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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.


OpenSUSE Leap fuses enterprise-grade stability with cutting-edge software

Over the last year, the OpenSUSE community transformed its development process and now promises us "the first hybrid Linux distribution"—OpenSUSE Leap.


After beating Dark Souls and Pokemon, Twitch is installing Arch Linux

Twitch is using the power of the crowd to install Arch Linux, but a mischievous botnet attempted to take over and install Gentoo Linux, instead.


Fedora 23 lands with GNOME 3.18, Wayland progress, and a new upgrade system

The newest version of Fedora is here, making life easier for PC users today while simultaneously paving the way for the future.


Kubuntu's founder resigns, accuses Canonical of defrauding donors and violating copyright

Kubuntu Linux founder Jonathan Riddell has stepped away from the project while leveling blistering accusations towards the Ubuntu Community Council and Canonical.

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What's new in 6 Ubuntu 15.10 offshoot 'flavors,' from Kubuntu to Ubuntu GNOME

Ubuntu 15.10 "Wily Werewolf" didn't have many notable changes, but its official offshoots shake things up a bit.


Ubuntu 15.10 'Wily Werewolf' arrives with few changes as Ubuntu Phone work continues

The latest version of Ubuntu is here, but you won't find much beyond software version bumps in Wily Werewolf.

Ubuntu delays PC-phone convergence as Microsoft's Windows 10 forges ahead

Ubuntu's vision of a phone that doubles as a PC was quietly delayed, while Microsoft's Windows 10 Phones will launch next month.


How to get the latest version of Flash on Firefox for Linux after Adobe's abandonment

Adobe abandoned Firefox for Linux users years ago, but new compatibility layer software can help you ditch your outdated Flash version for the latest code.


Valve polishes up SteamOS 2.0 ahead of impending Steam Machine launch

Valve's getting its ducks in a row before the widespread launch of Steam Machines in November.

Android devices will soon run Windows software thanks to CrossOver and Wine

CrossOver and Wine have long been famous for helping Windows software run on Linux, and now they're coming to Android.

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Why your Linux PC isn't vulnerable to the devastating XOR DDoS malware

Yes, there's a nasty new botnet infecting Linux devices, but your personal PC is probably safe. Here's why.

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GNOME 3.18 lands with Google Drive, integrated Linux firmware updates, new apps

Google Drive is finally on Linux, but that's not the only major improvement in GNOME 3.18

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Installing Linux on a Chromebook: What you need to know

Installing Linux on a Chromebook isn't difficult--if you know what you're doing.

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AMD Catalyst 15.9 Linux driver is out with tweaks and fixes for Linux gamers

AMD's new Linux drivers promise fixes in games like Shadow of Mordor and DIRT Showdown.

GNOME bakes in native Drive integration as Google's cloud continues to shun Linux

After years of broken promises from Google about Linux support, GNOME desktop is taking matters into its own hands and natively integrating Google Drive into its file system.