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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.

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Why your Linux PC isn't vulnerable to the devastating XOR DDoS malware

Yes, there's a nasty new botnet infecting Linux devices, but your personal PC is probably safe. Here's why.

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GNOME 3.18 lands with Google Drive, integrated Linux firmware updates, new apps

Google Drive is finally on Linux, but that's not the only major improvement in GNOME 3.18

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Installing Linux on a Chromebook: What you need to know

Installing Linux on a Chromebook isn't difficult--if you know what you're doing.

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AMD Catalyst 15.9 Linux driver is out with tweaks and fixes for Linux gamers

AMD's new Linux drivers promise fixes in games like Shadow of Mordor and DIRT Showdown.

GNOME bakes in native Drive integration as Google's cloud continues to shun Linux

After years of broken promises from Google about Linux support, GNOME desktop is taking matters into its own hands and natively integrating Google Drive into its file system.


Touchscreen Chromebooks are everywhere, but how well do they work?

Google's been slowly baking more and more touchscreen support into Chromebooks, but there's still a ways to go.

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Kubuntu 15.10 will use KDE's polished Plasma 5.4 desktop

In a sea of same-y feeling Linux desktops, KDE's Plasma 5.4 is a breath of fresh air--and it's coming to Kubuntu 15.10.

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How to find out if your PC is compatible with Linux

Can your PC run Linux? Probably. But here's how to find out for sure.

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Meet Kali Linux 2.0, a distro built to hammer your security

The newest version of Kali Linux is built so you can update its penetration testing tools with less hassle.

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How Ubuntu's making it easier for Linux gamers to get the latest graphics drivers

Ubuntu Linux is miming Windows 10's approach to updating graphics drivers--but keeping it fully optional.