runs fast" and Swapnil Bhartiya shared his secret to converting users to Linux.

Ubuntu Ire and Canonical IPO, Fedora 22 is a No-Go - original work by srlinuxx - Fri, 22/05/2015 - 11:04am

Mark Shuttleworth has been quoted as saying he's considering taking Canonical public. He needs to talk to "his team," but Shuttleworth thinks the time is just about right. Speaking of Canonical, Jack Wallen today said that poor little Canonical is just picked on by the Linux community and the Linux community is only hurting itself. On the other side of town, Fedora 22 is a No-Go tonight, but getting revisited tomorrow.

ROSA Enterprise Desktop X2 and Linux 4.0 ext4 Corruption - original work by srlinuxx - Wed, 20/05/2015 - 5:37pm

Russian ROSA Company today announced the release of ROSA Enterprise Desktop X2, the newest version of their business-class operating system. Elsewhere, kernel version 4.0.2 may have introduced an ext4 corruption bug resulting in data loss affecting at least Arch, Debian and Fedora.

Tumbleweed and Netrunner Get Upgraded with Plasma 5.3 - original work by srlinuxx - Tue, 19/05/2015 - 8:47pm

Over the weekend Jos Poortvliet announced that openSUSE Tumbleweed received "massive amount of changes" bringing Plasma 5.3 as the default desktop. Newly released Netrunner 16 also brought Plasma 5.3 as well as an interesting codename. Clement Lefebvre announced Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 upgrade path and said Cinnamon 2.6 and MATE 1.10 packages were right around the corner.

End of Foresight and What Makes Fedora Different - original work by srlinuxx - Wed, 13/05/2015 - 8:28am

Foresight Linux officially called it quits yesterday due to a lack of developers. The project hasn't seen a release in over two years, but it's still sad when a distribution shuts down. Across town, Pete Travis posted a passionate open letter to Fedora on why it should remain true to its philosophy and Bruce Byfield pondered the age old mystery, "Why can't Ubuntu play well with others?"

Ubuntu Spyware and the Magnificent 7 - original work by srlinuxx - Tue, 12/05/2015 - 6:06pm

One of the more interesting stories today was Zack Smith's question, "Is There Spyware in Ubuntu?" Elsewhere DNF 1.0 was released triggering a blog post and a how-to. Several Linux lists caught my eye as well; which distributions would be best for Windows XP holdouts, 10 best distros for privacy, and the "magnificent seven."

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Systemd Decided, Schaller's Fedora Feedback, Mint 17.2 in June - original work by srlinuxx - Sun, 10/05/2015 - 8:43am

In a potpourri of stories today, Red Hat's Lennart Poettering spoke to an audience at CoreOS Fest on how systemd can help with containers. Bruce Byfield is "learning to live with systemd." Fedora developer Christian Schaller shared some of the response he's received to "What are we still missing for you to switch to Fedora Workstation?" Also, Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" is "planned for the end of June."


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