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Best Distros, openSUSE Whoops, Debian 9 One Step Closer
by Susan Linton - Feb. 07, 2017Comments (2)
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In the latest Linux news, the news.opensuse.org got hacked and displayed "KurDish HaCk3rS WaS Here" for a while Monday and while the site has been restored, no comment on the hack has been issued. Elsewhere, Debian 9.0 has entered its final freeze in the last steps in preparations for release. FOSS Force has named their winner for top distro of 2016 and Swapnil Bhartiya shared his picks for the best for 2017. Blogger DarkDuck said MX-16 Xfce is "very close to the ideal" and Alwan Rosyidi found Solus OS is giving Elementary OS a run for its money. Phoronix.com's Michael Larabel explained why he uses Fedora and Jeremy Garcia announced the winners of the 2016 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards.The LinuxQuestions.org Member Choice Awards has been running annually for around 15 years now, possibly longer, so it's always exciting when its winners are announced. Founder Jeremy Garcia today announced the 2016 winners. Slackware won the Distribution of the Year. This isn't unprecedented, Slackware won it in 2003, 2012, and tied last year's winner in 2014. CentOS got Server of the year and Android won the mobile slot by a large margin. Plasma was the Desktop of the year and Openbox won Window Manager. Firefox won Browser, LibreOffice got Office Suite, and MariaDB earned Database of the year. IDE: Eclipse, Programming Language: Python, Text Editor: vim. One of my new recent favorites was chosen Game of the Year, SuperTuxKart (have you fired that up in the last 15 years?) Go see the full list at LinuxQuestions.org.Speaking of Winners, FOSS Force announced their Distribution of the Year for 2016. Arch Linux was that winner with 20% of the vote. Elementary OS came in second with 15% followed by PCLOS with 10%. Slackware came in fourth there with 8% (full discloser: I was one of the 678 that voted for Slackware there). Linux Mint came in sixth with 7% of the vote or 616 votes.Debian 9 is frozen. That means only very important bug fixes will be allowed through (and some language or documentation updates) per a note from Jonathan Wiltshire Sunday to the Debian Development Announce mailing list. Debian 9 is now one step closer to being released although Niels Thykier said 294 critical bugs remain. Debian 9 is expected sometime in the late Spring.openSUSE's news portal was compromised Monday by a hacker or group of hackers called MuhmadEmad, via the message left in its place. A Kurdish flag with the message "HaCkeD by MuhmadEmad - KurDish HaCk3rS WaS Here" was displayed for hours before it was taken down and the site's content restored. Roy Schestowitz has a screen capture and said that openSUSE has not yet publicly acknowledged the hack. Swapnil Bhartiya spoke to Richard Brown, openSUSE chairman, who said that site was isolated from most SUSE infrastructure, especially the distribution code. There was no breach of any contributor data either. The site in question is run by MicroFocus, but all are investigating to make sure it's an isolated incident.In other news:* Which Linux Operating Systems We Use and Why* Why I Run Fedora Linux On My Main Production System* Best Linux distros for 2017* Solus 2017.01.01.0: Impressive newcomer* MX-16 Xfce: very close to the ideal
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by an anonymous user on Feb. 08, 2017Swapnil Bhartiya did not even mentioned Roy Schestowitz, why even promote his piece? #sad
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by Susan Linton on Feb. 09, 2017Well, cause Roy had a screenshot and it was true openSUSE/SUSE hadn't made an announcement about it on their sites. Speaking with Bhartiya was good, but not everyone reads cio.com or ostatic.com. It should have been addressed by openSUSE on their site, don't you agree?
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