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Wake Up Lil SUSE, Minty Goodness, and Caine Mutiny - original work by srlinuxx - Sat, 22/11/2014 - 8:12am

Today in Linux news Simon Phipps discusses what the merger completion means for SUSE and reviews openSUSE 13.2. Linux Mint 17.1 update was released a couple of days ago and Chris Hoffman and Craciun Dan cover what's new. Matt Weinberger has a layman's guide to Docker "without getting lost in the weeds, and without breaking out the diagrams" and Jamie Watson reviews Caine Linux.

Another Debite Quits, Scientific Linux Flop, Mageia 3 EOL - original work by srlinuxx - Thu, 20/11/2014 - 9:43am

Another day brings another Debian resignation. In other news, Mageia 3 is reaching its end-of-life and The Var Guy has some highlights from SUSECon. says Scientific Linux 7 is "poorly executed" and Mozilla says losing Google partnership promotes choice and innovation. And said today that Ubuntu's Unity is starting to look like a desktop.

Pigs Flying, Popular Licenses, and LibreOffice 4.3.4 - original work by srlinuxx - Sat, 15/11/2014 - 7:54am

Jon maddog Hall today said that it'd be "when pigs fly" when Microsoft really embraces Open Source. In other news, Rob Zwetsloot is back with Part 2 of his top 10 Linux desktops and Jim Lynch reviewed Trisquel 7.0. LibreOffice 4.3.4 was released and Stephen O'Grady looks at the most popular Open Source licenses. Phoronix is reporting that Ubuntu will probably adopt systemd next release and Carla Schroder has some tips for KDE 4 productivity.

Secure Distros and Top Desktops - original work by srlinuxx - Fri, 14/11/2014 - 6:05am

Today in Linux news posted a comparison of security distributions Tails, Kali, and Qubes. Elsewhere, Government Computer News has some tips for migrating to Open Source. Rob Zwetsloot looks at popular desktops and Michael Larabel reports that Ubuntu is phasing out 32-bit support.

Debian 8 Progress, Nine Best Distros, and Mageia 5 Beta 1 - original work by srlinuxx - Thu, 13/11/2014 - 7:59am

Many headlines today featured news that Microsoft will open source .NET and Swapnil Bhartiya discusses what this means for Linux. Bruce Byfield helps folks decide which of the nine best Linux distributions is for them and Debian 8 seems to be rolling right along. And finally today is a couple of reviews.

GNOME wins GNOME, Year of Linux, and State of Gaming - original work by srlinuxx - Wed, 12/11/2014 - 5:15pm

The GNOME Foundation no sooner put out their cry for support when the offending party bowed out. Katherine Noyes explores 2015 as the year of Linux on the desktop. Jamie Watson tests a few distributions on his Acer Aspire E11 and reviews Pisi Linux 1.1.

More Debian and Systemd, *Ubuntu Reviews, and Fedora Confusion - original work by srlinuxx - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 8:40am

Debian and systemd top Linux news today with the latter being blamed for the loss of high profile Debian developer. Paul Venezia says Red Hat has confused Linux users with its latest Fedora moves and bloggers contemplate Debian and other forks. Adrian Bridgwater says had Linux been proprietary it would have cost $1 trillion and Michael Meeks talks OpenGL rendering in LibreOffice.

Jessie Freeze, Reviews, and Linux Outlaws Quitting - original work by srlinuxx - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 8:30am

Today in Linux news, Debian 8 is frozen and Canonical confirms an Ubuntu tablet is in the works. Two reviews landed yesterday on the Kano Linux computer, one today on Ubuntu, and another on openSUSE 13.2. Linux Australia is now censoring its mailing list and Jack Wallen says Ubuntu 14.10 was a boring release because they are in a holding pattern.

openSUSE 13.2 and Fedora 21 Beta Released - original work by srlinuxx - Wed, 05/11/2014 - 6:59am

The top stories today were the releases of openSUSE 13.2 and Fedora 21 Beta. WRAL looks at Red Hat at 20 and Matt Hartley guides folks to Ubuntu laptops. The openSUSE Tumbleweed/Factory merger is complete and a migration guide has been posted. Other tidbits include OpenBSD replacing OpenSSL with LibreSSL and The Register joking about a character on The Code named Sgt L. Torvalds.

Too Many Forks, the Right Distro, and Reason for Fedora - original work by srlinuxx - Tue, 04/11/2014 - 5:29am

Today in Linux news the community tackles the "too many forks" question. Jack Wallen has how to find the right distro for the job and Mayank Sharma updated his "10 best Linux distros" article. Danny Stieben has five reasons to look forward to Fedora 21 and Bryan Lunduke looks at ChromeOS in his latest desktop-a-week review.

Systemd is Back, Microsoft Hearts Linux, and Qubes OS - original work by srlinuxx - Sat, 01/11/2014 - 4:16am

News seemed a bit slow on this All Hallows Eve, but there was still plenty to highlight. Folks are questioning Microsoft's recent claims to "love Linux." Systemd is back in the headlines with a primer from Chris Hoffman, a Fedora Rawhide systemd warning is in effect, and someone Ask Slashdot if readers could say anything nice about systemd. Jack M. Germain reviews Qubes OS and Larry Cafiero brings "The Wide World of Canonical."

Boycott Linux, Fedora Beta a Go, and Drupal Yikes - original work by srlinuxx - Fri, 31/10/2014 - 7:36am

The top story tonight is a highly critical flaw in Drupal 7 that may have allowed a lot of compromised websites. At tonight's Go/No-Go meeting, Fedora 21 Beta was approved for next week. The folks at ROSA have released an LXDE version and LibreOffices 4.3.3 and 4.2.7 were released. Red Hat Software Collections 1.2 was released and Jack Wallen looks at the "science behind Ubuntu Unity's popularity."

A Good Puppy, Urban Legends, and Kubuntu Plasma 5 - original work by srlinuxx - Thu, 30/10/2014 - 7:22am

While perusing the nighly newsfeeds the release of Puppy Linux 6.0 was mentioned. Jonathan Riddell said the next release of Kubuntu will feature Plasma 5 and Chris Hoffman is reporting Unity 8 will allow more privacy. And finally tonight, Bruce Byfield has seven reasons LibreOffice is better than OpenOffice.

Makulu for Work and Play, Wget Vulnerability, and Systemd Updates - original work by srlinuxx - Wed, 29/10/2014 - 5:58am

Today in the Linux newsfeeds is Sean Michael Kerner's coverage of a newly reported Wget Symlink Vulnerability. MakuluLinux 1.0 Cinnamon was released today and two community reviews give users a nice introduction. The Systemd debate continues and The Canonical Distribution of Ubuntu OpenStack was announced. And finally today, Bryan Lunduke shares "what it's like living on a Chromebook."

Ubuntu Reviews, SUSE News, and Red Hat Origins - original work by srlinuxx - Tue, 28/10/2014 - 9:04am

Our top story on this October 27, 2014 is the release of SUSE Linux Enterprise 12. There are a couple of interesting user reviews of recently released Ubuntu 14.10 and Bodhi Linux lives with the release of 3.0 RC2. "Bob Young talks about the origins of Red Hat" and, finally, "The Document Foundation joins the Open Source Business Alliance."

openSUSE Tumbling, Fedora Slipping, and Calculating Linux - original work by srlinuxx - Sat, 25/10/2014 - 6:37am

The big news today is the merger of openSUSE Factory and Tumbleweed. Fedora 21 is delayed again due to numerous blockers. Jack M. Germain looks at Calculate Linux 14 and Bryan Lunduke is back with another desktop review, this week LXDE. There's a "victory for free software" in the news, but it's not in Berlin where Microsoft Office is being substituted for OpenOffice.

openSUSE, ROSA, and Red Hat - original work by srlinuxx - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 7:50am

Today in Linux news, Jamie Watson is back with a look at the "coming attractions" of Makulu, openSUSE, and Fedora. Lifehacker has the winner of their "best desktop" survey and there are public builds of upcoming Unreal Tournament available. published an article on "The rise of Red Hat" and Red Hat's Jackie Yeaney talks marketing with Advertising Age. Blogged reviews include Scientific Linux and ROSA R4 and Make Tech Easier discovers "the power of Konqueror."

Ubuntu at Suzuka, Game-Changing Frictional Games, and Linux for Privacy - original work by srlinuxx - Wed, 22/10/2014 - 4:17am

Today in Linux news, brings us another Ubuntu spotted-in-the-wild sighting. Hamish Wilson looks at Frictional Games' body of work and how it changed computer gaming. My Linux Rig talks to Charles Profitt about his Ubuntu setup and The New American says use Linux if you're "sick of surveillance."

Forking Debian, Celebrating Ubuntu, and Best Desktops - original work by srlinuxx - Tue, 21/10/2014 - 8:04am

Debian and Ubuntu dominated the headlines today with various topics. The community is is celebrating Ubuntu's 10 years and Mark Shuttleworth announced the next codename. Debian lost a contributor and released 7.7 over the weekend while the threat of a fork is pushing a freedom choice. In other news we have Gentoo and 4MLinux reviews as well as the chance to vote for the best Linux desktop environment.

Right Side of History, Fedora 21 Looking Good, and KWayland - original work by srlinuxx - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 6:43am

In a bit of a slow news day today we still found out that Fedora 21 is looking good. Jim Zemlin says "Linux is on the right side of history" and The Document Foundation says, "Thanks" for the all the cool dough. In other news, Jack Wallen tries to make sense of Ubuntu release cycles and how it effects older machines. And finally today, Martin Gräßlin introduces KWayland.

Cost of Windows, Bit by POODLE, and Torvalds on Torvalds - original work by srlinuxx - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 5:41am

The big story today is POODLE, a web vulnerability bug that could affect Linux users. Mageia 5 Beta 1 is delayed again and Linux Mint gets an improved update manager. GNOME 3.14.1 and KDE 5.1 updates were released. Libby Clark has the best quotes from Linus at LinuxCon and Zorin OS 9 "Lite" is "one of the best LXDE spins of 2014."

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Divisive Community, the Ubuntu Desktop, and is Idealism Dead? - original work by srlinuxx - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 7:42am

Today in Linux news, Desktop Team manager at Canonical says the desktop isn't being neglected at Ubuntu. Matt Hartley looks at how friction helps and hurts the Linux community. Steven Ovadia talks to Eric Hameleers about his "Linux setup" and Dietrich T. Schmitz shares his thoughts on Fedora 21 so far. And finally today, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6 was released.

Rolling Release Round-Up and GNOME's Comeback - original work by srlinuxx - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 4:01am

Today's tiptoe through the headlines revealed a rolling release round-up in this week's Distrowatch Weekly. Sean M. Kerner touches on the highlights of CAINE Linux and Bruce Byfield asks if GNOME can make a comeback. ChromeOS has been said to have dissed Linux users and several other Linux tidbits are featured in tonight's Linux news watch.

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