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Why I'm excited for Linux Mint 16, even though I don't like Mint

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Every six months, my world gets thrown into a state of pure, blissful chaos.

New, major versions of the big Linux distributions tend to hit every half year - one batch in the spring, another in the fall. As a person for whom the "Linux Enthusiast" moniker certainly applies, I have grown accustomed to this bi-annual state of unrest.

Case in point: Over the next six weeks, we will see big new releases of Ubuntu (13.10), openSUSE (13.1) and Fedora (20).

Do I absolutely need to install each of them? No. Of course not.

Will I? You bet your bottom I will.

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