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Apple Copies Ubuntu, Pimping Scientific, and 500 Steam Games

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Jack Wallen today reported that Apple has introduced software that reminds him a whole lot of Ubuntu Unity Scopes. Dedoimedo.com has "the ultimate Scientific Linux pimping guide." And finally in today's Linux news, Phoronix.com is reporting that there are now 500 games on Steam for Linux.

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Kali, Makulu, and Robo Linuxes

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In today's Linux news, LinuxInsider has a review of RoboLinux saying it "smooths the Linux migration path." Makulu Linux 6.1 is said to be "big, beautiful, and fun." A new flaw has been patched and Shawn Powers discusses the new Linux professional.

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Linux Mint 17 Review Round-Up

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Reviews of Linux Mint 17 dominated the news feeds today. Our round-up includes five reviews, video tour, and a screenshot slideshow. It's probably not much of a surprise, but consensus is two thumbs up for Linux Mint 17.

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New Fedora Leader, Open Source Security, and Saving TrueCrypt

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In today's Linux news, a new project manager is named for Fedora. Nick Heath says Open Source is more secure because of a "heightened focus on quality controls." And a team of developers are trying to save TrueCrypt one way or another.

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Linux.conf.au Broke, Another Bug, and Mint 17 Released

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There's a lot of news to catch up on today in Linuxsphere. Our top story tonight is an email from the Linux Australia 2014 conference saying that despite a $40,000 funding shortage. In other news, the "son of heartbleed" has been announced and CBRonline.com says you should be worried. Linux Mint 17 was released over the weekend and Distrowatch.com reviews OpenMandriva 2014.0. And finally tonight, LinuxInsider probes "TrueCrypt's Mysterious Vanishing Act."

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Deep in-to Linux, Torvalds Tweets, and Top Distros

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Topping the Linux news this evening is a look at the five most popular Linux distributions by ZDNet's Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols. Also tonight, Jennifer Cloer asks Linus Torvalds about the meanest tweets he's received. And finally tonight, Jack M. Germain looks at Deepin Linux and Jack Wallen asks if Cinnamon is a worthy replacement for Unity?

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First Look Unreal Tournament, Tangiers Trailer, and Ubuntu Surface

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Today in Linux news is a first look at the new upcoming Unreal Tournament. A weird crowd-sourcing game has released a trailer and estimated release date. In other news, Ubuntu has proven effective at running the Surface Pro 3 and SUSE Studio boasts over a million users.

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Kali, Fedora, and Handy Linuxes

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Today in Linux news are two reviews and Fedora updates. HandyLinux is a new one on me, but DarkDuck not only heard of it but has reviewed it. Jamie Watson reviews Kali Linux 1.0.6. Matthew Miller posted five things about Fedora this week. Red Hat CEO to get big bonus if financial goals are met and Jack Wallen reviews the System76 Galago UltraPro.

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Fav Distros, LibreOffice 4.3 Beta, and Ungrateful Gamers

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Today's trek around the Linuxsphere found an article at LinuxInsider looking at bloggers favorite Linux distributions. LibreOffice 4.3 Beta 1 was released and folks are looking forward already. And Softpedia.com asks if Linux gamers are a bit ungrateful for biting the hand that fed them the Witcher 2 wrapper.

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Mint 17 the Best, Foe to Friend, and KaOS Review

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Topping our coverage tonight, Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols declares Linux "Mint 17 the best Linux desktop to date." Terrence O'Brien describes his journey with Linux as from foe to friend, sort of. And finally tonight, KDE tablet Vivaldi appears to be defunct and KaOS gets the once-over.

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