Microsoft promised to update Skype for Linux Alpha every two weeks, and so far it's following through, promptly adding some new useful features to the client.
Canonical will support Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with updates until 2020.
It's now possible to install Steam and Windows-only games on your Chromebook. Using CrossOver for Android, a Windows compatibility layer runs on an Android compatibility layer.
Ubuntu's Unity desktop doesn't run properly on Windows 10, and neither do many other Linux applications.
Skype for Linux Alpha is based on Skype for Web, and Microsoft's active development of the client will benefit users of Chromebooks as well as Linux.
The first new major release of Linux Mint in two years features Ubuntu 16.04 underpinnings and a host of new features, while work on Linux Mint 18.1 is already underway.
Video calls aren't here yet, but audio calls work well.
It’s available for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and SteamOS, but it only supports newer hardware.
Linux 32-bit support is going away. According to developers, it's too much hassle to support, for a decreasing numbers of users. “I know some people passionately enjoy their old 32-bit hardware, but I think now’s the time to consider letting it go,” said OpenSUSe's Richard Brown.
It's super-easy to reinstall Windows 10 or 8, and not much more difficult to reinstall Windows 7. Use these tips to get the most out of a reinstall.
You’ll be eligible to receive $55 if you used Linux on your PS3, if the settlement is accepted.
Chromebooks become much more powerful with full access to Google Play.
The Linux distribution known for innovation doesn't yet feature Wayland as its default display server, but it could by the next release.
Snap packages will make it easier for developers, allowing them to code once for a variety of Linux distributions.
Linux Mint 18 includes a move to an Ubuntu 16.04 base, adoption of the controversial systemd, and improvements to the desktop.
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