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Why Linux gamers with Radeon GPUs may want to avoid Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Gamers with Radeon hardware may want to wait before upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS as the OS moves away from AMD's fglrx driver.

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How Linux Mint is preventing future hacks and increasing security

Linux Mint is hardening its servers and planning changes to its operating system.


Linux usage on Steam continues to fall

Despite Valve's push, less than 1 percent of Steam gamers use Linux or SteamOS.

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Shashlik brings Android apps to Linux, and you can try it today

Ubuntu Phone could one day run Android apps thanks to this project.


Fedora project leader Matthew Miller reveals what's in store for Fedora in 2016

Fedora is still focused on developers—but developers want to play games on their laptops, too.

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'Iceweasel' will be renamed 'Firefox' as relations between Debian and Mozilla thaw

Debian will include Firefox, Thunderbird, Sunbird, and SeaMonkey once more.

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Valve's SteamOS now supports Vulkan, the cross-platform alternative to DirectX 12

Nvidia leads the pack, with Intel and AMD not far behind, signalling a new dawn for Linux gaming.

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Linux distros aren't updating WebKit, making web browsers and email clients vulnerable

Mozilla and Google do security updates properly; with WebKit, necessary patches are falling though the cracks.

LibreOffice 5.1 announcement

LibreOffice 5.1: The premier open-source office suite just keeps getting better

New features include streamlined menus and remote-server support.

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Canonical delivers on convergence with the Bq Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition

Canonical's first Ubuntu tablet ever can run your Linux desktop applications.

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KDE Neon offers the latest and greatest KDE software on a stable Ubuntu base

It's not a Linux distribution, but it's practically a new Ubuntu flavor.

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Google's Chrome Web Store lists malicious Chrome apps ahead of legit extensions

The Chrome Web Store is more interested in pushing Chrome apps than giving users the best search results.

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Ubuntu's Secure Boot support vulnerability threatens even Windows PCs

Canonical is working on a fix for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, but its old bootloaders will remain a problem.

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Bq's Ubuntu tablet could showcase long-awaited desktop-mobile convergence

Bq's tablet will be the first Ubuntu tablet, and the first chance for Linux fans to experience desktop-mobile convergence, with Canonical's Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, due to ship at the same time.


Valve adds Bluetooth, Xbox One Elite controller support to SteamOS

That Bluetooth support means you can use Sony’s DualShock 4 controller with a Steam Machine.