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The Systemd Saga, Into the Vortex, and a Minty RC

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In today's Linux news, Katherine Noyes slogs the blogosphere in search of alternatives to systemd, with little success it seems. Jesse Smiths falls into VortexBox 2.3, a distribution for music servers and jukeboxes. Jamie Watson reviews Mint 17 RC and a user survey puts Ubuntu ahead of Red Hat in the OpenStack race.

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Whitehurst Speaks, Enlightenment Linux, and Linus Wants You

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In today's news Jim Whitehurst, Red Hat CEO, shares words of wisdom with graduates of the Campbell University Law School. Enlightenment is examined in all its incarnations. And Linus Torvalds posts a new video to encourage folks to sign up for Introduction to Linux.

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Top 10 Desktops, Linux Jobs, and Fedora 21 Wallpapers

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In today's Linux news, www.makeuseof.com briefs users on the top 10 Linux desktops. Jack Germain discusses some of the challenges of migrating to Linux. Katherine Noyes takes another look at the Linux job market. Fedora 21 needs supplementary wallpapers and Sam Varghese introduces a new generation to the Debian Administrator's Handbook. That and more in today's Linux community news.

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Is Linux Secure, Old Flaw Fixed, and Patchin

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Today in Linux news, an old kernel security bug was patched and Matt Hartley asks if Linux is secure. iTWire.com compares non-reboot kernel updaters SUSE kGraft and Red Hat's kpatch. Red Hat opens a new office in the Orient and Bryan Lunduke helps us understand Fedora.NEXT.

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Pros' Secrets and Red Hat 7 and PCLinuxOS 2014.05 Reviews

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Today in Linux news Katherine Noyes scoured Linuxdom to find "Linux Pros' top command line secrets," if there's really such a thing argues one blogger. In other news, Jesse Smith reviewed new Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Release Candidate and Jamie Watson reviewed quietly released PCLinuxOS 2014.05.

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Tweakin' Tools, No Threat, and Toddler Terror

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linuxToday in Linux news Katherine Noyes tells you how to use Linux tweak tools to customize your OS. In another camp, Matt Nicholson says Linux "never threatened Windows on the desktop." Carla Schroder looks at Tails 1.0 and Steve Marinconz says, "If being a toddler was this terrifying, I'm glad I can't remember it."

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UT Confirmed, Anti-virus Pioneer Uses Linux, and Nerdiest Gadgets

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Gamespot today covered the latest announcement from Epic Games saying that there will indeed be a new Unreal Tournament and it will work on Linux. A pioneer in Windows anti-virus software recently said it's no use, switch to Linux! And Bryan Lunduke has a list of the top 10 "nerdiest Linux gadgets.

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New DE LXQt Released, Linux Drones, and Deploying Linux

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Today in Linux news a new desktop environment saw its first release. A joint effort from the LXDE and Razor-qt clans brings LXQt 0.7.0. In other news, several outlets are covering the US Navy's plans to move drones from Solaris to Linux. And finally today, Jack Germain covers the ins and outs of deploying Linux.

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Linux Care, Testing, and Feeding

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The top Linux story today is a new announcement on the PR wire heralding the coming of no downtime kernel updates. Jamie Watson has another new laptop and tested several Linux flavors on it. OpenSSL gets another long awaited security fix and a Heartbleed-like flaw has been found to be a hoax. And our final story today, Dr. Dobbs thinks he's identified the heart of the problem in the Open Source community.

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New OpenMandriva, Updated KDE, and Ubuntu EOL

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Our top story tonight is the release of OpenMandriva Lx 2014 with new features and updates. KDE saw an update release this week as well and Ubuntu 12.10 approaches end-of-life. In other news "Firefox 29 sucks" says one, but another tests it against Konqueror and finds not so much. And Bryan Lunduke is back with more on why "Linux sucks!"

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Firefox OS media-casting stick strikes Kickstarter gold

The first Firefox OS based media player has arrived on Kickstarter, in the form of a $25 open-spec HDMI stick that supports Chromecast-like content casting. The Matchstick, which has already zoomed past its Kickstarter campaign’s $100,000 funding goal, with 28 days still remaining, was teased back in June by Mozilla developer evangelist Christian Heilmann. The unnamed prototype was billed as an open source HDMI stick that runs Mozilla’s Linux-based Firefox OS and offers casting capabilities. Few details were revealed at the time except that the device used the same DIAL (DIscovery And Launch) media-casting protocol created by Netflix and popularized by Google’s Chromecast. Read more

Open source history, present day, and licensing

Looking at open source softwares particularly, this is a fact that is probably useful to you if you are thinking about business models, many people don't care about it anymore. We talk about FOSS, Free and Open Source Software, but if we really are strict there's a difference between free software and open source software. On the left, I have free software which most typically is GPL software. Software where the license insures freedom. It gives freedoms to you as a user, but it also requires that the freedoms are maintained. On the right-hand side, you have open source software which is open for all, but it also allows you to close it. So here we come back to the famous clause of the GPL license, the reciprocity requirement which says, "If I am open, you need to be open." So software that comes under the GPL license carries with it something that other people call a virus. I call it a blessing because I think it's great if all software becomes open. Read more

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