Welcome to this year's 7th issue of DistroWatch Weekly! This week's feature article is a first-look review of SparkyLinux 2.1 "Ultra" edition, a lightweight distribution based on Debian's "Testing" branch. As a fairly recent addition to DistroWatch, SparkyLinux is still new and fresh and as such, its development is powered by enthusiasm and excitement, sentiments not always present in many of the more established projects.
- This Week in Linux: Mageia, *Ubuntu, and Korora
- Fedora 16 end of life, Fedora 19 coming in June
- Linux trailed Windows in patching zero-days in 2012, report says
- Gentoo Bugday Strikes Back
- Precise Puppy 5.4.3 - Linux At It's Very Best (video)
- rawhide: 2013-02-05 to 2013-02-12
- Red Hat Picks Up Another Graphics Driver Developer
ostatic.com: Sabayon 11 was released earlier today. There were some hints even to the most aloof user in some recent updates that a new release was coming, as Sabayon is designed to function as a rolling release distribution. But for those wishing a fresh install or for those who've never tried Sabayon, shiny new version 11 is here with fresh packages.
dedoimedo.com: Fuduntu is Fedora on steroids, but good ones, the kind that do not shrink your testies, instead make you manlier. Pretty, stable, with all the bells and whistles needed for instant productivity, elegant, graceful, fast, and modern.
dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: It's been a while since I looked at Chakra, so I was thinking now might be a good time to do that. Plus, KDE 4.10 just came out with a whole bunch of new features and fixes, so I wanted to check that out too. So this is the subject of today's review.
h-online.com: The Linux kernel now includes everything that is needed to use 3D acceleration with all GeForce graphics chips. Drivers have also been added for a Wireless Gigabit chip and a PCIe WLAN chip from Realtek.
unixmen.com: I am usually quick to write an article or something on the latest Ubuntu or Fedora release. But for Red Hat’s new Fedora 18 operating system, I thought I’d hold off a little. To be blunt, Fedora 18 is a horrible release. Let me explain.
csmonitor.com: Valve announced today that Steam is now available for the open-source operating system Linux. To celebrate the release, Valve kicked off a week-long sale on 50 available Linux games.
linux.com: Are you a systems administrator? Quick, which system in your infrastructure is most vulnerable to hacker attacks? No, it’s not the web server -- though it’s a good guess. No, it’s not the firewall. The answer may surprise you -- it’s your workstation.
h-online.com: Badly chosen warning messages caused some consternation with Google recently as its Chrome browser began declaring supported Linux systems such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 obsolete.