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Dell has a new Developer Edition mobile workstation with Ubuntu, 3 more on way

Dell's Barton George introduced four new Developer Edition mobile workstations shipping with Ubuntu. First is the Precision 3530 available now starting at $942 followed by the Precision 5530, 7530, and 7730 models "coming soon."
Computing

Microsoft wants to stuff Linux, not Windows 10, into Internet of Things devices

Microsoft revealed a new end-to-end platform for Internet of Things devices called Azure Sphere, consisting of a new microcontroller backed by a new Linux-based operating system. Linux is likely used due to its open-source roots.
Gaming

Mysterious ‘Ataribox’ console finally gets a name and pre-order window

Atari released the official name of its upcoming "Ataribox" console along with the month when the company reveals its pre-order details. Atari also released photos of the classic joystick and modern controller prototypes.
Gaming

If you bought an original PlayStation 3, you could be $65 richer

After years of arguments, Sony has finally agreed to a settlement in the PlayStation 3 class action lawsuit. If you purchased one of the original "fat" consoles, here's how to claim your share of the payout.
Computing

Microsoft’s quantum computing language is now available for MacOS

Microsoft released MacOS and Linux versions of its Q# development language and quantum development kit, extending the reach of its quantum computing efforts beyond Windows OS.
Computing

The city of Barcelona is dumping Windows in favor of Linux

After years using the Microsoft ecosystem, the Spanish city of Barcelona announced plans to ditch the likes of Windows and Office for freely available, open-source alternatives.
Computing

Qualcomm is working on patches to address Meltdown and Spectre flaws

An exploit that's applicable to all modern CPUs requires an operating system fix that will slow down system performance in some cases. Windows 10, Linux, and MacOS will all require a fix.
Computing

Vivaldi now supports Linux on ARM chips, including Raspberry Pi 3

Vivaldi said on December 5 that it now offers a version of its web browser that runs on Linux devices using ARM-based processors. That includes Raspberry Pi 3, Raspberry Pi Zero, and the Asus Tinker board.
Computing

Here are the best Linux distros you can install right now

Want to ditch Windows or MacOS in favor of something different? Linux is the next best thing, but which version should you go with? Here, we've rounded up the best Linux distros currently in existence.
Computing

Learn how to install Linux on a Chromebook with our simple guide

If you have some extra time -- and a bit of patience -- you can easily learn how to install Linux on a Chromebook, and expand the possibilities of an already efficient, versatile system.
Computing

Tiny Core 8.0 is a desktop operating system that only needs 16 megabytes of storage

If Windows 10 takes up too much space, you might be interested in Tiny Core 8.0, a desktop operating system based on Linux that packs only the essentials to maintain a tiny install size.
Computing

Canonical is canceling its Unity8, phone, and convergence projects

Canonical has given up on its Unity8, phone, and convergence projects, ending development and switching the default Ubuntu desktop back to GNOME. Going forward, Canonical will focus on the desktop, the cloud, and IoT.
Computing

Razer wants to support Linux on the Razer Blade laptop and is asking for help

Razer opened a new Linux Corner on the Razer Insider portal, asking owners and developers what they want in Linux support for the Razer Blade. This is one of the biggest requests from developers who use Razer's laptop for coding.
Computing

System76 giving its users what they want: An all-aluminum Ubuntu Linux notebook

The latest Linux notebook is the System76 Galago Pro. It's Ubuntu-based and features some of the latest components and a solid build quality. It's going to be relatively affordable when it arrives in April.
Computing

Content developers now have access to the SteamVR for Linux beta

Valve Software provided a developer build of SteamVR for Linux based on the Vulkan graphics API. It is served on GitHub and requires pre-release drivers for Nvidia and AMD products and version 5.6 of Unity.
Gaming

‘Oh, Deer!’ simulates a gory, animal-liquidating road trip to grandma’s house

Indie developer Necrosoft Games puts an unusually gory spin on the racing genre with Oh, Deer!, a pseudo-3D driving game in which players race to grandma's house on a road filled with antlered wildlife.
Computing

Size matters not: KDE Slimbooks measure 0.70 inches with sixth-gen Intel CPUs

The KDE community announced the launch of a KDE-branded Slimbook packing a sixth-generation Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processor. They're based on the KDE Neon platform and the KDE Plasma Desktop interface, which is built for Linux PCs.
Apple

Mac market share falls to five-year low

These are challenging times for Apple. The company missed its economic forecasts for last year, and the Mac market share has dropped to its lowest level since August of 2011. What can the Cupertino giant do to turn it around?