Top 10 Desktops, Linux Jobs, and Fedora 21 Wallpapers

by Ostatic Staff - May. 15, 2014

In today's Linux news, briefs users on the top 10 Linux desktops. Jack Germain discusses some of the challenges of migrating to Linux. Katherine Noyes takes another look at the Linux job market. Fedora 21 needs supplementary wallpapers and Sam Varghese introduces a new generation to the Debian Administrator's Handbook. That and more in today's Linux community news.

Danny Stieben at makeuseof ran down his list of top 10 Linux desktops. "From Gnome to KDE, from MATE to Unity, there’s a lot of choice out there. Where should you start?" A lot of familiar faces represented in the post, "but these 10 are among the top for a reason: they satisfy virtually everyone’s needs," says Steiben.

Jack M. Germain at today discussed some of the pros and cons of "hiring Linux to run your small business." Germain was told that a lot of high-performance users are switching to Linux and over 50% use Red Hat. He noted that European governments are among those moving to Linux as well for its superior security. But whoever you are and whatever your reasons, Germain says "planning" is the key to success.

Katherine Noyes takes another look at the Linux job market in her recent special report. In it she spoke with 21 Linux pros to get their best advice for those aspiring to Linux careers. Jobs in Linux were once scarce, but today that's no longer the case. Noyes quotes Kerry Kim of SUSE saying, "Today, there are literally thousands, and most are not your traditional Linux distributors."

Máirín Duffy today said "Fedora 21 needs your beautiful photos" to open submissions for community supplemental background images. She explains that uploading to the wiki is no longer necessary because they're using Nuancier. The deadline is August 16, 2014, but Duffy says don't wait, "do it now!!!"

Debian Administrator's Handbook was released in 2004 and translated to juse about every major language on the Globe. In its 10th anniversary year, Sam Varghese remembers. He describes the book as "a comprehensive manual for those who want to learn all about the distro, written by people at heart of the action." He notes that it's not just technical, the book contains "a fair degree of philosophy and politics." But it's not really meant "for the casual user" anyway.

Bonus Links:

* Chinese Government Says on TV That Windows XP Users Should Choose Linux

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