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Two Ubuntu Linux versions can now work with Secure Boot

Thursday's release of Ubuntu 12.04.2 brings the capability to users of Canonical's latest Long Term Support edition.

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Steam lands on Linux, revving up for a living room battle

The PC gaming service Steam is now available for Linux, accompanied by dozens of games and a Big Picture mode to accommodate play on TV.

Two Linux tablet projects take a step forward

As the PengPod line begins shipping, the KDE-powered 'Vivaldi' tablet sets a May target.

For a sneak peek at Ubuntu phones, try this Android app

Can't wait for Ubuntu phones to arrive? Now you can get a taste of what they will be like.

Secure boot loader now available to allow Linux to work on Windows 8 PCs

Freeing the way for independent Linux distributions to be installed on Windows 8 computers, the Linux Foundation releases software that will allow Linux to work with computers running the UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) firmware.

Not just Linux: Windows can 'brick' Samsung laptops too

'Do not use UEFI on any Samsung laptops,' developer advises

Raspberry Pi to get a video camera

A video camera board has been developed for the popular cut-price Raspberry PI computer.

Would Microsoft really bring Office to Linux?

Is an expanded base of Office users worth sacrificing yet another reason to stick with Windows?

KDE 4.10 delivers key updates across the board

Better support for mobile devices is among the many improvements brought by this new Linux desktop environment.

Which Linux distro is best? Survey says: Slackware

KDE, meanwhile, takes the crown for best desktop environment.