openSUSE Tumbling, Fedora Slipping, and Calculating Linux
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.
Ubuntu's shiny 10th birthday Unicorn: An upgrade fantasy
I've been covering Ubuntu for seven of the release’s 10 years and 14.10 is the first time I've had to dig deep into the release notes just to find something new to test.
If you needed further proof that Canonical is currently solely focused on bringing its Unity 8 interface to mobile devices, 14.10 is the best evidence yet.
Almost nothing Canonical develops has changed in this release - there isn't even a new desktop wallpaper. There are some updates to be sure, but they don’t hail from Canonical. Point release updates for default GNOME apps are included, as is a new kernel, the latest version of Mesa, and some other underlying tools.
The lack of updates isn't unexpected, in fact that's been the plan all along.
TrueConf is pleased to announce that the new version of TrueConf for Linux supports a wider range of Linux-based operating systems. In previous versions, TrueConf applications were available for Debian and Ubuntu, but now TrueConf video conferencing is also available for users of CentOS, Fedora, and openSUSE.