This week in the 500th issue of DistroWatch Weekly (incidentally, this is also news item number 7777):
zdnet.com: Here's what you need to know and the latest LMDE roll-up release, and where you need to pay attention.
networkworld.com: Security professionals have been relying on the BackTrack security distribution for many years to help them perform their assessments. The industry has been waiting for the next major release of BackTrack. However, the creators of BackTrack have gone in a new direction and created Kali Linux.
mylinuxexplore.blogspot: One thing I really like about Linux Mint is the refinement and completeness they render to each and every release. I have been using Linux Mint since 2009 and except for the repetitive art-work, I have never been disappointed so far.
linuxsysconfig.com: Rawhide is the development version of Fedora which includes the latest upstream packages. At some point in the Fedora release schedule a fork (called branched release) is created to become the next stable Fedora and the rawhide version continues on its own.
pcworld.com: Linux fans may already be familiar with Lubuntu, a lightweight Ubuntu derivative that uses the LXDE desktop environment. LXLE, which is short for “Lubuntu Extra Life Extension,” is actually based on Lubuntu 12.04, but it adds many extra features.
linuxuser.co.uk: Sabayon is Gentoo-out-of-the-box, but does the “for human beings” approach not work for the Linux distro built on being infinitely customizable?
Also: Sabayon 11 Xfce - Still no love for me
zdnet.com: I've just bought a new Aspire One 725 Acer sub-notebook/netbook - here's my take and my adventures loading it with three different flavours of Linux.
itworld.com: Security vendors analyzing the code used in the cyberattacks against South Korea are finding nasty components designed to wreck infected computers. Tucked inside a piece of Windows malware used in the attacks is a component that erases Linux machines.