Native Netflix, Ts'o on Systemd, and Fedora 21 Alpha a GO

by Ostatic Staff - Sep. 19, 2014

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!

In our top story tonight OMG!Ubuntu! is reporting that native Netflix support could be coming to Ubuntu in the coming weeks or months. Apparently, it all hinged on an upgrade of the Network Security Services libraries which would allow Netflix to prevent users from saving videos and Ubuntu developers obliged. So, it could just be a matter of time now. The bad news is, it sounds like it'll only work in Chrome.

Fedora 21 Alpha has been approved for release on Tuesday. In last night's Go/No-Go meeting it was decided, since all blocker bugs were cleared, Fedora 21 Alpha would be released next Tuesday. This will be the first release under Fedora's next-big-thing. Or as Ryan Lerch said, "The Fedora 21 Alpha will be the first test release of the new 3 product structure that introduces Fedora Workstation, Fedora Cloud and Fedora Server." So, we're looking forward to that.

And finally tonight, in the story that wouldn't die, Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols interviewed well-known, long-time, and respected kernel developer Theodore Ts'o on his feelings of init program systemd. Ts'o said that systemd breaks other "parts of the system" and feels the move was made way too quickly. In related news, since most of us are stuck with systemd now Carla Schroder offered up one of her nice easy-to-follow tutorials on the subject.

In other news:

* Please say this ain't the new Kmail

* Jack Germain Reviews Opera 12.16

* Red Hat Reported their Q2 Earnings Yesterday - Up 19%!

* Where's All the Desktop Linux News?

* 5 more killer features Windows 9 should steal from Linux