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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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Fedora 20 KDE, Baconless Ubuntu, and Witcher's Bad Spell

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It may look awesome according to Softpedia, but "something's funky" in the Fedora 20 KDE stack says Phoronix. Bryan Lunduke wonders what Ubuntu will be like without Jono Bacon. And in an update to last night's Witcher 2 Linux port report, gamers aren't pleased.

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Bacon Leaves Canonical, Red Hat Chief, and Witcher 2 on Sale

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Our top story tonight is Ubuntu Community Manager Jono Bacon is leaving Canonical for more fertile grounds. In other news, Michael Tiemann, Red Hat Vice President of Open Source Affairs, has recently been accused, at least by software, of violating copyright claims. Another long awaited gaming experience has finally come to Linux in Witcher 2 - and at a heck of a price. This and more in tonight's Linux news recap.

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Witch Hunts, KDE's Gamble, and Blue Pup

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Topping today's Linux news, Matt Asay says the Open Source witch hunts are back with a vengeance. Bruce Byfield discusses what he's calling "KDE's risky gamble" on their new interface. Lastly, Jack Germain testdrives Blue Pup Linux and Steam streaming is out of beta.

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Fedora Shake Up, Linus Interviewed, and Mint 16 Reviewed

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Our top story tonight Fedora project lead has tendered her resignation saying it's about time. In other news, Linus Torvalds, father of Linux, was interviewed by TechScape's Bill Robinson. And finally, Gary Newell blogged about his recent experiences with Linux Mint 16.

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The Systemd Saga, Into the Vortex, and a Minty RC

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In today's Linux news, Katherine Noyes slogs the blogosphere in search of alternatives to systemd, with little success it seems. Jesse Smiths falls into VortexBox 2.3, a distribution for music servers and jukeboxes. Jamie Watson reviews Mint 17 RC and a user survey puts Ubuntu ahead of Red Hat in the OpenStack race.

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Whitehurst Speaks, Enlightenment Linux, and Linus Wants You

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In today's news Jim Whitehurst, Red Hat CEO, shares words of wisdom with graduates of the Campbell University Law School. Enlightenment is examined in all its incarnations. And Linus Torvalds posts a new video to encourage folks to sign up for Introduction to Linux.

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Top 10 Desktops, Linux Jobs, and Fedora 21 Wallpapers

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In today's Linux news, www.makeuseof.com briefs users on the top 10 Linux desktops. Jack Germain discusses some of the challenges of migrating to Linux. Katherine Noyes takes another look at the Linux job market. Fedora 21 needs supplementary wallpapers and Sam Varghese introduces a new generation to the Debian Administrator's Handbook. That and more in today's Linux community news.

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Is Linux Secure, Old Flaw Fixed, and Patchin

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Today in Linux news, an old kernel security bug was patched and Matt Hartley asks if Linux is secure. iTWire.com compares non-reboot kernel updaters SUSE kGraft and Red Hat's kpatch. Red Hat opens a new office in the Orient and Bryan Lunduke helps us understand Fedora.NEXT.

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