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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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AMD's Radeon Software Crimson doesn't live up to the hype on Linux

AMD's vaunted new Radeon Software Crimson delivers improved performance and a slick new interface on Windows, but doesn't offer much for Linux gamers.

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Microsoft Visual Studio tweaks shower Linux with more love

Microsoft said it loves Linux now, and new tweaks to Visual Studio will appeal to open-source loving developers.

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Losing steam? PC partners avoid Steam Machines as testing shows poor performance vs. Windows

Steam Machines launched with great fanfare last week, but Valve's living room gaming PC lineup was lacking some supporters—and gaming performance.

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How to get beautiful new wallpapers on your Chromebook every day

Extensions from Google and Bing can help beautify your Chromebook's desktop with next to no effort on your end.

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Why Valve's Steam Machines face an uphill battle with PC gamers

Valve's Steam Machines are finally here, ready to drag PC gaming into your living room, but the world has changed since their launch was delayed.


OpenSUSE Leap fuses enterprise-grade stability with cutting-edge software

Over the last year, the OpenSUSE community transformed its development process and now promises us "the first hybrid Linux distribution"—OpenSUSE Leap.


After beating Dark Souls and Pokemon, Twitch is installing Arch Linux

Twitch is using the power of the crowd to install Arch Linux, but a mischievous botnet attempted to take over and install Gentoo Linux, instead.


Fedora 23 lands with GNOME 3.18, Wayland progress, and a new upgrade system

The newest version of Fedora is here, making life easier for PC users today while simultaneously paving the way for the future.


Kubuntu's founder resigns, accuses Canonical of defrauding donors and violating copyright

Kubuntu Linux founder Jonathan Riddell has stepped away from the project while leveling blistering accusations towards the Ubuntu Community Council and Canonical.

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What's new in 6 Ubuntu 15.10 offshoot 'flavors,' from Kubuntu to Ubuntu GNOME

Ubuntu 15.10 "Wily Werewolf" didn't have many notable changes, but its official offshoots shake things up a bit.


Ubuntu 15.10 'Wily Werewolf' arrives with few changes as Ubuntu Phone work continues

The latest version of Ubuntu is here, but you won't find much beyond software version bumps in Wily Werewolf.

Ubuntu delays PC-phone convergence as Microsoft's Windows 10 forges ahead

Ubuntu's vision of a phone that doubles as a PC was quietly delayed, while Microsoft's Windows 10 Phones will launch next month.


How to get the latest version of Flash on Firefox for Linux after Adobe's abandonment

Adobe abandoned Firefox for Linux users years ago, but new compatibility layer software can help you ditch your outdated Flash version for the latest code.


Valve polishes up SteamOS 2.0 ahead of impending Steam Machine launch

Valve's getting its ducks in a row before the widespread launch of Steam Machines in November.

Android devices will soon run Windows software thanks to CrossOver and Wine

CrossOver and Wine have long been famous for helping Windows software run on Linux, and now they're coming to Android.