linux.com: Let's talk about a touchy subject: the Linux desktop. The first step to fixing a problem is admitting you have a problem, so here we are.
Welcome to this year's 24th issue of DistroWatch Weekly! The term "free software" is a concept that tends to be ignored by the majority of Linux distributions, and by extension, the majority of users. And yet, without the Free Software Foundation and its software licensing the Linux community would be a lot poorer than it is. Trisquel GNU/Linux is one of the very few exceptions as it strictly adheres to the FSF guidelines when it comes to shipping free software only; Jesse Smith reviews.
linuxinsider.com: What will you do differently now that you know about PRISM? "I don't see any way that changing my use of technology would affect my situation," Google+ blogger Kevin O'Brien said. "The government has way more in the way of resources than I can bring to bear here. I am just going to nostalgically recall when the U.S. was a free country."
- Main Machine: Finally on Ubuntu 13.04
- Multiple DEs for Ubuntu Studio (part 1)
- The Ubuntu App Developer Cookbook Announced
- Paradise Perfect Boat Rescue heading to Linux
- 10 Ways to Generate a Random Password from the Command Line
- How To Install and Configure iTunes on Ubuntu
- How To Install Ubuntu On A Chromebook
- Ubuntu up and running on Android min PCs with RK3188 chips
- How to Enable Appindicator in Gnome Shell
- Raspberry Pi Tor proxy lets you take anonymity with you
- Meet the GIMP Episode 192: Look Down - A Challenge
- The Ubuntu PC Case Mod Pt. 2
- GNOME Desktop Webapp Chrome Extension
- GNUstep Mythbusting
- Humble Weekly Sale with Games from 11 bit studios
groklaw.net: The Hon. David Nuffer has ruled on the SCO v. IBM motions, granting SCO's motion for reconsideration and reopening the case, which IBM did not object to. Judge Nuffer apologizes to the parties for the error in his previous order refusing to reopen the case.
softpedia.com: The National Security Agency or NSA is now in the public eye for some nefarious surveillance, but Linux users should know that the agency also had an active role the Linux kernel development, with the addition of SELinux.
mylinuxrig.com: I am Gregor Herrmann. In my free time I’m a Debian Developer, i.e. I’m one of the many volunteers around the world who try to produce a free operating system.
debian.org: The Debian project is pleased to announce the first update of its stable distribution Debian 7 (codename wheezy). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustments for serious problems.
dedoimedo.com: We shall now commence the second review of Linux Mint 15 Olivia. In the first installment, we played with the distro on top of a T61 laptop, which comes with Intel graphics and two internal SSD. There were no cardinal issues, then again, neither there were any with Ubuntu, which later failed miserably when thrown against the HP machine and its Broadcom Wireless and Nvidia graphics.
phoronix.com: With Canonical's planned adoption of their in-house Mir Display Server over the next year rather than using an X.Org Server or Wayland, derivatives such as KDE-based Kubuntu continue to fear the change and what exactly the options will be.
- openSUSE Ends Week with 13.1 Milestone 2
- Introducing the Mozilla Science Lab
- Linux Skype 22.214.171.124 on FreeBSD working
- Turning to Linux: A guide for SMBs
- XSensors: Lets you Monitor CPU Temperatures in Ubuntu
- Upcoming changes to openSUSE KDE repositories
- Remove unofficial debian-multimedia.org repository from your sources
- Scraps vehicle combat game has a Linux release
- normalize: Three quick tasks, in one tool
- Debian is missing a tool, want to write it?
- News from the 2013/05 Gentoo KDE team meeting
- The Power of Linux “History Command”
- 3 Portable Options For The Raspberry Pi
- Should Governments Specify Licence Conditions?
- Peppermint OS 4 out now
- Half-Life 2 for Linux Finally Updated to Fix Save Game Corruption
- Fedora 19/20 logfile explosions
- Counting and Calculating with Vim
- KDE Ships Plasma Workspaces 4.11 B1
- ‘Zeegaree Lite’: Stopwatch & a Timer App for Ubuntu
netrunner-mag.com: Battle royale, except we have no gentry, just the two seemingly and arguably dominant desktop environments for Linux.
- LibreOffice 4.1 will shine cleaner!
- Try the new LibreOffice Flat Icon Set
- Libre Office Version 4 – Tantalizingly Close
openlogic.com: Many software development teams use external components in their projects, libraries, or tools provided by commercial vendors or open source communities. However, as anyone who has ever had to scramble after a vendor has gone out of business can tell you, these external dependencies are not without risk.