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Linus Tells Wired Leap Second Irrelevant - original work by srlinuxx - Sat, 10/01/2015 - 8:57am

Two larger publications today featured Linux and the effect of the upcoming leap second. The Register today said that the leap second effects of the past are no longer an issue. Coincidently, Wired talked to Linus Torvalds about the same issue today as well.

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Test Your Linux Savvy - original work by srlinuxx - Thu, 08/01/2015 - 11:01am

Our top story on this bit of a slow new day is the closing of one of our Linux blogs. In other news has noted the latest Fedora changes and Jon Gold has posted a name-the-distro quiz. And finally today, Intel showed off a new computer-on-a-stick at CES that comes in a Linux version.

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Hel-lo Makulu and Goodbye Zeven - original work by srlinuxx - Tue, 06/01/2015 - 9:12am

Today in Linux news, ZevenOS has decided to rest on Ubuntu's laurels. Jamie Watson says Makulu 7 Xfce is the most beautiful distro he's ever seen and Dedoimedo says Elementary 0.3 is "purrty." The Korora project released version 21 Beta and Derrik Diener highlights the top five Arch derivatives. And finally today, we have a year-end Linux recap and another Linus quote is ruffling feathers.

Pear Returning, In the Movies, and More Highlights - original work by srlinuxx - Wed, 31/12/2014 - 9:25am

Today in Linux news is reporting that Pear OS is making signs of a comeback. In other news, Debian is spotted in a new movie and Phil Shapiro shares a cheap laptop story. We have 2014 highlights on Ubuntu, GNOME, and FOSS in general as well as Jack Wallen's wishes for the new year.

Happy Birthday Linus, Looking Back, and Korora Tidbits - original work by srlinuxx - Tue, 30/12/2014 - 12:45pm today remembered the birthday of our founding father Linus Torvalds. In other news some Korora tidbits popped up in the feeds and Matthias Clasen is hinting that Red Hat 7.2 may feature the latest GNOME 3.14. highlights their top stories for the year in Fedora and Debian and Sean Michael Kerner looks back at the top kernel news of the year.

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ROSA Fresh R5, Year in Ubuntu, and Fedora to the Rescue - original work by srlinuxx - Sat, 27/12/2014 - 10:08am

Still a bit slow on the news front but yesterday, like a Christmas present, ROSA Fresh R5 was released. Simon Phipps offers his Open Source confessions and reviews the year in Ubuntu. Also, William Moreno Reyes offers a few thoughts on his recent Fedora 21 Workstation install.

Linux Best & Worst, Live Patchin', and Devuan Good - original work by srlinuxx - Fri, 26/12/2014 - 10:11pm

It was a fairly slow news day today in Linuxville. Nevertheless, Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols explains why 2014 "was the best of years, it was the worst of years." Gary Newell asks if the Debian-fork Devuan is a good idea and Serdar Yegulalp looks at the competing live kernel patchers and Fedora 21 is reviewed again, twice.

Mageia Beta Delayed, Christmas Quiz, and 7 Best Alternatives - original work by srlinuxx - Wed, 24/12/2014 - 9:43pm

Today in Linux news the Mageia project announced another delay in version 5 Beta 2. The Linux Voice is running a Linux quiz for Christmas and Gary Newell offers up his list of the seven best alternative Linux distributions of the year. The Register says 2015 will be the year of Linux - on mobile. Three reviews need to be highlighted and, finally today, Matt Hartley says everyone should switch to Ubuntu MATE.

Ubuntu 15.04 Alpha, Tanglu 2 Review, and More Red Hat - original work by srlinuxx - Sat, 20/12/2014 - 9:12pm

ust when you thought you couldn't get anymore Red Hat news, it once again was the talk of the techtown. An interest blog post from Hanno Böck today says quit using NTP if you care about security. Jack M. Germain discusses the work of Open Invention Network and Jamie Watson reviews Debian-derivative Tanglu 2. shares their best distro of 2014 and Ubuntu 15.04 Alpha 1 was released.

Red Hat, Red Hat, and More Red Hat - original work by srlinuxx - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 10:06am

No doubt Red Hat dominated the headlines today with their 3Q financial report and subsequent quotes. They're also having to say goodbye to CFO Charlie Peters as their stocks jumped 10 percent in after hours trading following the report. In other Red Hat news, a security bulletin from the Open Source software company said that latest security scare "Grinch" isn't a bug, it's a feature.

Red Hot Red Hat, Mageia Gives Back, and Linux Awards - original work by srlinuxx - Thu, 18/12/2014 - 10:28am

Today in Linux news, the Mint project announced the release candidate for 17.1 KDE. In other news the Mageia project donates 250€ to GCompris and TheStreet says Red Hat stock is poised to become "red hot" in 2015. announced their 2014 Members Choice Awards today and Bruce Byfield has some tips for KDE users.

Reviewing 2014, Penguin Porn, and Dropping Distros - original work by srlinuxx - Wed, 17/12/2014 - 7:30am

Today in Linux news are several reviews of the events of 2014. Elsewhere lost its hashtag to an adult entertainment awards and another Linux security flaw is making the news rounds. KDE 3-clone Trinity desktop saw a new release and Bruce Byfield asks why the number of Linux distributions are declining.

2015 Predictions and Coming Attractions - original work by srlinuxx - Tue, 16/12/2014 - 8:23am

As 2014 draws to a close a few folks are looking ahead to 2015. Jack Wallen pens his predictions for Linux next year. Phoronix has gathered a few Fedora 22 tidbits and OMG!Ubuntu! has some for Ubuntu 15.04. reviews Kali Linux and the Hecktic Geek tests Fedora 21. And finally today, Dedoimedo picks his top Xfce distro of the year.

LibreOffice 4.2.8 and Other Must-have Apps - original work by srlinuxx - Sat, 13/12/2014 - 8:55am

The Document Foundation today announced the release of LibreOffice 4.2.8, the final update to the 4.2 branch. Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols brags on his favorite Linux applications and Chema Martin says "Fedora 21 absolutely rocks." And finally today, Chris Hoffman said "2014 shattered the myth of Linux impenetrability."

Red Hat 7.1 Beta, Malware History, and Bug Reports - original work by srlinuxx - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 9:20am

In the Linux feeds this evening was the announcement of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 Beta. In other news, Jon Gold takes us down Linux malware memory lane and Derrik Diener looks at some terminal emulators - one that was new to me. Elsewhere Bruce Byfield discusses why he don't file bug reports and Jack Germain says 4MLinux is so lightweight it's anemic.

Linux Ruled 2014, Codenames, and Steam Linux Sales - original work by srlinuxx - Thu, 11/12/2014 - 11:33am

There were lots of interesting tidbits in today's Linux feeds. Silviu Stahie wonders if Linux's advancements in 2014 were enough to finally declare it the "year of Linux." Elsewhere, Larry Cafiero laments Fedora's decision to forgo codenames and Kevin Fenzi explains what happened to Fedora servers yesterday after release. Jack M. Germain reviews How Linux Works: What Every Superuser Should Know and GOL explains how Steam computes Linux sales.

CentOS Rolls Along as openSUSE 12.3 Nears EOL - original work by srlinuxx - Sat, 06/12/2014 - 7:51am

Karanbir Singh today announced the inaugural release of CentOS rolling builds. CentOS will be releasing monthly respins of CentOS to include "all security, bugfix, enhancement and general updates." In other news, openSUSE 12.3 nears the end of its support and hit game BioShock Infinite looks to be heading to a Linux machine near you.

Fedora 21 a GO after Another RC, New Development Tick-Tock - original work by srlinuxx - Fri, 05/12/2014 - 9:57pm

The big news today is that a fifth release candidate for Fedora 21 was needed, but Fedora 21 was given a GO for the December 9 release. Fedora folks are also talking about a '"Tick-tock" release cadence' for future versions, which would alternate feature releases with "release engineering and QA process and tooling."

Open Washing, Kali Story, and Fedora RC4 - original work by srlinuxx - Thu, 04/12/2014 - 11:37am

In the Linuxphere today Adam Williamson announced Fedora 21 Final Release Candidate 4. Lifehacker is running an interview with Kali developer Mati Aharoni and the Linux Foundation released a study on Linux usage trends. Patrick Masson discusses "openwashing" and Linux gaming reaches new milestones. In software news Opera 26 was released, Eric Geier presents firewall options, and The Register features 10 "freeware apps" for Linux.

Readers' Choices, Linux Philosophy, and Fedora Numbers - original work by srlinuxx - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 5:15am

Today in Linux news the Linux Journal's Reader's Choice Award winners for 2014 were posted. David Both discusses "the Linux philosophy" and Marcel Gagne answers "What is Linux?" Matthew Miller says Fedora 21 "on track" and Anne Nicolas posts an interview with Mageia developer David Walser. The Linux Voice asks if Devuan is a good thing and Steven Ovadia talks to Linux developer and writer Akkana Peck.

5 Distros, 11 Tools, 800 Games, and 32 Bits - original work by srlinuxx - Thu, 27/11/2014 - 7:30am

Today in Linux news, Swapnil Bhartiya features five distributions you might like. OMG!Ubuntu! found eleven utilities to beef up your Ubuntu experience and Steam now has over 800 Linux games. Larry Cafiero says he's "a 32-bit guy in a 64-bit world" and Docker users are urged to upgrade due to new found vulnerability.

Fedora Good, Bad, & Ugly and Debian's Rise - original work by srlinuxx - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 6:41am

Pádraig Brady today offered up his assessment of Fedora 21 in comparison to Fedora 16 from which he upgraded. Bruce Byfield is back with a look at the "rise of Debian technology" and Softpedia is reporting that CentOS was used to make the black hole in hit movie Interstellar. Gunnar Hellekson refutes the assertions in a recent GCN article declaring Open Source poorly designed and, finally today, Linux powered submersible says polar caps thicker than estimated.

Mint's the Best, Less Malware, and Debian vs Ubuntu - original work by srlinuxx - Tue, 25/11/2014 - 9:46am

The Register's Scott Gilbertson today said that Linux Mint 17.1 was the best distribution "hands down." Elsewhere, Bruce Byfield compares and contrasts Debian and Ubuntu to see which is right for you and Lucian Constantin reports on a new vulnerability found in less programs. There were several reviews in the feeds and Katherine Noyes tallies FOSS Thanksgivings. has Linux gift ideas and Serdar Yegulalp summarizes rebootless kernel patching.


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