Systemd Cheatsheet, This Week's Fedora Delay, Ubuntu Disparaged

by Ostatic Staff - Sep. 05, 2014

There's a lot to talk about today in Linux news. First up, Fedora 21 is delayed again. Matthew Miller and Matthew Garrett were interviewed. Ancor Gonzalez Sosa says openSUSE says Factory installations now outnumber Tumbleweed since going rolling. Ubuntu was spotted on national television and LinOxide has a colorful Systemd to SysVinit cheatsheet.

Fedora 21 is delayed again by another week. Jaroslav Reznik posted last night that it was decided at the latest Go/No-Go meeting due to "unresolved blocker bugs. As a result, ALL MAJOR MILESTONES, and their dependent tasks, will be pushed out by one week." Most of the major blockers seem to do with Anaconda and Grubby. The Alpha is now due on September 16 with a Beta coming October 21 and, apparently, no release candidate. But the final is scheduled for November 25. In other Fedora news, Jack M. Germain interviewed new Project Leader Matthew Miller on the future of Fedora.

Ancor Gonzalez Sosa first announced that openSUSE Factory was going rolling release last July and since then Factory installs have increased substantially. Factory install numbers seemed to fluctuate right around 2500 for years, until last July when they suddenly began to skyrocket. Now they number is 6000. That's about 500 more than Tumbleweed installs, which saw its number breech 12,000 in 2012. In other openSUSE news, the beginning 13.2 Roadmap was posted today.

Ubuntu made an appearance on NBC's Today Show recently. Unfortunately, it's probably not good news. They used Ubuntu to demonstrate what a hacker might see and do while breaking computer laws. Folks around these parts seem to think it's another jab at trying to alienate Linux and Linux users and make them all look like evil hackers. has more details on this.

In other news:

* Systemd vs SysVinit Linux Cheatsheet

* Matthew Garrett's Advice on Hardware, Linux Kernel, and Stuff

* Plasma 5 – Ano’er opinion

* Running Your Business on Linux

* Is cloud storage innately insecure?