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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Linux’

The Ubuntu Smartphone Launches In October

2013 is the year of the truly open smartphone. Android kind of fits the bill, but some OEMs lock down their devices. Instead, this year will see the launch of two truly open mobile platforms – Firefox OS and Ubuntu. While we don’t know when Firefox OS will launch, but the Wall Street Journal reports that Canonical will launch the …

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Linux Might Get Microsoft Office In 2014 [Rumor]

After years of being ignored by major software vendors, Linux is starting to get the attention and respect it deserves. The open source OS has already nabbed a major partner in Valve as the company is working on bringing Steam over. Now Microsoft may be jumping on board by bringing its flagship productivity suite to the OS. Phoronix, the site …

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Open Source Computing Brings Everybody’s Favorite Droid To Life

I think we can all agree that R2-D2 is one of the most lovable robots ever created. Compared to his more terrifying contemporaries, the little guy just oozes charm. Now one man has made his very own R2-D2 using a Raspberry Pi linux computer. A Chinese Star Wars fan took an old R2-D2 interactive toy and outfitted it with a …

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Linux Fans Rejoice: Ubuntu Smartphones Are Coming This Year

Back in November, it was announced that Ubuntu would be coming to Android phones. The app would allow any Android phone to be turned into a mini-PC when plugged into a monitor. Now the makers of Ubuntu are taking it one step further by bringing the Linux distribution directly to smartphones. Canonical announced that it’s currently working on bringing Ubuntu …

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Humble Indie Bundle 7 Arrives Just In Time For The Holidays

Just in time for the holidays, the Humble Indie Bundle is back with another collection of excellent indie games available for Windows, Mac and Linux. It’s the same pay what you want model, but those who pay above the average will get two extra, and might I add fantastic, games. The basic Humble Indie Bundle comes with Snapshot, The Binding …

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Minecraft Coming To Raspberry Pi, Will Be Free

Minecraft is an absurdly popular video game, but it’s becoming much more than that. Teachers are beginning to use it in the classroom to teach basic STEM skills, and Mojang will soon use it to teach basic programming. Mojang announced today that it’s working on Minecraft: Pi Edition for the Raspberry Pi, the $35 Linux computer. The hope is that …

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Your Next Android Phone May Come With An Ubuntu PC

Android is pretty versatile as far as operating systems go. It can be a lot of things, but we still haven’t seen Android take on the PC space in a big way just yet. Ubuntu might just change that. Ubuntu, one of the most popular Linux distributions available, will soon be available on Android phones sporting multi-core processors. The application …

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Nvidia Releases New Linux Drivers For Its GTX 600 Series

Valve announced today that the closed beta for Linux is now beginning for those lucky few who were selected out of the 60,000 applicants. Those players will be able to start playing native versions of games like Team Fortress 2, but the performance may be a little spotty if the drivers aren’t up to date. It’s a good thing Nvidia …

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Steam For Linux Is Now In Closed Beta

Valve’s Steam platform began life on Windows, and only just moved to Macs in 2010. Now the Washington-based developer is ready to move Steam onto the wild west of operating systems – Linux. Valve announced that the Steam for Linux closed beta went live today. The company said that over 60,000 Linux users signed up in the first week alone, …

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Valve “jumping” Into Gaming Hardware Creation

It’s been rumored for months now that Valve is working on creating their own game console. Aside from hiring hardware engineers, Valve striking out with their own hardware just seems to make sense. The company is already porting Steam games over to Linux, a version of which could run on a Valve console. The company’s co-founder and managing director, Gabe …

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The Linux Foundation Finds A Friend In Twitter

The Linux Foundation is one of the best non-profits you can support. You may use Windows or OS X for your computer, but they wouldn’t be half as good as they are if it weren’t for Linux. In short – Linux is in everything. The continued success of the Foundation rests upon more major players in the tech community joining. …

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Check Out These Photos Of Near-Space Taken By A Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is one of the coolest computing innovations of the last few years. It’s a simple ARM-powered Linux computer that only costs $25, yet can already do so much. The initial goal was to use the Pi as a way for kids to inexpensively learn programming, but enthusiasts have been doing some really impressive things with the hardware. …

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