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Ubuntu, Red Hat, and the Good Samaritan

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In today's Linux news are several Ubuntu topics ranging from a review to a Shuttleworth interview. In other news, Red Hat is still struggling on Wall Street, but there's cause for optimism. And finally, The Telegraph published a review of The Samaritan Paradox.

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Preventing Heartbleeds, Red Hat Oversold, and Lightworks Review

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"Lightworks for Linux Is Finally Here" says www.maketecheasier.com. The article states that after a 3-year beta cycle, a stable version was released in January. "It is completely free to use (the basic version, at least) and has a lot of features to offer to an amateur as well as a professional editor." Their bottom line is, "If you’re looking for professional grade video editing software for Linux, look no further than Lightworks!" See the full article for all the details.

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Red Hat, Fedora, & CentOS - and More

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With Red Hat's public release of version 7 Release Candidate, some folks are putting it through its paces. Phoronix has some benchmarks and preliminary remarks. Also, Jay Lyman looks further into the recent Red Hat CentOS cooperation agreement. In other news, a new beginners Linux course has emerged, Shuttleworth named the next Ubuntu, and a review of Puppy Arcade 11 is highlighted.

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Linux Kernel Song, Think Before Switching, and RH RC Ready

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In today's Linux news, Paul McNamara is reporting that a band has released " its debut album as a Linux kernel module." InfoWorld.com is saying folks need to think long and hard before replacing XP with Linux. And, as promised, Red Hat 7 RC is ready for public consumption. In addition, reviews for Ubuntu's latest mixed.

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Cern Deploys Red Hat, Continued Heartbleed Heartache, & a CentOS Desktop

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Cern, "the European Organization for Nuclear Research" and probably best known for the Large Hadron Collider, has chosen Red Hat for its mission critical systems according to a report on ComputerWorlduk.com. Elsewhere, folks are still all worked up over Heartbleed, but some say its beyond the little guy - so relax. Finally today, Chris Clay at ZDNet.com has deployed CentOS on his desktop. How'd that work out?

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Reviews, Indecent Proposal, and Ubuntu Graduation

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Today brings two new reviews. Jesse Smith reviews Linux Mint Debian Edition 201403 in today's Distrowatch Weekly and Jamie Watson posts his latest hands-on. Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols says folks don't care about operating systems anymore. Matt Hartley has a few suggestions for those ready to graduate from Ubuntu. All this and more in tonight's Linux news review.

Jesse Smith tested the latest LMDE in this week's Distrowatch Weekly. He found a few bugs but Smith says it "lives up to its description" of having "rough edges." With all its "nasty surprises" Smith suggests folks just stick with the Ubuntu-based version of Mint. But see his full review for all the details.

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83rd Annual Academy Awards Winners

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Well, I've kinda lost a lot of interest in the movie world this past year. I still watch movies occasionally, but couldn't get too excited about the Academy Awards. Nevertheless, since it's a tradition around here to cover some of the winners, here are the big categories.

Linux Got Game!

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The myth of no games for Linux has been proven false over the last few years through several articles listing all available. Some told where to get them and others how to install them. That's fine for the casual gamer, but how about an operating system designed for the gaming enthusiast? Would you like to install an operating system that has some tools for everyday use, but also sports lots and lots of games at the ready? Yes, Linux got game - and no where is this more obvious than in Supergamer Supreme.

A great new theme for PCLinuxOS 2009.1

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For those who wish a new theme for their PCLinuxOS 2009.1 desktops, a nice one just showed up in repositories. It features a much softer look than the shipped theme and I'll show you the steps to install it.

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