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OpenMandriva & Cylon Reviews, and Netflix Official - original work by srlinuxx - Sat, 11/10/2014 - 5:52am

In today's Linux news are reviews of Cylon Linux and OpenMandriva's latest. Folks are all abuzz about a Netflix announcement from Canonical and more drones are discovered running Linux. In addition, we have several software stories to share with names like Marble, Epiphany, and Scribus.

The CoreOS Threat, Real Adobe Issue, and openSUSE 13.2 RC1 - original work by srlinuxx - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 7:34am

Today's Linux feeds brought news of the release of openSUSE 13.2 RC1 and Jiri Eischmann discusses GNOME and Wayland in Fedora 21. Matt Asay says CoreOS is an "existential threat to Linux vendors" and Jack Wallen says Linux users do have reason to be concerned over Adobe's dropping Linux support. The Linux Voice says "you might be using the wrong Linux distribution" and Linus doesn't have the time or any interest in Lennart Poettering's problems.

Linux 3.17, ROSA R4 Released, and the Kano Computer - original work by srlinuxx - Thu, 09/10/2014 - 5:30am

Today in Linux news, it seems a lot of folks are talking about Linux kernel 3.17, so let's take a look. In other news, ROSA Fresh R4 was announced. The Daily Maverick covered Mark Shuttleworth's victory over an aggressive tax code and Science 2.0 shows users all about a new little Linux computer as much fun for grown-ups as it is for kids.

Poettering Fallout, GamingOnLinux Shake-up, and Replacing Xfce - original work by srlinuxx - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 7:06am

There was so much news today I hardly know where to start. All the reactions to Poettering's Google+ post probably dominated the headlines today, followed closely by the resignation of GamingOnLinux as Editor in Chief. In other news, Bryan Lunduke shares his thoughts on Cinnamon and Matt Hartley says it's time to replace Xfce. There are a couple of KDE tidbits as well as news that another German city is ditching Windows for Linux.

Bitter Poettering, LibreOffice at 4, and Linux Tidbits - original work by srlinuxx - Tue, 07/10/2014 - 7:26am

The systemd fallout is getting to creator Lennart Poettering, who is sounding quite disillusioned. Sean Michael Kerner scored an interview with The Document Foundation's Italo Vignoli on the future of LibreOffice. Jesse Smith reviewed PC-BSD 10.0.3 in today's Distrowatch Weekly and Paul Venezia imagines Linux servers as "transient processes and services." And finally today, we have several Linux distribution tidbits to report.

Bad Saved Games, Fedora Scheduling, and Scribbling - original work by srlinuxx - Wed, 01/10/2014 - 7:20am

In tonight's Linux news, poster says "game saves are messing up our drives" - stop it! is reporting on discussions of changing Fedora release schedule. Jack Germain says Scribbleton creates a personal local wiki to store anything from notes to books and Opera 25 draws near.

Calculate Intro, OpenMandriva Review, and Mageia Delay - original work by srlinuxx - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 6:05am

Today in Linux news Jessie Smith has a nice article on Gentoo-derivative Calculate Linux 14 in this week's Distrowatch Weekly. has a review of OpenMandriva Lx 2014.1, released last week. Mageia 5 Beta 1 is delayed and openSUSE 11.4 is "truly, finally dead." We have all this and more in tonight's Linux news recap.

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Valve Super Sale, Office Reunification, and elementary Reviews - original work by srlinuxx - Sat, 27/09/2014 - 7:58am

In today's newsfeeds the elementary OS beta is getting good reviews. The Register says don't be disappointed that Ubuntu 14.10 is bring precious few new goodies. Both Bash bugs are now patched. Charles-H. Schulz blogs about reuniting LibreOffice and Apache OpenOffice and Valve is giving Linux users 75% off all games.

Linux Shellshock'd, Pale Moon Rising, and LibO 4.3.2 Released - original work by srlinuxx - Fri, 26/09/2014 - 7:09am

Today in Linux news, The Document Foundation celebrates four years with the release of LibreOffice 4.3.2. Bash exploit "Shellshock" is making more headlines today as servers and devices are under attack. Bruce Byfield looks at the thankless job of community managers and Jack Germain test drives the Pale Moon Web browser. And finally today, Jack Wallen explains the difference between LibreOffice and OpenOffice.

Sharing Distros, Tiny Core Fights Fires, and Bash Bug - original work by srlinuxx - Thu, 25/09/2014 - 8:04am

In today's Linux news the Linux Journal has the story of a firehouse that saved time, money, and hair by using Tiny Core Linux. GNOME 3.14 is "lazier" than ever and Fedora 21 is getting lots of kudos. Red Hat is on its way to Mars and Bash has been found to be vulnerable to attack.

SymphonyOS Review, Debian's Desktop, and Fedora 21 Alpha - original work by srlinuxx - Wed, 24/09/2014 - 6:12am

Today in Linux news, Debian has reportedly changed their default desktop again, this time back to GNOME. Fedora 21 Alpha made to release and Phoronix posted their first impressions. Jessie Smith reviews SymphonyOS 14.1 and Scott Nesbitt discusses scanning tools. And finally today, Softpedia covers new Plasma 5 update and Qt 5.4 will be the first to feature Wayland support.

Bodhi Lives, Jessie Hints, and openSUSE Beta - original work by srlinuxx - Tue, 23/09/2014 - 8:01am

It's been a busy day in Linux news with top stories featuring new openSUSE 13.2 Beta and Debian 8 packages. Bodhi Linux founder Jeff Hoogland said he has someone to take over the distribution project. Red Hat is changing focus from Linux to OpenStack! Knoppix 7.4.1 update was released and there's been a lot buzz about upcoming GNOME 3.14. And, of course, we have today's latest systemd news.

Native Netflix, Ts'o on Systemd, and Fedora 21 Alpha a Go - original work by srlinuxx - Sat, 20/09/2014 - 4:37am

In today's Linux news OMG!Ubuntu! is reporting that Netflix is coming to Linux, this time natively. Jack Germain reviews Opera 12.16. Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols talks to Theodore Ts'o about systemd. A preview of new Kmail show radical redesign. And finally today, Fedora 21 Alpha was approved for release!

Maddog's New Strategy, Linux Gaming Gloom, and ChromeOS - original work by srlinuxx - Thu, 18/09/2014 - 7:17am

Today in Linux news Jon maddog Hall today said, "I am never again going to tell people why they should be using Free Software." Bruce Byfield says Linux gaming is a bubble dependent upon the Steam Machine. Matt Hartley says Google is making a play for Linux users with ChromeOS and Richard Fichera said modern enterprise Linux is looking an awful lot like UNIX.

SUSE Parent Merger, Microsoft Copying Linux, and Predictions - original work by srlinuxx - Wed, 17/09/2014 - 7:07am

Today in Linux news SUSE owner, The Attachmate Group, announced a merger with Micro Focus leaving openSUSE users nervous. The Register says the new Microsoft Windows 9 is incorporating features long in use in Linux. Bryan Lunduke looked back at 23 years of Linux predictions to "make fun of them." Aaron Seigo, KDE developer, said recently that community managers are a "fraud and farce." And finally today, there is a release candidate for Fedora 21 Alpha!

Linus' Systemd Indifference, PCLOS Review, and Rebecca - original work by srlinuxx - Tue, 16/09/2014 - 6:45am

Today in Linux news Linus Torvalds tells Sam Varghese that he's Switzerland in the Systemd war as Paul Venezia is back to clarify his "split Linux in two" post and Linuxgrrl takes the community pulse. Jesse Smith reviews PCLinuxOS 2014.08. Clem has announced a change in naming protocol at the Mint project for upcoming 17.1. And finally today, Jim Zemlin talks about what it takes to be a successful Open Source project.

This Week's Fedora Delay, Sparky Review, and New SteamOS - original work by srlinuxx - Fri, 12/09/2014 - 6:53am

Today in the Linux news feeds is the migration of Turin to Ubuntu. The Mukt scored an interview with Monty Widenius. Fedora 21 is delayed again by another week and SteamOS got updated. The Hectic Geek recently reviewed SparkyLinux 3.5 with Enlightenment 18 and Jack Wallen asks if "convergence" is hindering Ubuntu.

GNOME vs KDE, Linux Myths, and the Linux Toilet - original work by srlinuxx - Thu, 11/09/2014 - 9:12am

In tonight's Linux news Matt Hartley dispels those persistent Linux myths. Bruce Byfield uses KDE and GNOME projects' financial statements to analyze their priorities and direction. Ubuntu community wallpapers for 14.10 are beginning to be chosen and some guy built a Linux toilet in hopes of getting a job.

Poisoning Rats, Understanding Debian, and New OpenSSL Policy - original work by srlinuxx - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 6:22am

Today in Linux news former Red Hat CTO Brian Stevens lands on his feet. points to Claudio Ferreira's amazing new Debian infographic. ZDNet's Chris Duckett covers OpenSSL's new security policy, instituted in reaction to Heartbleed. Bryan Lunduke shares his experience test driving minimalistic desktop ratpoison and "particularly scary" Outlast looks to be heading to Linux. And that's not all.

Icculus on Gaming, Splitting Linux, and Terminal Colors - original work by srlinuxx - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 7:31am

Today in Linux news, Fedora gets a new partition manager. Tom Henderson has 10 things you should know about Mint 17. Paul Venezia says it's time to split distros into two. asks, "What color is your terminal background?" Debian and FSF join forces to expand the h-node hardware database. And finally today, Michael Harrison covers recently gaming developments including an interview with Icculus.

Systemd Cheatsheet, This Week's Fedora Delay, Ubuntu Disparaged - original work by srlinuxx - Sat, 06/09/2014 - 6:38am

There's a lot to talk about today in Linux news. First up, Fedora 21 is delayed again. Matthew Miller and Matthew Garrett were interviewed. Ancor Gonzalez Sosa says openSUSE says Factory installations now outnumber Tumbleweed since going rolling. Ubuntu was spotted on national television and LinOxide has a colorful Systemd to SysVinit cheatsheet.

New Gentoo, Just Peachy, and Tuxmachines Now - original work by srlinuxx - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 8:31am

A new Gentoo liveDVD was released last week featuring Linux 3.15 and KDE 4.13. Jack Wallen follows Jack Germain in tests of a new "fresh and juicy" Linux. The Reg test drives Ubuntu 14.10. And finally today, Christine Hall takes a look at my old Website,, under its new management.

Boycott Systemd, Messy Makulu, and Top Ten - original work by srlinuxx - Thu, 04/09/2014 - 7:28am

Systemd continues to grab headlines and today there are calls to boycott it. The Document Foundation are holding membership committee elections. Matthew Miller and Jim Whitehurst talk Fedora and Red Hat. New high-risk threats have been reported to infect Linux systems. Christine Hall says Distrowatch's Top Ten actually contains only five distros and says an old Ubuntu installer bug can still wipe your hard drive.


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