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Submission + - Linux Mint 17.3 Officially Released

prisoninmate writes: On the first day of December, Softpedia was the first to announce the availability for download of the Linux Mint 17.3 "Rosa" operating system, despite the fact that no official announcement was made. A few days later, it turned out that the Linux Mint project had a critical hardware issue with their servers, for which the devs apologized, so most of the website and forums were down for at least two days, but luckily the ISO images of Linux Mint 17.3 "Rosa" were hosted on various mirrors around the world. On December 4, 2015, the Linux Mint developers managed to restore everything back, as well as to publish official announcements for both the Linux Mint 17.3 "Rosa" Cinnamon Edition and Linux Mint 17.3 "Rosa" MATE Edition operating systems. Here's what's new!

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Porsche approves its electric Tesla killer
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Submission + - Astronomers Identify the Sun's Long-Lost Sister 1

An anonymous reader writes: A team of researchers led by astronomer Ivan Ramirez of the University of Texas — Austin has identified the first 'sibling' of the sun, a star almost certainly born from the same cloud of gas and dust as our star. 'Astronomers had been observing the star for almost two decades without realizing it's the long-lost sister of the Sun. No doubt we have catalogued other solar siblings whose common heritage has yet to be discovered. Indeed, the UT team, lead by astronomer Ivan Ramirez, is confident that the identification of HD 162826 is just the beginning. “We want to know where we were born,” Ramirez said in a statement. “If we can figure out in what part of the galaxy the Sun formed, we can constrain conditions on the early solar system. That could help us understand why we are here.”'

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