Posts tagged with ‘linux

This won’t mean anything to most of you right now, but Steam OS is being released to the public tomorrow

Valve’s Steam OS is going live to the public tomorrow, but unless you’re already a Linux enthusiast with lots of time on your hands, this won’t affect you for a while until some sort of purchasable console. I am not a Linux person in the least, so I’ll be waiting for a console, but if you’ve got a free box and you dig building and testing a brand new, highly specialized flavor of Linux, go for it. I’m just the messenger. However, if you do grab it and become a beta tester, there’s always a chance you could be one of randomly selected 300 people to get a real Valve prototype Steam Box, but again, they probably will expect you to do something with it.

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Steam for Linux launches, Valve holds a mega sale

Valve finally launched Steam for Linux to much fanfare, and to celebrate the new member of the Steam family, they’ve heavily discounted almost all Linux games up to 75% off.

You can grab Steam for Linux here at the Ubuntu download center

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Linux creator Linus Torvalds has some choice words for Nvidia

In a talk held at Aalto University in Helsinki Finland, Linus Torvalds addressed a question from one of the audience members regarding issues they had with a laptop running NVIDIA Optimus graphics and the lack of support for Linux.

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This $17k Linux-powered hunting rifle makes you feel like a bounty hunter from the future

If you want to bring some serious technology out to your next deer hunt, this .338 Lapua Magnum rifle is outfitted with a Linux-powered advanced tracking system that will let you mark, track and accurately hit your target no matter the wind or other environmental conditions. Fuck it, just send in the unmanned drones. Ooh! Or a VATS system for deer. Yes!

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Hands on with Ubuntu Phone OS at CES 2013

Sure it looks nice as hell, but can it compete in a marketplace where even the mighty Windows is struggling?

Valve’s Steam Box debuting this year, will run Linux

Valve’s Steam Box console is a real thing and it really is coming sometime this year in 2013. And the other thing? It will be running all of your Steam games and Steam profile and whatnot through Linux, which is convenient that last year Valve finally released Steam for Linux.

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Ubuntu unveils an Ubuntu mobile OS and smartphone

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In decades of its existence, Linux desktop usage has never really made it into the mainstream. And now that the desktop OS is slowly becoming a niche product, Ubuntu will be the first major Linux flavor moving to the mobile sphere with an Ubuntu mobile operating system and mobile phone. And god, I hope this works, because the Ubuntu mobile OS looks absolutely gorgeous (starting at @ 7:00 in the video below).

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$100 Android/Linux tablet hits fundraising goal, shipping in January

There are already Android tablets by the dozen, but not really any that do Linux. PengPod will be able to do both— a mobile Android interface and a full Linux desktop in a tablet that will only be $100 when it launches in January.

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Website of the day: Terrible Linux Wallpapers
You’ve seen them… some of you might even have them as your wallpaper right now. 
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Website of the day: Terrible Linux Wallpapers

You’ve seen them… some of you might even have them as your wallpaper right now. 

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Dell announces an Ubuntu ultrabook, if you’re in the market for such a thing

People who are fans of Linux aren’t always the same people who are looking for the straightforwardness and simplicity of a netbook. But Dell’s going to give it a college try, announcing a line of Ubuntu powered ultrabooks.

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I call this WINCEPTION.  That’s a native Windows 7 host running a Virtualbox Linux guest, which is running a Virtualbox Windows 7 guest.  I tried going deeper but the fourth-level VM REALLY didn’t like that.  And yes, while I wouldn’t call it exactly snappy, the Windows-within-Linux-within-Windows is surprisingly usable.

I call this WINCEPTION.  That’s a native Windows 7 host running a Virtualbox Linux guest, which is running a Virtualbox Windows 7 guest.  I tried going deeper but the fourth-level VM REALLY didn’t like that.  And yes, while I wouldn’t call it exactly snappy, the Windows-within-Linux-within-Windows is surprisingly usable.

Linux computer the size of a thumb drive now available for preorder

No, not the Raspberry Pi, the other teeny tiny Linux computer. This is the FXI Cotton Candy, a miniature Linux box about the size of a USB thumbdrive. The device, which can run either Ubuntu or Android 4.0, has a dual-core 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A9 CPU, 1GB of RAM, and a Mali 400MP GPU that allows it to decode high-definition video.

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Canonical brings Ubuntu to your phone, runs alongside Android

If you’ve got a high end Android phone and you’re a Linux fan, you can now have both at once with Canonical’s Ubuntu for Android. It doesn’t replace the Android OS, but when you dock your phone, you can run Ubuntu on a normal sized monitor and keyboard with the phone acting as the computer.

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Ubuntu is bringing smart TV and other consumer products to CES

At CES next week, as far as I can tell, much of the consumer product focus will be on smart TVs, super thin TVs, super thin laptops and lots more cheap tablets. And while most of the smart TVs will be running some form of Google TV or a proprietary system, Ubuntu is expected to show off some Linux-powered smart TVs as well.

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Ubuntu Linux headed to smartphones, tablets and smart TVs

Not about to let Apple, Microsoft and Google remain the only players in the mobile revolution, Ubuntu announced yesterday that it too will be competing with mobile and TV versions of Ubuntu Linux for smartphones, tablets and smart TVs.

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