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KDE Vivaldi Dead, To Know Tor, and New Mint ISOs

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The top story tonight is the sad news that the KDE Plasma tablet project has given up while Krita announces a financial success. Bloody Disgusting has a peek at the upcoming gaming title "Frozen State" and the EFF has 7 things you should probably know about Tor. The Linux Mint guys have announced updated images for the Cinnamon and MATE editions of Mint 17 and the latest review isn't the love letter the others were.

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New Commercial Rolling Linux, Xfce the Best, and More Mint

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Our top story in tonight's Linux news recap is the announcement of CoreOS, a new commercial Linux distribution. Over at Datamation, Matt Hartley explains why Xfce is the best Linux desktop. Also today, WorldOfGnome.org has a short review of GNOME 3.13.3, eWeek has a slideshow of newly released Peppermint 5, and the Mint 17 reviews just keep on coming.

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Wallen on KDE, Quiet Revolution, and Ryan Gordon on Gaming

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Our top story on this Friday night is Andrew Smith's blog post titled Linux is the quiet revolution that will leave Microsoft eating dust. Next up, Jack Wallen is probably answering Jos Poortvliet's Where KDE is going in his post today on KDE. And finally today, Ryan "Icculus" Gordon speaks about the Linux gaming industry.

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UT Update and the Futures of Fedora and KDE

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Our top story tonight is the update on the progress of upcoming Unreal Tournament. GamingOnLinux has the details. In other news, Jos Poortvliet today explored "where the KDE community currently stands and where it is going." And finally, Libby Clark spoke to Fedora project lead Matthew Miller about Fedora's future.

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New Linus Interview, LinuxQuestions.org, and Floundering Ubuntu

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Linus Torvalds, father of Linux and hero to the masses, says find something you love so you'll stick with it. In a new interview with the IEEE Computer Society Torvalds speaks of Linux, Open Source, and developing them. In other news today, LinuxQuestions.org turns fourteen and Petros Koutoupis says Canonical is "a company in dire need of a clear objective."

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Linux Domination, Ubuntu Uncertainty, and Nerdy Enlightenment

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There are some interesting stories today in Linuxville. Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols is reporting that Linux dominates on supercomputers more than ever. Arstechnica says "Mint 17 is the perfect place for Linux-ers to wait out Ubuntu uncertainty." Linux Tycoon Bryan Lunduke reviews Enlightenment 17 and Jamie Watson says Makulu Linux 6 makes him smile. This and more in tonight's Linux news recap.

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25 Great Games, Ubuntu Tips, and Red Hat Downer

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Linux Mint 17 KDE and Xfce were released today, but some of the website is down. Matt Hartley has some tips for new Ubuntu users. Russia is planning to switch to Linux (and Russian chipsets) reports Glyn Moody. David Meyer says Opera is back on Linux and gurufocus.com says Red Hat isn't a good investment. All that and more in tonight's Linux news report.

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Mageia 4.1 Released, LXLE 14.04 Review, and LibreOffice 4.2.5

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Today was another bountiful day in Linux news. First up, Mageia 4.1 maintenance release was announced. Non-techie Arindam Sen says LXLE 14.04 is the best LXDE distribution he's tested. Jamie Watson looks at Mint 17 KDE and Xfce release candidates. Marcel Gagne says goodbye to openSUSE and LibreOffice 4.2.5 Hits The Marketplace. All this and more in tonight's Linux news review.

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Happy 30th X, Debian Reinstates GLIBC, and Linux Poetry

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t was an exciting day here in Linuxville. First up, big Happy Birthday to X as X.Org celebrates the window system's 30th birthday. A big shocker out the Debian camp has users scratching heads and chins. Libby Clark reports on an kernel hacker who converts Linux to poetry. Those are just a few of the interesting stories today in Linux news.

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Red Hat Q1 Report, GNOME 3.14 Sneak Peek, and Why Open Source

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In Linux news today, Red Hat released their first quarter financial results today and the markets reacted in kind. WorldofGNOME.org gives users a peek and poke at GNOME 3.14. Newbie Tony Ireland shares his story and Michael Hall shares why he uses Open Source.

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Red Hat CTO unexpectedly quits, amid rumors of executive 'friction'

No-one among the rank and file at Red Hat seem to have seen this coming. In a move the Linux giant's staffers said was "shocking" and a "punch in the gut," long-time Red Hat chief technology officer Brian Stevens has resigned. In a short press release, the company announced: "Brian Stevens will step down as CTO." In the same release, Red Hat's president and chief executive Jim Whitehurst said, "We want to thank Brian for his years of service and numerous contributions to Red Hat’s business. We wish him well in his future endeavors." Read more

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Shortlist of open source software used at NASA lab

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GSoC: Thumping the Malaria and voyaging in cosmos with KStars

Let's talk about my project now. KStars is desktop planetarium application under KDE Education Projects. I developed QML based cool interface to enable users to browse through image database of community of astrophotographers (i.e. astrobin.com) which contains more than 1,20,000 (number is increasing everyday) real time and very high resolution images along with various information related to them (i.e. Date on which image was captured, Bortle Dark-Sky Scale, RA Centre, DEC Centre, Telescope or Camera used, Description added by astrophotographer etc). I am sure that this browser will enthrall school children by showing them real time images of stars and galaxies located at hundreds of light year far from earth. Read more