Linux Kernel 3.10.82 LTS Is a Very Small Update with Five Fixes
Immediately after having published details about the Linux kernel 4.1.1, Linux kernel 4.0.7, and Linux kernel 3.14.46 LTS maintenance releases, Greg Kroah-Hartman has announced the immediate availability of Linux kernel 3.10.82 LTS.
antiX 15 Officially Released, Based on Debian 8 "Jessie" but Without systemd
Straight from Thessaloniki, Greece, the antiX development team has had the great pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download of the final release of the antiX 15 GNU/Linux operating system.
EU court to decide on PC and software bundling
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) is expected to rule within weeks on the practice of forced sale of licences for operating systems and other software bundled with computing devices. On 25 June, France’s Court of cassation referred to the CJEU a complaint of a French citizen who wanted to purchase a PC without any pre-installed operating system.
Interviews: Linus Torvalds Answers Your Question
Linus: You can say the word "systemd", It's not a four-letter word. Seven letters. Count them.
I have to say, I don't really get the hatred of systemd. I think it improves a lot on the state of init, and no, I don't see myself getting into that whole area.
Yeah, it may have a few odd corners here and there, and I'm sure you'll find things to despise. That happens in every project. I'm not a huge fan of the binary logging, for example. But that's just an example. I much prefer systemd's infrastructure for starting services over traditional init, and I think that's a much bigger design decision.
Yeah, I've had some personality issues with some of the maintainers, but that's about how you handle bug reports and accept blame (or not) for when things go wrong. If people thought that meant that I dislike systemd, I will have to disappoint you guys.
Solus Gets Linux Kernel 4.1.1 LTS and UEFI Fixes
The Solus project is powering on, and they released a new daily built for their system, fixing many of the issues that affected the first version, including a nasty EFI bug.
StratOS Kickstarter Project Claims Full Mobile Convergence with GNOME, Likely a Scam
StratOS is supposed to be a new operating system that uses GNOME, and it's a project currently raising money on Kickstarter. Surprisingly, this is not the unusual part. Its developers are also claiming full convergence of the OS, for desktop and mobiles, which is highly unlikely.
Open standards lower costs, French IT firms say
Mandating open ICT standards and demanding interoperable ICT systems will lower the costs of government ICT systems, while increasing performance, agree one hundred French ICT firms working with open source and open standards. They responded to a poll organised last month by CNLL, a trade group.