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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.

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Microsoft really has changed, Linux Foundation chief says

Microsoft made waves when it announced that it joined the Linux Foundation, but some are skeptical of the company's motives. Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin says that this isn't a case of Microsoft trying to kill Linux, though.

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Microsoft's open source love fest continues as it joins Linux Foundation

Over the past few years, Microsoft has been pushing its love of Linux and open source, and now it's joined the Linux Foundation.

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3 encryption tools for Linux that will keep your data safe

Know the pros and cons of Linux encryption methods, whether it's PGP, full-disk encryption, or an encrypted container.

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5 terminal commands every Linux newbie should know

Sometimes you'll need to use the terminal, but it's not as scary as you think.

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35 great PC games for Linux and Steam Machines

The promise of SteamOS has lured several dozen big-name games to Linux PCs. Here are some of the best Linux PC games you can play today.

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5 reasons to opt for a Linux rolling distro vs. a standard release

When it comes to Linux distributions, there two main methods for releasing software: a versioned system or a rolling release. Know which one is better for your needs.

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System76 brings Ubuntu to $699 laptop with Kaby Lake chips

If Windows 10 isn't your cup of tea, there's a new Ubuntu laptop from System76 with Intel's new Kaby Lake chip that won't burn your wallet.

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How to keep your Linux PC safe from exploits

The 9-year-old Dirty COW vulnerability was recently fixed, if you're running a patched kernal. Here's how to know if your Linux is safe.

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How to recover lost data using TestDisk

This free open-source tool can save a partition that's been overwritten and recover lost files.

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Easy-to-exploit rooting flaw puts Linux PCs at risk

The maintainers of Linux distributions are rushing to patch a privilege escalation vulnerability that's already being exploited in the wild and poses a serious risk to Linux based servers, desktops and other devices.

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Celebrating 12 years of Ubuntu: A look back at a Linux flagbearer

Founder Mark Shuttleworth announced the first public release of Ubuntu – version 4.10, or “Warty Warthog” – on Oct. 20, 2004. Here's a look back at the history of Ubuntu, one of open-source software’s biggest public standard-bearers

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How to benchmark your Linux system

While the most common PC benchmarks are specific to Windows, there are a number of benchmarks available to Linux systems, and most of them are free.

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Google's graveyard: 8 products Google killed in 2016

Google+ lives on, but many other Google offerings will no longer be able to say that by the end of 2016. Pay your respects at the Google Graveyard 2016.