Collection of Linux related news hopefully!

There are some outstanding projects on the horizon that could easily bring the Linux desktop into a realm of relevancy it has yet to enjoy.

A new package pitched at Ubuntu 15.04 will fix a usability paper cut in the Unity Greeter when other desktop environments are installed.

The post ‘Unity Greeter Badges’ Brings Missing Session Icons to Ubuntu Login Screen first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

An anonymous reader sends a report of a bug in Steam's Linux client that will accidentally wipe all of a user's files if they move their Steam folder. According to the bug report: I launched steam. It did not launch, it offered to let me browse, and still could not find it when I pointed to the new location. Steam crashed. I restarted it. It re-installed itself and everything looked great. Until I looked and saw that steam had apparently deleted everything owned by my user recursively from the root directory. Including my 3tb external drive I back everything up to that was mounted under /media. Another user reported a similar problem — losing his home directory — and problems with the script were found: at some point, the Steam script sets $STEAMROOT as the directory containing all Steam's data, then runs rm -rf "$STEAMROOT/"* later on. If Steam has been moved, $STEAMROOT returns as empty, resulting in rm -rf "/"* which causes the unexpected deletion.

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M-Saunders writes: Systemd is ambitious and controversial, taking over a large part of the GNU/Linux base system. But where did it come from? Even Red Hat wasn't keen on it at the start, but since then it has worked its way into almost every major distro. Linux Voice talks to Lennart Poettering, the lead developer of Systemd, about its origins, its future, its relationship with Upstart, and handling the pressures of online flamewars.

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If you hate the way that Unity's global menus fade out of view after you mouse away, Ubuntu 15.04 has a little extra to win you around.

The post Ubuntu 15.04 Finally Lets You Set Menus To ‘Always Show’ first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Review ARM chippery finds another natural home

Take a quick gander at any decent tech news site and you'll find stories about Chromebook sales doubling in 2014 and the Googly laptop being a gadget that is here to stay. That’s why every self-respecting PC maker is muscling in on the Chromebook scene.

It's a post-post-post PC world

After such a banner year of Linux releases it might seem overly pessimistic to pause and ask this question: is there a future beyond this?

1TB memory for guests on ARM and lots of VM-wrangling fun for admins

Version 4.5 of the Xen hypervisor is upon us.

An anonymous reader writes I'm in the camp that doesn't trust systemd. You can discuss the technical merits of all init solutions all you want, but if I wanted to run Windows NT I'd run Windows NT, not Linux. So I've decided to migrate my homebrew router/firewall/samba server to one of the BSDs. Question one is: which BSD? Question two: where's some good documentation regarding setting up a home router/firewall on your favorite BSD?It's fine if the documentation is highly technical, I've written linux kernel drivers before :)

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Storage industry technologies are undergoing a major shift and operating systems must evolve to keep pace with the change. That's one reason why Micron Technology, a global leader in advanced semiconductor systems including DRAM, NAND and NOR Flash, recently joined the Linux Foundation as a corporate member.