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Chris Hoffman is a tech geek who's been writing about everything technology-related for years. When he's not writing about gadgets and software, he's probably using them in his spare time.

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Why Linux gamers shouldn't preorder the Oculus Rift

Oculus Rift has the cachet, but it doesn't have Linux support yet. Better options for Linux gamers may come from competitors on the horizon.

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What Remix OS means for Android on PCs

Jide’s Remix OS brings multitasking, windows, and a taskbar to Android, and you can run it on a PC. Even in alpha, the fledgling OS is an intriguing look at what could be.

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Don't believe the hype: That GRUB backspace bug wasn't a big deal

True, the GRUB bug wasn’t great, but most Linux users don’t use or need a GRUB password at all.

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Linux love and Steam Machines: The World Beyond Windows' 10 biggest stories of 2015

From Steam Machines to Chrome OS confusion to Linux getting love—and staying awesome—these are the biggest stories from the World Beyond Windows in 2015.

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Purism's Librem 13 laptop will come with Qubes OS installed

The security-focused operating system and freedom-loving laptop manufacturer seem made for each other.

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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS will dump the Ubuntu Software Center for GNOME Software

Users will get a more modern software hub in place of the neglected and deteriorating Software Center.

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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS won't send local searches over the web by default

The Unity 8 desktop isn't ready yet, but all Ubuntu users will soon benefit from its more privacy-friendly approach.


Linux Mint 17.3 'Rosa' offers Linux Mint's most polished desktop experience yet

While other Linux operating systems dabble in cutting-edge features, Linux Mint 17.3 relentlessly focuses on the desktop experience.

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Apple's Swift programming language is now open-source and available on Linux

Apple's Swift now supports Linux, but don't think you'll be playing iOS games on Ubuntu anytime soon.

Google's killing Chrome support for 32-bit Linux, Ubuntu 12.04, and Debian 7

Google's killing Chrome support for 32-bit Linux machines, but don't worry: You have options.