We officially live in the post systemd word & we take a look around at some of the niftier tricks systemd is pulling off, some of the quirky bugs & quickly touch on some myths around the binary log format.

Plus the clever tricks Wimpy employed to get Ubuntu Touch on an Android Meizu Pro 5, some big project updates, the SteamOS problem & more!

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OpenShot Video Editor | Blog: OpenShot 2.1 Released!

Editorial: I ditched SteamOS in favour of a normal Linux distribution for my gaming

That was the final nail in the coffin for my time with SteamOS. I don’t have time to deal with such breakage.

Maru OS mixes a custom ROM with a dockable Debian desktop, and now it’s open source


Fedora 24 review: The year’s best Linux distro is puzzlingly hard to recommend

In the end, despite how much I enjoyed using Fedora 24 for a couple of months, it hasn’t convinced me to give up Arch. That’s not a totally fair comparison since much of what I like about Arch is that it’s a rolling release, but I would be more inclined to embrace Fedora if it had either a long-term support type of release that would last several years or a rolling release that dealt out updates as they were ready. As it stands, Fedora sits somewhere in the middle and ends up with an often awkward update process happening all too frequently. It’s possible that the new tools in DNF (and GNOME Software) will make things easier on the update front, but for now that’s far from certain.

Purism announces the creation of its Advisory Board

Purism is pleased to announce the creation of its Advisory Board, comprised of top-tier experts from the Free Software community: Kyle Rankin, Matthew Garrett, Aaron Grattafiori, and Stefano Zacchiroli. Together, they bring their vision—with decades of experience in cybersecurity, privacy protection, and digital freedom—to Purism’s product development, as the company continues to create products that finally address privacy and digital rights by default, rights that 86% of computer users cite as a concern.

Linus Torvalds Announces Linux Kernel 4.8 RC4 with Skylake Power Management Fix

the biggest new feature being a fix for an Intel Skylake power management bug. However, there are also the usual updated drivers, arch improvements, and some KVM changes.


Grepping logs is terrible

You see, the main difference between me and proponents of text-based log storage is that I want my queries and their results to be human readable, and I don’t care how that is accomplished. They, on the other hand, want their raw data to be human readable, and would sacrifice convenience for the sake of being able to keep data textual.

Linux Academy

Kent Overstreet is creating bcachefs – a next generation Linux filesystem

Wimpy Goes All In on Ubuntu Touch

How to install Ubuntu on Meizu Pro 5 that was originally with Android?

Note: If you are using the global version, you needn’t do this setup.


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