itworld.com: As I zoned out this morning, sipping coffee and watching my dogs wrestle on the couch, I wondered, "If my dogs were Linux distributions, which ones would they be?" Yes, these are the thoughts that run through my head as I get started in the morning.
pcworld.com: Microsoft did its best to usher in a new era of desktop computing with the launch of Windows 8, but many businesses and individuals are opting out. Linux-based operating systems, meanwhile, present an increasingly compelling alternative. Benefits include tougher security and superior customization—not to mention that Linux is usually free.
linuxinsider.com: "I think we offer quite a bit more choice to people. Think in terms of the number of desktop choices we offer. Consider that if somebody in the Fedora community wants to add to those choices, we are supportive of that interest. We will do that."
zdnet.com: A number of interesting new Linux releases are due out in the next few days or weeks. Here's a quick overview of some of them.
Welcome to this year's 10th issue of DistroWatch Weekly! The open source community is like a river, always moving, always changing and often shifting in its direction. With that in mind this week we will be talking about open source projects which are embracing change.
- Kanotix 2013 CeBIT Surprise
- Debian Wheezy Is Imminent
- Sneak preview II: openSUSE 12.3 for Servers
- Gentoo Hardened progress meeting of march 2013
- Elive 2.1.32 Alpha Distro Has a New Focus System
- Linux Mint is better for those who come from the world of Windows
- First Skolelinux / Debian Edu Squeeze update released
- So Long, Pardus-Anka! Welcome, PiSi LinuX!
- OpenMandriva's Web Development is On a Roll
inconsolation.wordpress: I had a little extra time today, so I did a ritual backup of my standard Arch Linux framebuffer system, and installed the full Gnome suite. The results were not as disappointing as you might have imagined.
linuxuser.co.uk: Portable Linux computing has received an upgrade as the newest Porteus is released, now with an even lighter desktop environment
happyassassin.net: So this doesn’t really surprise me much, as I’ve been saying for a while that the year of Linux on the desktop is never going to come because the desktop is a dead play now, but it is sadly interesting, I think.
lifehacker.com: Whether you're experimenting with Linux or making the switch, you'll need to get your bearings. This Linux cheat sheet runs you through common and helpful commands you'll need to know as you get comfortable with the command line.