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Linux gaming rising: 25 killer PC games that call Linux home

It's taken a long time and the promise of SteamOS, but more and more big-name games are finally becoming Linux natives. Here's a sampling.

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Ubuntu 14.04.2 arrives with updated hardware support and a new Linux kernel

The latest Ubuntu Long Term Support update plays nice with new hardware.

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Fully sandboxed, cross-distro Linux apps are almost here

More than a mere dream, the GNOME-affiliated Sandboxed Applications project is making sandboxed, distro-agnostic software a reality.

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A eulogy to CrunchBang, the Linux distro that time passed by

One of Linux's strengths is the ease with which you can roll your own distro to scratch a niche itch. But sometimes those distributions fade away, as highlighted by CrunchBang's recent death.

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Sneaky Linux malware comes with sophisticated custom-built rootkit

XOR.DDoS is distributed through SSH brute-force password guessing attacks

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Google Drive for Linux images leak after years of promises

A recent Google Drive for Mac update hid some interesting gems: Hidden screenshots of the long-promised Drive for Linux.

Watch out DirectX 12! Valve, Khronos to reveal next-gen OpenGL successor at GDC

Details about glNext, the next-gen OpenGL successor, will be revealed at GDC in March. Should DirectX 12 and AMD's Mantle be scared?

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Dell's line of Linux laptops expands to include new MacBook Pro competitor

Dell's 'Project Sputnik' is expanding to offer Linux on the M3800 workstation and the revamped, MacBook Air-killing XPS 13 Ultrabook.

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Critical 'Ghost' Linux flaw can be exploited through WordPress, other PHP apps

Some Web applications written in PHP call a vulnerable glibc function, potentially opening the door to attacks.

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Scary 'Ghost' vulnerability leaves Linux systems vulnerable to possession

The flaw in the GNU C Library can be exploited remotely for full control, according to Qualys