What were the biggest developments in desktop Linux in 2013? As much as I’d like to jump on the end-of-year-list bandwagon and write about all the new open source applications and innovations of the last 12 months, this year not much happened in the world of the Linux desktop. The real Linux headlines were in the cloud, Android and embedded devices.
I’ve enjoyed recapping desktop Linux highlights in years past. It gives me something to do on New Year’s Eve while waiting for the pigs-in-a-blanket to bake. (I joke. I am an aspiring vegetarian these days.) But this time around, the list of major developments in desktop Linux during the past year is pretty short.