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Strange Bedfellows and Linux Reviews

tuxmachines.org - original work by srlinuxx - Tue, 17/03/2015 - 7:05am

Christine Hall at FOSS Force today wrote that Canonical's deal with the devil may signal Ubuntu's swan song topping today's Linux news. Linux Tycoon Bryan Lunduke reviewed the Dell M3800 with Ubuntu and Jamie Watson tested six pre-release distributions. To top that off, we have four reviews and a Linux Mint Debian teaser.

Personal Linux Stories and Best Distros for Newbies

tuxmachines.org - original work by srlinuxx - Sat, 14/03/2015 - 5:59am

The newsfeeds weren't overflowing this evening, but there were a few bright spots. First up, Tecmint.com is running a new series called My Linux Story featuring folks sharing their journeys to Linux. Elsewhere, Justin Pot asked can we really trust Linux and Computer Business Review today listed their choices of distributions for new users.

Next Linux 4.0 from Linus' Zombie Shuffle Desk

tuxmachines.org - original work by srlinuxx - Tue, 24/02/2015 - 8:31am

Linus announced yesterday that his poll has concluded and 29,110 voters have spoken. Elsewhere, Julie Bort got a look at the Accidental Revolutionary's workspace - which centers around his 'Zombie shuffling' desktop. In other news, two prominent distributions today announced the start of their community wallpaper contests.

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LibreOffice 3.4.6 Released as TDF Celebrates Three Years

tuxmachines.org - original work by srlinuxx - Tue, 24/02/2015 - 7:57am

The Document Foundation today announced the release of LibreOffice 3.4.6, the latest update for the conservative user and supported deployments. This release brings over 100 bug and security fixes as the foundation celebrates three years. TDF released a video as "a testimonial of the activity of many members of the LibreOffice community."

Bodhi 3.0 Released, Top 11 Distros for 2015

tuxmachines.org - original work by srlinuxx - Wed, 18/02/2015 - 9:27am

Jeff Hoogland today announced Bodhi Linux 3.0.0. This is the first release after the scare of losing founder and lead developer; a release many thought may never come just a short while ago. Over at Linux.com Swapnil Bhartiya penned an article describing the best Linux contenders in a variety of categories for the coming year. Elsewhere, five developers say Linux should be used for making music.

New Project Points to Danger of Boutique Distros

tuxmachines.org - original work by srlinuxx - Tue, 17/02/2015 - 5:16am

On February 6 the CrunchBang project called it quits and certain community members spoke of resurrecting the once popular Linux distribution. Well, over the weekend a new project sprang forth from the ruins to form CrunchBang++. Elsewhere, Charles Schulz says the more distros change the more some stay the same and Matt Hartley warns of the dangers of smaller "boutique" distributions.

CrunchBang, Elementary, and other Linux Complications

tuxmachines.org - original work by srlinuxx - Thu, 12/02/2015 - 11:05am

The top stories today are more thoughts on CrunchBang and Elementary OS' move to raise capital. My Linux Rig spoke to Matthew Miller from Fedora about his desktop and Adam Williamson announced Fedora 22 Anacoda/DNF testing day. Canonical pats itself on the back for a job well done in media production and John Goerzen hits the complexity nail on the head.

Bodhi 3.0 RC3 Released

tuxmachines.org - original work by srlinuxx - Fri, 06/02/2015 - 9:14am

Jeff Hoogland announced the release of Bodhi Linux 3.0 RC3, proving he is back. This release brings a new wiki and new blog section to the community as well. In other news Evolve OS is winning Jack Wallen away from Ubuntu and Michael Larabel has a report on GNU Guix, that started as a package manager but is turning into a distribution.

Linux, Windows, Mac, and You

tuxmachines.org - original work by srlinuxx - Thu, 05/02/2015 - 10:29am

David Both recently discussed how the Linux philosophy empowers users and yesterday he demonstrated. Elsewhere Silviu Stahie said Windows 10 won't kill Linux because it's a failed OS model and Jim Lynch discusses why some Mac owners choose to run Linux. Red Hat's Eric Christensen today blogged on the life-cycle of security vulnerabilities and users are reporting on the good, bad, and ugly of Dell XPS 13 Linux support.

LQ Members Choice Award Winners Announced

tuxmachines.org - original work by srlinuxx - Tue, 03/02/2015 - 9:43pm

Every year Linux fans wait for the results of LinuxQuestions.org Member Choice Award Winners and today the end of 2014 results are in. What was the favorite distribution this year? Which was the most used messenger these days? Who brings the best office suite or desktop environment? You might be surprised.

Mint, Ubuntu, and Desktop Environments

tuxmachines.org - original work by srlinuxx - Tue, 03/02/2015 - 9:47am

Today in Linux news, Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols said that rolling release distributions are "gaining on" traditional releases and Christine Hall welcomes the "new breed of Linux users." Reviews of KaOS and Linux Mint stood-out in the newsfeeds as did Jun Auza's comparison of Mint to Ubuntu. Michael Larabel switched to back to Fedora and Robert Pogson is horrified at systemd creator's future plans.

Don't Fear the Penguin

tuxmachines.org - original work by srlinuxx - Sat, 31/01/2015 - 1:16pm

It was a slow news day today for Linux but a few tidbits stood out. First up is Danny Stieben with his article persuading prospects how easy Linux really is.

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Major Release LibreOffice 4.4 Announced

tuxmachines.org - original work by srlinuxx - Fri, 30/01/2015 - 9:11am

The Document Foundation today announced the latest and "most beautiful" LibreOffice ever. LibreOffice 4.4 is the ninth major release for the project and brings with it lots of design and functionality improvements. Redesigned toolbars, menus, status bars, rulers and new theme selector are among the goodies for users. Michael Meeks said today that this release not only improves the visible features but also the foundations underneath.

Zenwalk and Chakra Reviews, Another 32-Bit Voice

tuxmachines.org - original work by srlinuxx - Sat, 24/01/2015 - 10:38am

zenwalkToday in Linux news, Jack Germain has a review of Zenwalk and Dedoimedo.com tries to review Chakra. With the pro-32 bit architecture folks seemingly winning the argument, Bruce Byfield weights in saying what's surprising is that it's taken so long to deprecate. Elsewhere, Softpedia.com is reporting that Linus Torvalds patched the kernel to fix a Witcher 2 issue.

Getting Linux Adopted and Fedora 22 Previewed

tuxmachines.org - original work by srlinuxx - Thu, 22/01/2015 - 10:42am

Today in Linux news Matt Hartley has the key to getting Linux adopted. Christian Schaller discusses some of the coming attractions of Fedora 22 and Phoronix.com is reporting that KDE 5 may also be coming to Fedora 22. Elsewhere, Jamie Watson gives Tumbleweed a roll and Softpedia.com is reporting that Steam is safe for Linux again.

Getting Linux Adopted and Fedora 22 Previewed

tuxmachines.org - original work by srlinuxx - Wed, 21/01/2015 - 7:45am

Today in Linux news Matt Hartley has the key to getting Linux adopted. Christian Schaller discusses some of the coming attractions of Fedora 22 and Phoronix.com is reporting that KDE 5 may also be coming to Fedora 22. Elsewhere, Jamie Watson gives Tumbleweed a roll and Softpedia.com is reporting that Steam is safe for Linux again.

ToleranUX, Torvalds Walk-back, and Mageia's Badluck

tuxmachines.org - original work by srlinuxx - Sat, 17/01/2015 - 8:19am

Yesterday ArsTechnica.com quoted Linus Torvalds saying a focus on diversity is distracting and apparently it didn't set well with some folks. Today Torvalds emailed ArsTechnica.com in an effort to explain what he meant more precisely. Elsewhere, a mock distribution seems to be poking fun at feminists and diversity crowd. In other news, Mageia 5 Beta 2 is out after a bit of bad luck that may delay the final.

Chrome, Contributing Made Easy, and Linux Kills

tuxmachines.org - original work by srlinuxx - Wed, 14/01/2015 - 4:52am

Today in Linux news Jim Mendenhall discusses whether Chrome OS is a Linux distribution. In other news, Konrad Zapałowicz said contributing to the Linux kernel is easier that one might imagine and another Linus quote is making headlines. Elsewhere, Danny Stieben compares Linux to BSD and OpenSource.com is wondering which distro you use.

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