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Why Linux users should worry about malware and what they can do about it

From updates, to VPNs, to firewalls and AV, there are several steps Linux users should take to stay safe.

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2017 could be the year of the sandboxed app

AppImages, snaps, and flatpaks will all try to make installing and running software on desktop Linux easier and safer.

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The first Endless budget PC hits the U.S., and wants to teach you how to code

Endless, which previously sold a $79 PC to the developing world, has gone "upscale" with a $249 PC that doubles as a coding tutor.

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Bye bye, 2016: The Linux, Chromebook, and open-source stories of the year

A lot has happened in the world of open-source in 2016. Let's recap.

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Raspberry Pi's gorgeous Pixel desktop can now reinvigorate old PCs and Macs

The Raspberry Pi Pixel desktop experience is now available as an early version for x86-based Mac and Windows PCs.

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4 easy Linux projects for newbies and intermediate users

Try a new Linux distro, create and OpenPGP keypair, set up your backup scheme, or build a NAS. Any of these projects will help you become a more experienced Linux user.

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This Raspberry Pi-like Intel computer can be a powerful Ubuntu 16.04 Linux PC

If you want a PC with Ubuntu Linux, you can turn to Intel's Joule single-board computer instead of buying a more expensive PC.

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Google Keep for Chrome adds drawing tools for doodling in notes

You can now use Google Keep to add drawings to notes, but only in the Chrome app.

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PCWorld's December Digital Edition: Laptops of Luxury

Enjoy the best of PCWorld.com in a curated Digital Edition for Android and iOS.

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5 gifts under $50 for open-source geeks

Want to do some last-minute shopping for the Linux and open-source nerds in your life? Here are five great ideas.

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AMD strengthens gaming and VR on Linux with graphics improvements

Windows is the indisputable platform of choice for gaming and VR, but Linux is catching up fast as graphics companies ramp driver up and hardware support for the OS.

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Support open-source projects this giving season

There's a long tradition of donating to charities during the holidays. Open-source projects, which freely provide so many useful tools, are a deserving cause. Here are a few suggestions of how you can show your gratitude and give back.

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Fedora 25 makes Linux easy enough for anyone to try

Ubuntu, eat your heart out. Fedora 25 makes installation and setup simple enough for Linux newbies.

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This Ubuntu Linux laptop packs a 4K display and Nvidia's beastly GeForce GTX 1070

System76's Ubuntu-based Oryx Pro is a beastly Linux laptop loaded with features also found in some of the fastest Windows laptops.

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Microsoft just joined the Linux Foundation, but end users won't notice right away

Under Satya Nadella, Microsoft has changed its tune regarding Linux, but don't expect to see Microsoft applications on a Linux deskotp.