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Red Hat Breaking Records and Fighting Fragmentation - original work by srlinuxx - Thu, 07/05/2015 - 7:06am

Red Hat has been grabbing headlines the last couple of days. It started yesterday with the announcement of RHEL 6.7 Beta which brings new and updated features to those not ready to move on to RHEL 7.x. Today Red Hat took "a stand against container fragmentation" and announced their part in six record breaking Intel Xeon E7 v3 systems. SuSE lead seven to world records too and Debian Jessie reviews are still rolling in.

Next Ubuntu Codename Announced, New Laptops - original work by srlinuxx - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 9:08am

Ubuntu dominated the headlines today with its Ubuntu Online Summit for 2015 beginning today. Mark Shuttleworth gave the keynote and informed a loyal public of the new 15.10 lsb_release -a. Elsewhere, Ubuntu 15.04 gets a thumbs-up and is now selling Ubuntu laptops.

Debian 8 and Mageia 5 RC Released Over the Weekend - original work by srlinuxx - Tue, 28/04/2015 - 8:08am

What an exciting weekend that just passed. First up, the long-awaited Debian GNU/Linux 8.0 "Jessie" was released in live and traditional installation media. Elsewhere, Mageia 5 Release Candidate was released with UEFI support and other installation improvements. In addition, LibreOffice 4.3.7 was released Saturday as well.

Fedora 22 Beta a Go and GNU Hurd 0.6 released - original work by srlinuxx - Fri, 17/04/2015 - 8:42am

In what I first thought was a joke, GNU Hurd 0.6 was released yesterday. GNU Hurd is the GNU project's answer to the Linux kernel and this release brings bug fixes and enhancements. Elsewhere, Jaroslav Reznik today announced that the Fedora 22 Beta is a Go and Josh Boyer said Final will ship with Linux 4.0.

Debian Long Term Support Progress, Jessie Bugs, and the Election - original work by srlinuxx - Thu, 16/04/2015 - 7:45am

It was a busy day for Debian today as the election for Debian Project Leader 2015 was decided. Raphaël Hertzog posted about his presentation on the Debian Long Term Support project and Richard Hartmann reported the latest bug counts standing between us and a shiny new Debian 8 release.

KDE Plasma 5.3 Beta Released with 350 Bug Fixes - original work by srlinuxx - Wed, 15/04/2015 - 6:36am

The KDE project today announced the release of KDE Plasma 5.3 Beta. It comes with lots of improvements as well as "big steps towards Wayland support." Elsewhere, David Both shares his nine reasons for using KDE and Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols highlights five changes coming in Ubuntu 15.04.

Five Best GNOMEs and Linux 4.0 - original work by srlinuxx - Tue, 14/04/2015 - 7:06am

Linus Torvalds released Linux 4.0 yesterday and it's getting quite a bit of coverage. Elsewhere, Swapnil Bhartiya named the five best GNOME distributions and Phoronix reported that GCC 5 was branched opening development on 6.0. Several new Linux reviews appeared today and Matt Hartley shares his "tips and software picks to make using Linux on the desktop easier."

Magiea 5 Coming Along and Document Freedom - original work by srlinuxx - Sat, 11/04/2015 - 5:51am

A post to the Mageia Linux development mailing-list indicates Mageia 5 may be shaping up nicely. Over on The Document Foundation Blog, Italo Vignoli updates the public on the progress of the the Document Liberation project. Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 was released today in two varieties and Kevin Fenzi tries to clear up Fedora's Yum/DNF confusion.

Evolution of Solus and Fedora 22 Delayed - original work by srlinuxx - Fri, 10/04/2015 - 3:37am

Last week the former Evolve OS project announced they needed a new name. Suggestions came in and a decision was made. Now under a new name, the project tries to carry on with its original mission. In other news, Fedora 22 Beta was delayed causing a ripple effect throughout the remaining cycle and Red Hat announced their partners of the year.

2015 Red Hat Summit Announced - original work by srlinuxx - Wed, 08/04/2015 - 8:40am

Besides the speeches, 170 1-hour breakout sessions are planned. Breakout sessions are presentations by industry experts on topical issues. Some speakers include Thomas Cameron, John Shakshober, and Matt Hicks. A Partner Pavillion will be open showcasing many of Red Hat's partners and their wares. Labs will let attendees test out Red Hat's latest tech. For those wanting still more add-ons include in-depth training courses with expert instructors and certification exams in Red Hat OpenStack.

Linux Australia Hacked and CoreOS Hearts Kubernetes - original work by srlinuxx - Tue, 07/04/2015 - 9:12am

In a post to the Linux-aus mailing list Saturday The Linux Australia Council informed members and conference attendees that due to a server breach personal information could be compromised. The March 22 hack was discovered two days later when steps were taken to "minimize the immediate damage." Elsewhere, CoreOS has joined the race to Kubernetes and folks are still buzzing about the quote saying Open Source Windows is a possibility.

Fedora May Move to Project Atomic Distribution - original work by srlinuxx - Fri, 03/04/2015 - 8:33am

Fedora 22 was different from other releases most significantly by the way it was distributed - namely in three purpose-designed editions. However, Paul Frields is floating another method for future Fedora releases. He suggest Fedora 23 or 24 may consist of "some combination of a strongly managed center, curated stacks, and an expanding nebula of containers."

Slow April Fools' Day for Linux - original work by srlinuxx - Thu, 02/04/2015 - 6:47am

This certainly hasn't been a record year for Linux and Open Source April Fools' jokes. In days of yore distributions would come up with crazy spins or psychedelic themes. Sites would deploy eye-straining colors and heads of projects would announce defections. Every now and again a prank would be so convincing that folks would believe it. However, we did find a few community members getting into the spirit.

Debian 8.0 Release Date & New Gentoo Website - original work by srlinuxx - Wed, 01/04/2015 - 9:37am

Niels Thykier today posted that Debian 8.0 now has a "target release date." This isn't written in stone, but it would take something "really critical" to postpone the release. Elsewhere, the Gentoo Linux project today announced the launch of their "totally revamped and more inclusive website." The announcement stated that the old site wasn't "as inclusive as we would have liked."

Systemd Developers Fork Kernel, Docker Package Management - original work by srlinuxx - Tue, 31/03/2015 - 5:26am

A wave of minor myocardial infarctions were reported today as Linux users read the news of a systemd kernel fork. Most were treated and released with only one admitted to the hospital with more severe symptoms. Elsewhere, folks are beginning to discuss the feasibility of Docker replacing Linux package management solutions. But there are several obstacles to container package utopia.

Best KDE Distros, GNOME Resurgence, Ubuntu 15.04 Beta - original work by srlinuxx - Sat, 28/03/2015 - 3:37am

It was a bit of a slow news day today without any big item overtaking the rest. Several folks celebrated the Ubuntu 15.04 Beta release and Danny Stieben discussed reasons for GNOME's resurgence. Martin Brinkmann asked "What is keeping you from switching to Linux?" Simon Phipps today discussed the challenges ahead for LibreOffice Online and Swapnil Bhartiya posted a slideshow of the top nine KDE distributions.

LibreOffice is Now in the Cloud - original work by srlinuxx - Thu, 26/03/2015 - 11:28am

Today was a big day for LibreOffice with The Document Foundation's announcement of LibreOffice Online. Hosted by TDF, this joint effort between Collabora and the LibreOffice community, with a side helpin' of IceWarp, today announced LibreOffice in the cloud accessed through your friendly neighborhood browser. TDF heralds this as "The Cornerstone Of The World’s First Universal Productivity Solution.

Linux Fears of Windows Lock-out Here Now - original work by srlinuxx - Tue, 24/03/2015 - 9:06am broke the news Friday that Windows 10 will "make the Secure Boot alt-OS lock out a reality" for Linux and other alternative operating systems. If not actual "lock out," then Windows 10 could making installing an alt-OS a big fat headache for developers and users trying to install them. Elsewhere, Richard Stallman talked Net Neutrality and systemd.

Linux Mint Debian 2 Release Candidates Released - original work by srlinuxx - Thu, 19/03/2015 - 3:37am

Just as teased Monday, Clement Lefebvre today announced released candidates for Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 MATE and Cinnamon. LMDE is based on Debian and similar to Linux Mint in appearance. 32 and 64 bit DVD images are now available for testers as direct downloads or torrents.

The Return of SCO, a Debian Retrospective, & GNU is 30 - original work by srlinuxx - Wed, 18/03/2015 - 4:44am

Last I heard SCO was all but bankrupt, but apparently five years later a claim against IBM for $5 billion is still pending. Elsewhere, Bruce Byfield discusses how Debian has changed over the years and if that was for the good. In other gnews, the GNU Manifesto turns 30 this month.


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