While work is well and truly underway to help Linux overcome the 'Year 2038 problem', Torvalds has shot down a slew of patches targeting its virtual filesystem switch kernel interface.
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Developer Devolver Digital has announced that gamers who purchase the $7,500 Ultimate Edition of its upcoming game, Omnibus, will get the original soundtrack used in it, as well as a real life bus.
Valve's hugely popular DOTA 2 is due to receive an update next week which will bring support for the newly released Vulkan API. The Vulkan API is better suited to run over multiple cores than OpenGL.
Steam is best known as a gaming platform, but Valve is expanding its entertainment line-up through a partnership with Lionsgate, offering over 100 movies for rental, including some major franchises.
Some hard working developers have figured out how to run Linux GUI apps side-by-side with Windows 10 interface apps, within the Windows 10 interface, all thanks to bash on Windows 10.
While Linux has dominated smartphones, tablet and servers, it has struggled to replicate that success on the desktop prompting an upbeat Torvalds to admit that he is "still working on it".
If you were a fan of the classic 80's title Marble Madness, you're sure to find some feelings of nostalgia for Lightning Rock's 'Marble Mountain'. The marble puzzle title is now available via Steam.
Steam's stats for March are in and they show a continued decline in overall Steam for Linux usage. Windows 10 is continuing to steal market share from old Windows versions as it gains on Windows 7.
Earlier today at Microsoft's Build keynote, the firm announced that Bash would be available for Windows 10. In a new Channel 9 video, they show off the Linux command line and what it's capable of.
Continuing its push to integrate open-source technologies in Windows, Microsoft just gave the developer community an exciting piece of news by announcing Bash for Windows.
The tech giant has recently announced plans to retire the Chrome App launcher for Windows, Mac, and Linux users, one of the reasons being that not many of you actually use it.
Apple has pushed Swift 2.2 out the door. The update is the first since the language was open-sourced. It received 212 non-Apple contributions and brings Linux support.
Last week, Microsoft announced it would be bringing its SQL Server product to Linux. Now the move seems to be a big winner, with thousands of companies signing up to try the beta of the product.
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In a stunning announcement, Microsoft has said that it will be releasing one of its most profitable enterprise software packages, SQL Server 2016, on enterprise Linux distributions.
Windows 10 64-bit is now used by 34.01% of Steam gamers, just behind Windows 7 64-bit on 34.21% - but when you combine the 32- and 64-bit variants of each OS, the gap between them remains much larger.
Notorious piracy app Popcorn Time has come back from the dead. The team behind the revival will not be actively developing it but will focus on bug fixes and making sure everything runs smoothly.
After reaching 100m active monthly users, Telegram has introduced channels 2.0. This update greatly improves channels, bringing features like admin signing and silent messages.
Linux Mint users have received an update to the mintUpdate package which will alert users if they're infected with the TSUNAMI backdoor. The backdoor can give hackers remote access to systems.
A new study examines the relationship between piracy and operating system usage. Interestingly, piracy actually helps Microsoft retain more Windows users as it stops them moving to Linux.
The Linux Mint founder, Clement Lefebvre, announced that a malicious ISO was hosted on the site on Saturday. Users should re-download a new ISO and reinstall their Mint installs if affected.
Debian has announced the imminent end-of-life of Debian 6 which was launched five years ago. The LTS team will now turn its focus to Debian 7 which will get support until May 2018.
Brendan Eich, Mozilla's Ex-CEO, has unveiled a new browser called Brave. The browser aims to strike a balance between user privacy and being fair to publishers, ensuring they get ad revenues.
A zero-day exploit was found in the Linux kernel, which leaves hundreds of millions vulnerable to attack. Android users are most vulnerable due to lack of security patches and outdated OS versions.
With the next major release of Linux Mint fast approaching we find out the codename for the new release and what changes we can expect from the upcoming release.
Ian Murdock, the founder of the Debian project and its leader for three years, passed away on Monday night at the age of 42. Both his last employer - Docker - and Debian published obituaries.
In 2016 we may finally see Ubuntu achieve its convergence goal. This will see the same OS run across phones, tablets and desktops. It's unclear if this functionality will arrive for the LTS release.
Mark Shuttleworth set a goal of reaching 200 million users in 2015. Unfortunately they have not made this expectation a reality but they could achieve it in the future with new offerings.
Security researchers have discovered a way to bypass login screen security on various Linux distributions. The bypass allows access to a shell which would allow an attacker to maliciously modify a PC.
Over the last few years, Microsoft has started to embrace Linux, and has now announced that it's providing a certification for those that master Linux on its Azure service.
At an event in San Francisco, Qualcomm displayed a prototype of a 24 core, 64-bit socketed CPU running enterprise linux software, aimed at massive web companies like Google and Facebook.
China has been planning to ditch Windows for a long time, after the support for Windows XP got cut off. In line with this, the country's homemade OS, NeoKylin has recently been showcased.
In April of this year, Microsoft released a preview of Visual Studio Code, a refined editor for Mac, Linux and of course, Windows. In the last 3 months, it has been downloaded more than 500,000 times.
After launching earlier this month in the US and UK, Microsoft's new Skype for Web (Beta) is available around the world from today, and now supports instant messaging for Chromebook and Linux users.
Like the first Ubuntu OS phone, the new BQ Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition is based on an existing Android handset, with a 5-inch 720p display, 1GB RAM, 16GB storage and 13MP camera with dual-LED flash.
On Friday we learned what sort of rig Oculus Rift owners should have to experience the VR headset "at its peak" the team followed up with a post that OSX and Linux development has been paused.
At its Build 2015 developer conference, Microsoft has announced it is releasing a free cross-platform code editor that will enable many developers to write modern apps for web, cloud, and mobile.
Google has released its ARC software in beta, and it allows users to run Android apps on their desktop or laptop machines through Chrome, version 40 or higher.
Microsoft has shifted responsibility to OEMs to decide whether to implement Secure Boot on new PCs, allowing them to lock out Linux and other alternative operating systems.
Latest research report about security vulnerabilities has revealed that Windows is not the most vulnerable operating system anymore with lesser reported threats than Mac OS and the Linux kernel.
The latest "Who writes Linux?" report from the Linux Foundation has revealed that Intel has leapfrogged Red Hat to become the top contributor to the Linux kernel development.
Microsoft has a couple of new features that are rolling out for Azure including support for HDInsight running on Ubuntu and general availability of Azure Machine Learning.
Use Steam on Linux? then it's a good idea to back up everything you own (and then unmount your external storage) before attempting to debug or move the Steam folder... or you might lose everything.
Microsoft has announced today that the full service-side .Net .NET Core stack will be open sourced, from ASP.NET 5 down to the Common Language Runtime and Base Class Libraries.
Microsoft has released a new tool that allows you to test the latest version of Internet Explorer from Windows 10 Technical Preview on any operating system - and that includes iOS too.
For the spec lovers, this is a TV box to check out. 32 GB storage, 4 GB RAM, 802.11ac WiFI and a mammoth eight cores are packed into this Android TV box. Oh, and it scores 55,000 on Antutu!
Microsoft is building in a new framework for PowerShell that works as a package manager and anyone who has used Linux before will welcome this feature with open arms.
Apple has launched bug fixes for the various currently supported versions of Mac OS X to address the recently discovered serious security flaw in Bash, known as "Shellshock"