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Meet ‘World Beyond Windows,’ the new PCWorld column dedicated to Linux, Chrome OS, and anything but Windows

The PC ecosystem extends far beyond the Microsoft campus. Welcome to the World Beyond Windows.

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Linux botnet 'Mayhem' spreads through Shellshock exploits

The botnet targets Web servers that haven't been patched for recent vulnerabilities found in the Bash Linux shell

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Netflix comes to Linux via Ubuntu and Chrome

Chrome users can just head to Netflix’s site to start streaming.

Steam for Linux tops 700 games as big-name games increasingly call it home

Surpassing 700 Steam for Linux titles and snagging Borderlands 2 is only the beginning.

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Meet Linux kernel 3.17's best new features: Xbox One controller support, laptop 'free fall' protection, and more

Linux 3.17 is out, and most of the new features are designed to make your hardware play nice with the open-source operating system.

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How GNOME 3.14 is winning back disillusioned Linux users

After GNOME 3's radical changes turned off legions of Linux users, GNOME 3.14's tweaks are bringing lost sheep back into the fold.

OpenVPN servers can be vulnerable to Shellshock Bash vulnerability

Some OpenVPN configuration options open remote attack vectors for Bash vulnerabilities, the VPN provider warns.

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Improved patch tackles new Shellshock Bash bug attack vectors

Two new exploitable issues were found in the Bash shell and could lead to remote code execution, researcher warns

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Safe from Shellshock: How to protect your home computer from the Bash shell bug

The 'Shellshock' Bash shell bug is a big deal, but it's relatively easy to keep your home PC safe.

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'Bigger than Heartbleed' Shellshock flaw leaves OS X, Linux, more open to attack

The good news: Patches are already rolling out. The bad news: This devastating vulnerability could be around for a long, long time.