Chris HoffmanContributor, PCWorld

Chris Hoffman is a tech geek who's been writing about everything technology-related for years. When he's not writing about gadgets and software, he's probably using them in his spare time.

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Mozilla is stopping all commercial development on Firefox OS

Panasonic will have to maintain those Firefox OS smart TVs on its own.

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Chromebooks get stable Android apps as Andromeda rumors swirl

Chrome OS and Android are combining right under our noses.

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If Linux won't install on your laptop, blame Intel not Microsoft

Intel's new power management features aren't supported on Linux.

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Chrome 53 gets Web Bluetooth as Google phases out Chrome apps

The Web Bluetooth support in Chrome 53 makes it possible to control your smart appliances from within a browser rather than relying on a smartphone app.

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Chromebooks are getting pressure-sensitive touchscreens

Chrome OS’s source code reveals support for pressure-sensitive screens similar to the 3D Touch screen on Apple's iPhone.

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Reports of OpenOffice's death have been greatly exaggerated

Apache OpenOffice has taken a backseat to LibreOffice, but its community of contributors is not ready to give up on the project.

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Spotify mails it in on Linux app

Spotify just updated its Linux app, but the streaming service has been without a Linux developer for more than a year.

Adobe revives Flash for Firefox on Linux after four-year lag

Updates will help keep Linux users secure, but Flash is still fading away.

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Google's Fuchsia OS is out in the open and shrouded in mystery

Because Fuchsia is open-source, anyone can take a look at its code, even though Google isn't saying much about its new operating system.

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KDE Connect links your Android phone with your Linux desktop

Receive your Android phone's notifications and reply to SMS messages from any Linux PC.

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Broken promises: Games that never made it to SteamOS and Linux

Many PC game developers have touted future support for SteamOS and Linux, but far too often that support has never arrived. The list of games that failed to make good on that promise may surprise you.

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Fedora project leader Matthew Miller talks world domination on Linux's 25th birthday

In its 25 years of existence, Linux has taken the world by storm, powering millions of servers, a countless number of embedded devices, and most of the smartphones in the world (thanks to Android).

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PowerShell is just Microsoft's latest open-source gift to developers

Microsoft's been showing Linux the love, but don't expect the company to start making much open-source software available to Linux desktop users.

Firefox for Linux will soon support Netflix and Amazon videos

In order for Firefox for Linux to play encrypted HTML5 video, some closed-source code is required, which could rankle open-source purists.

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How to get Bash on Windows 10 with the Anniversary Update

Presently, Bash in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update is based on Ubuntu 14.04, but Microsoft is working on support for the newer Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, too.