Holding true to its word, Valve has unleashed the first developer release of SteamVR for Linux with limited support for Nvidia and AMD graphics hardware in conjunction with the HTC Vive VR headset.
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After moving all its systems to LiMux (a portmanteau of Linux and München) back in 2009, the authorities are considering moving back to Windows based on recommendations from Accenture.
The Spanish company, Slimbook, has teamed up with the KDE community to make a powerful, ultra-thin laptop called KDE Slimbook. The device is available for pre-order and is expected to ship mid-March.
Cities: Skylines is celebrating its two-year anniversary on PC in March. It has since had three expansions and it looks like an Xbox version if finally on the way and will be shown at GDC 2017.
NetMarketShare's latest report shows that Windows 10 is now being used by nearly 25% of all users, with Windows 7 being utilized by almost 50%. The report indicates a positive trend for Microsoft.
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Trisquel 8.0 "Flidas" has been announced by Ruben Rodriguez on the Trisquel forums. The release marks a shift from GNOME 3 to MATE, the GNOME 2 fork which has stayed true to its traditional roots.
Skype for Linux has received another update, marking the 13th since its July release. This update introduces the ability to send SMS messages and includes a number of performance improvements.
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Valve has confirmed that it's "actively working" on SteamVR support for Linux and Apple's macOS, and says it hopes to offer its first beta for those platforms "in the next few months".
Microsoft has announced the first public preview of SQL Server on Linux which brings a number of performance improvements and updated versions of the company's flagship tools.
"Microsoft and the Linux Foundation may have had our disagreements in the past,", the Foundation's Jim Zemlin said today, "but one thing we've always agreed on is that developers are super-important."
A flaw has been uncovered in the Linux kernel that lets hackers easily take control of affected devices. The flaw, called Dirty COW has been around since 2007, but only now is being exploited.
Ubuntu has become the first Linux OS to allow users to enable live kernel patching on their systems -- for free. Users can enable live patching on three devices, for free, before having to pay.
Canonical has released Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak. The release will be supported until July 2017, just nine months away. The release brings minor improvements and includes a Unity 8 tech preview.
Skype has pushed the latest version of its Linux Alpha client. The update allows for video calls between Linux users. Some old versions will be disabled and users will need to update.
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With Linux Kernel 4.8 hot out of the oven this week, Microsoft's Surface 3 could become an attractive, low price option for Linux fans given the inclusion of new touchscreen drivers.
CompuLab and Linux Mint have teamed up to launch the latest edition to the MintBox line-up. This time the partners announced the MintBox Mini Pro, which will set buyers back $395.
Yesterday, a Reddit thread claimed that Lenovo was blocking Signature PCs from installing a third-party OS. Microsoft has now confirmed that it does not block users from doing so.
A single cross-platform app, codenamed 'Skype for Life' - for Windows, iOS, Android, macOS and Linux - is said to be in development, with Microsoft's existing Skype clients moving to maintenance mode.
Microsoft's Skype for Linux alpha app has gotten a few bug fixes with the latest release, marked version 1.7. The update includes a new layout for group calls and bug fixes for connectivity issues.
The Linux Mint team has released Linux Mint 18 KDE. The release comes with Plasma 5.6, the first Mint release to use to a Plasma 5 release. Mint 17.3 installs can't upgrade to Linux Mint 18.
The Elementary OS team have released a stable version of Loki which previously went through two betas. Loki is built on top of Ubuntu 16.04 and provides a number of improvements over Freya.
Rocket League, a fusion between race cars and football (soccer), has been widely played by Steam users running Windows. From Thursday, Linux and Mac users can join in on the action.
Adobe Flash has made an about turn on its decision to end support for its Flash Player (NPAPI) plug-in on Linux. Instead Linux will begin receiving the newest releases in sync with Windows and macOS.
After an initial delay, the Fedora 25 alpha has been released for public consumption. Once all of the reported bugs have been fixed a beta will be released. A final build will then follow the beta.
A new ransomware variant has been discovered, which is designed for Linux computers. Dubbed 'FairWare,' it deletes files from a server, and then demands money in order for victims to regain them.
In the latest Dev update to Chrome OS quick unlocking, by means of a simple PIN, has been made available. Users have to enable it in the Chrome flags and Material Design menus, for now.
The final official spin of Linux Mint 18 has finally entered beta. The KDE edition brings with it Plasma 5.6 making a direct upgrade from 17.3 too risky for the Mint team to allow officially.
Google announced today that it will be killing off its Chrome apps for Windows, macOS, and Linux. The change will take place over the course of the next two years. Chrome OS will not be affected.
Microsoft today announced that it will be open-sourcing the Windows command line tool PowerShell. The company is making alpha releases for Linux and OS X available today on GitHub.
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Firefox 49 for Linux will bring with it support for the Content Decryption Module, Widevine. This will enable users on the platform to watch Netflix videos, at least technically.
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The Linux Mint team has finally rolled out Firefox 48 but left a few nasty surprises for users who updated to it. The build as several issues, most notably including broken search functionality.
Valve has released the latest stats for hardware and software usage, indicating that Windows 10 usage continues to rise, now commanding a user base of 46.52% as Windows 7 continues to decline.
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Microsoft has updated Skype for Linux Alpha to version 1.3. The release fixes some bugs surrounding 'minimise to tray' which was introduced in 1.2. This release fixes many bugs, improving stability.
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Microsoft has updated Skype for Linux Alpha to version 1.2. It brings better overall reliability, audio and video settings, HD avatars, and the ability to open and close Skype from the system tray.
After a four-month effort by the Linux team, the latest kernel has finally been released after seven Release Candidate versions. One of the more noticeable updates includes support for the AMD RX480.
The Linux Mint 18 Xfce beta has been released. It brings with it the familiar changes we are all aware of that Mint 18 brings to all the other spins. Xfce is still on 4.12 as it is in Mint 17.3.
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The Linux Mint team has unveiled the upgrade path for users of Mint 17.3 to jump to Mint 18. Despite making the path available, Clem Lefebvre urges against it if you're absent of a reason to upgrade.
Microsoft today announced that Skype will be coming back to Linux, offering an Alpha build of the new app. The company also announced Skype calling from Chrome for Linux and Chromebooks.
Microsoft has announced on the Skype Garage & Updates blog that it'll hold a Q&A next Wednesday to reveal "exciting" news about Skype for Linux. Skype for Linux received its last update in 2014.
In the first update of its kind since... well, let's just say it's been a while, Microsoft has updated its Skype for Web service to allow Linux and Chromebook to use Skype's voice calling features.