What was your first Linux distro?

Today in Open Source: Your first Linux distro? Plus: Mark Shuttleworth an asset to desktop Linux? WordPress 3.6 is out!

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Ubuntu may be where a new Linux user starts, but often it's not where they end up. Some Ubuntu users will move on to Linux Mint, Debian, etc. So ultimately Ubuntu is an important asset to grow the desktop Linux community over time.

WordPress 3.6 Released

WordPress 3.6 is finally out. My own blogs run on WordPress, it's a great tool. I'll be updating them to 3.6 when I can carve out some time to do it.

WordPress 3.6 was pushed to the public yesterday after having been available as beta and release candidate versions for a while. The WordPress team calls it an enhancement and bug-fix release so that it is less likely that you will run into any issues updating your blog to version 3.6.

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Here's a list of WordPress 3.6 highlights, see the release announcement for a much longer list of features.

New Default Theme - Twenty Thirteen

Focus on blogging

Single column layout with Sidebar / Widgets in the footer

Latest Theme Features support, particularly Post Formats

Font-based icons (Genericons)

Admin Enhancements

Menus UI improvements

Revisions revised to be more dynamic and scalable

Autosave and Post Locking

Preview Audio and Video on Media Edit Screen

In-line login following expired sessions

For Developers

External Libraries have been updated. More Info

New audio/video APIs give developers access to powerful media metadata, like ID3 tags.

Filters for revisions, allowing you to set the number of revisions ad hoc instead of only via a define. More Info

Semantic Markup allows themes to chose improved HTML5 markup for comment forms, search forms, and comment lists.

Search content for shortcodes with has_shortcode() and adjust shortcode attributes with a new filter.

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