Totally Legal, LMDE Reviews, and R-E-S-P-E-C-T

by Ostatic Staff - Mar. 05, 2014

What was looking to be a slow news day turned into an interesting perusal of headlines. Today The Daily Star introduces readers to Linux and Open Source applications and two bloggers have put Linux Mint Debian Edition 201403 through its paces. Fedora's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy and Jim Whitehurst on leadership are also featured.

The Daily Star featured a piece today highlighting some of the advantages of running Linux and the Open Source applications usually included. He recommends Ubuntu for the beginner because it's the "easiest to set up and perfect for learning the ropes." There isn't a whole lot Earth shattering there except for the redux of old Linux comics. It's worth the trip for those.

Linux Mint Debian 201403 was just released but two bloggers have burned the midnight LEDs to produce their reviews. did not like the hard drive installer one bit saying "user-friendly is not a term I can use to describe it." However, the Hectic Geek said, "The installer is very intuitive & easy to use." But it wasn't all rosy there either, in fact, both had issues. See Geek's review for a thorough look-see including a few benchmarks and's for lots and lots of screenshots.

Jim Whitehurst, Red Hat President, says, "leaders must be respected." He begins by saying "respect has to be earned" and then offers several tips how. In related news, is reporting that "Fedora contributors from certain nations may face scrutiny by Fedora's legal department if they reveal their nationality, country of origin, or country of residence; the issue comes down to US export restrictions. What FESCo came up with was encouraging Fedora sponsors/contributors" not to inquire or discuss.