Mageia 6 Wallpaper, OpenMandriva 3 RC, Desktop Blunders

by Ostatic Staff - Jul. 19, 2016

Today in Linux news the Mageia project announced the winner of their artwork contest for upcoming version 6 as well as some of the other being included. OpenMandriva 3.0 Release Candidate 1 is available for download although the project has yet to announce it and Korora 22 is nearing the end of support. Matt Hartley identified the top six Linux desktop blunders and several Linux reviews caught my eye today.

The winner is Jacques Daugeron for his submission in the wallpaper category in this release's Mageia artwork contest. No further information was given about this piece or the other images to be included in the extra backgrounds package, but they sure are pretty and in keeping with Mageia's style. New photo submissions will be included in the default screensaver slideshow as well.

The default background for upcoming Mageia 6

Matt Hartley listed six avoidable desktop blunders plaguing Linux today. He said that "the state of pre-installed stink." He means from major manufacturers or vendors. "It's the year 2016 and the presence of a proper Linux pre-installed experience with the top online retailers is next to nothing."

Next he said he's quite annoyed at "needless upgrades" and how Linux "enthusiasts" upgrade to a brand new version every release just for the fun of it. "Entirely too many people are updating needlessly to distro releases that in my opinion, may still have minor bugs that need to be worked out." Which relates to number three on his list: bugs and regressions. He followed up with abandoned software, poor audio support, and constant bickering.

In a few tidbits from around Linuxland, OpenMandriva 3.0 Release Candidate 1 was made available through their Sourceforge space. The release hasn't been announced yet perhaps indicating that something may be amiss. The Korora project announced the EOL for Korora 22 on July 22. Users are urged to upgrade. Canonical announced Friday that their Ubuntu forums had been breached by bad guys who were able to download user data. Check out their "insights" for a full explanation.

In other news:

* Lenovo G50 & CentOS 7.2 Xfce - As good as it gets

* Linux Mint 18 - Back To Its Very Best

* Linux Lite 3.0