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Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” MATE RC released!view story

http://blog.linuxmint.com – The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” MATE RC. Linux Mint 17 Qiana MATE Edition Linux Mint 17 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. (Distributions)

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Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” Cinnamon RC released!view story

http://blog.linuxmint.com – The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” Cinnamon RC. Linux Mint 17 Qiana Cinnamon Edition Linux Mint 17 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. (Distributions)

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Quantum computing inboundview story

http://forums.anandtech.com – Harvard researchers have succeeded in creating quantum switches that can be turned on and off using a single photon, a technological achievement that could pave the way for creating highly secure quantum networks. Quote: The chips use nanophotonic technology — essentially the ability to create “wiring” that can channel and control the pathway of light — to build opti (Hardware)

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Shutdown Hangs for 5 Minutes on Kubuntu 14.04view story

http://askubuntu.com – I've had persistent problems with a 5 minute hang at shutdown for the last three versions of Kubuntu (13.04, 13.10, and now 14.04). I suspect this is not a KDE-specific problem. Recently, I performed a fresh installation of Kubuntu 14.04 from a live-USB, and shutdown worked normally for about a week. The hang-up is now happening again, and I can't figure out why. (HowTos)

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Microsoft Cloud Bet?: $11M Land Deal for Giant Data Centerview story

http://thevarguy.com – Windows Azure, Office 365, Bing and Xbox Live to gain more processing power? Microsoft's big cloud computing bets on Office 365, Windows Azure, Xbox Live and Bing? Get this: Microsoft will pay $11 million to buy 200 acres of industrial land in rural Port of Quincy, Wash., to build a second data center there. read more (IT news)

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TalkAndroid Staff Picks: Best Android Phone for 2013view story

http://www.talkandroid.com – With Android, there is never a shortage of phones, but only a handful can be considered for the best of the year. It’s never an easy pick, but that isn’t a bad thing because it means Android fans have choice. Last year, each of us here at Talk Android made our picks for 2012, so we decided to do it again for 2013. (IT news)

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What Happened In Desktop Linux In 2013? Not Muchview story

http://thevarguy.com – Much like the overall IT industry, the Linux community shifted its focus to mobile and cloud computing. Desktop Linux saw few significant developments in 2013. Instead, Linux momentum was in the cloud, Big Data, mobile and embedded devices. read more (IT news)

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Archos To Launch A Line Of “Pebble-Like” Smartwatches For iOS And Android At CESview story

http://techcrunch.com – Archos just dropped a huge smattering of CES news in advance of the huge annual tech show, which kicks off next week in Las Vegas. (IT news)

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Linux Mint 16 “Petra” Xfce released!view story

http://blog.linuxmint.com – The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 16 “Petra” Xfce. Linux Mint 16 Petra Xfce Edition Xfce is a lightweight desktop environment which aims to be fast and low on system resources, while still being visually appealing and user friendly. (Distributions)

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Linux Mint 16 “Petra” KDE released!view story

http://blog.linuxmint.com – The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 16 “Petra” KDE. Linux Mint 16 Petra KDE Edition KDE is a vibrant, innovative, advanced, modern looking and full-featured desktop environment. (Distributions)