Tag: Linux

Your Google Pixelbook Could Soon Run Windows 10

Insiders claim the Google Pixelbook is slated to receive an upgrade that allows it to dual-boot operating systems. Development documents reveal that the machine will undergo certification from Microsoft and soon run Windows 10.

Computers June 15, 2018

Chrome OS Now Supports Linux Apps, But Only On Google Pixelbook

Developers, rejoice: Linux apps is now fully supported on Chrome OS. Pixelbook users will get it first, but Google says the feature will roll out to other Chromebooks eventually.

Google May 10, 2018

Hackers Turn The Nintendo Switch Into A Linux Tablet

A hacker group called fail0verflow just uploaded a video showing a Nintendo Switch running Linux. It even supports touch input, has a web browser, and runs a GPU demo.

Video Games February 20, 2018

Nintendo Switch Hackers Manage To Load Linux On The Hybrid Console, And It 'Can't Be Patched'

The hacking group known as fail0overfow posted a photo on Twitter that shows a Linux boot screen on the Nintendo Switch. They claim that the new exploit is immune to patches from the company.

Video Games February 11, 2018

Chrome 64 Goes Live With An Improved Blocker For Pop-Up Ads

Google has started rolling out Chrome 64, which is touted to boast of a powerful pop-up blocker as among its upgraded features. The browser will release in stages on Android, Windows, and Mac.

Google January 25, 2018

Intel CPUs From The Past Decade Have A Security Flaw And Fixing It Will Significantly Slow Down PCs

Fixing a design flaw found in Intel processors from the past decade could translate in a significant performance drop. Depending on processor model and task, PCs could get up to 30 percent slower.

Computers January 3, 2018

Samsung DeX Will Soon Run Linux, Meaning Galaxy S8 Users Can Ditch Their PCs

Samsung has announced that it’s developing Linux on Galaxy for its flagship phones, which would allow developers to code and test their projects right from their mobile devices. This has exciting implications for its DeX platform, too.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 20, 2017

The Ataribox Will Cost Up To $300, And That Could Be A Big Problem For Atari

Atari has revealed more information about the Ataribox, the mysterious console unveiled at this year's E3. The device will have a price tag of up to $299, which will have it compete with the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Video Games September 27, 2017

About 5.3 Billion Bluetooth Devices At Risk Of Malware Via 'BlueBorne' Exploit

Security firm Armis says a newly identified Bluetooth exploit called 'BlueBorne' is putting almost 5.3 billion devices in danger of malware, including Android, iOS, Windows, and Linux devices.

Gadgets September 13, 2017

Samba Flaw Makes Linux Systems Vulnerable To WannaCry-Like Attack

After a chaotic week because of the WannaCry ransomware attack that locked out more than 300,000 computers, it was found that a newly discovered vulnerability could lead to a similar exploit. The attack could be due to outdated Linux software still in use.

Security May 25, 2017

Surface Book And Other Windows 10 S Devices Will Not Run Linux Apps

Microsoft has some bad news for fans of Linux. The company clarified that Windows 10 S, which powers the Surface Book, will not run Linux distributions.

Computers May 20, 2017

Chrome 56 Makes Page Reloads 28 Percent Faster, Improves Power And Bandwidth Efficiency

The newly released Chrome build 56 addresses an antiquated process that drastically reduces reloading inefficiency. The improved outcome will not only let users reload pages faster but also help them reduce power consumption.

Google January 27, 2017

Microsoft Announces Public Preview Of SQL Server On Linux And Windows

The public preview of SQL Server is now available to Linux and Windows users. The most important thing here is the fact that it's available for the open source operating systems.

Apps/Software November 17, 2016

You Can Run Your Own Linux Kernel On The NES Classic Edition, But Should You?

A Japanese hacker proved that you can run your own Linux kernel on the NES Classic Edition. The question, however, is what would come next for the console after doing that.

Video Games November 14, 2016

Lenovo Yoga 900 And 900S Can't Boot Linux, And It's Not Because Of Microsoft

Lenovo announced that its Yoga 900 and 900S laptops, which feature 360-degree hinges, do not support Linux. This issue is attributed to a limitation on both of the devices' controller system.

Computers September 22, 2016

Happy Birthday, Linux! 25 Years Of Changing The World With Code, Growing Stronger Than Ever

Linux was first released 25 years ago, and it has since changed the face of the internet and electronics. Take a look at the evolution of the open-source operating system originally compiled by Linus Torvalds in 1991.

Apps/Software August 23, 2016

Google Will No Longer Support Chrome Apps On Windows, Mac And Linux By Early 2018: Why?

Google will gradually phase out support for Chrome apps on Windows, Mac and Linux, with access to the apps from these platforms ending by early 2018. Chrome apps, however, will remain supported by Chrome OS for the foreseeable future.

Google August 19, 2016

‘Stardew Valley’ Now Available On Mac And Linux

'Stardew Valley' is now available on Mac and Linux. It may have taken a few months after the game’s original release but now more will be able to enjoy the hit farming simulator.

Video Games July 30, 2016

Skype Launches Alpha Client For Linux Users, Offers Calling On Chrome And Chromebooks

Skype is refurbishing its Linux-based application to a new and improved Alpha build that adds more functionalities to the base program. In addition, the company is also bringing its previously Windows-limited free calling plugin to Chromebook and Linux systems.

Apps/Software July 14, 2016

Sony Might Owe You Some Money If You Ever Ran Linux On Your PlayStation 3

Sony will be paying out millions to gamers who lost functionality on their PlayStation 3 consoles in the midst of the 2010 PS3 Linux debacle.

Video Games June 22, 2016

Project Astoria May Be Dead, But Microsoft Is Baking Ubuntu's Bash And Linux Command Line Into Windows 10

Microsoft expanded the developers’ possibilities by adding a Linux command line in Windows 10. The company also unveiled that the popular Bash shell will be added to its latest operating system this year.

Apps/Software March 31, 2016

You Can Now Preorder BQ Aquaris M10, World's First Ubuntu Linux Tablet

Earlier in the year, an Ubuntu Linux tablet was said to be in the works. The tablet, an Ubuntu-powered version of the BQ Aquaris M10, is now up for preorder, with two different models that will begin shipping out in the second week of April.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 29, 2016

Microsoft SQL Server On Linux Will Be Available Mid-2017

Microsoft's SQL Server is making its way to Linux, arriving sometime by mid-2017. In the same vein, a private preview of the enterprise product on the open-source operating system is already available.

Apps/Software March 8, 2016

Deadly Linux Bug Puts Millions Of Systems At Risk, Patch Now Available

A vulnerability in the GNU C Library could put millions of systems exposed to hackers via remote code execution. To stay safe from this issue, download and install this patch now.

Apps/Software February 17, 2016

'Batman: Arkham Knight' No Longer Coming To Mac And Linux

Mac and Linux users will not receive a port of 'Batman: Arkham Knight' as the project has been cancelled. Gamers who preordered the games can apply for a full refund.

Video Games February 4, 2016

Latest Windows 10 Redstone Build 14521 May Have A Linux Subsystem

Windows 10 Redstone Build 14251 may have its own Linux subsystem. What could this mean for users?

Apps/Software February 1, 2016

Security Experts Discover Linux Kernel Bug That Gives Attackers Root Level Access To Computers, Android Smartphones

Security experts found a bug in the Linux kernel that can affect Linux PC and Android mobile devices. The vulnerability has been present in the Linux kernel for about three years.

Internet January 20, 2016

Startup Promises Two Ubuntu-Powered Tablets For Preorder Starting At $350 Soon

The startup MJ Technology LLC is going to roll out two Ubuntu-powered tablets, and preorders will be up pretty soon. If all goes well, this change of pace in the tablet world would be nice to see.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 20, 2016

Linux For Everyone! Goodwill Partnership Yields Exciting Scholarship To Teach You New Skills

The Linux Foundation has focused on underserved communities with the launch of its free training courses for adult students from a number of backgrounds. Together with Goodwill, the move aims to help students who are aiming for a lucrative career in technology.

Society January 16, 2016

Hackers Crack Into PlayStation 4 Code To Make It Run Linux And 'Pokémon'

Modders cracked the PlayStation 4 and demonstrated using Linux and playing 'Pokémon' on the gaming console. Sony has not yet confirmed the exploit with the PS4.

Computers January 3, 2016

Debian Founder And Open Source Visionary Ian Murdock Dies At 42

The Father of Debian, Ian Murdock, died at the age of 42. The American software engineer is known for setting up the Debian GNU/Linux operating system in 1993.

Society January 2, 2016

Linux Bug Allows Anyone To Access System By Hitting Backspace Key 28 Times

The patches are rolling out now, but Linux's Grub2 bootloader has, for awhile, been vulnerable to a massive backdoor. It's one of the greatest cheat codes of all times.

Apps/Software December 20, 2015

Security Researchers Find Backspace Bug And Hack For Linux Computer Systems

The Cybersecurity Group, at Polytechnic University of Valencia in Spain, discovered hitting backspace 28 times grants hackers entry into Linux systems.

Computers December 17, 2015

WordPress Launches A Desktop App For Windows, But With A Catch

Automattic wasted little time following up its Mac desktop app with a version for Windows. It all might sound good, but there's a catch.

Apps/Software December 11, 2015

Google Ending Support For 32-Bit Chrome For Linux, Debian 7 And Ubuntu 12.04

Google announced that it will be ending support for Chrome on 32-bit Linux, Debian 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. Security fixes and updates for the said operating systems will cease in March 2016.

Apps/Software December 6, 2015

Windows 10 vs. SteamOS: Benchmark Test Reveals Linux Lags Far Behind

PC gamers might get a better frame rate if they switched from SteamOS to Windows 10. When the two were benchmarked, SteamOS fell behind badly.

Video Games November 14, 2015

Solu Is The World’s Smallest Cloud-Connected Mini PC That Runs On Linux Powered By Tegra K1

Solu Machines has announced the world's smallest cloud-connected small PC that runs on Linux and powered by Tegra K1, dubbed Solu, via Kickstarter. This device can fit in your pockets, but it comes with a cost.

Computers November 2, 2015

A $15 Smartphone With 12 Months Free Internet Will Launch In India

Datawind is launching a smartphone in India which is poised to become the world’s cheapest smartphone. Priced at only $15, the phone will also come with free Internet browsing for 12 months and will hit the stores on Dec. 28.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 28, 2015

Confirmed: Two Xiaomi Linux Laptops All Set For Mass Production In 2016

The release of Xiaomi's first line of laptops has been confirmed by a collaborative partner company. Talk of the Chinese manufacturer unveiling two laptop models, a 12.5-inch and 13.3-inch, has surfaced.

Computers October 28, 2015

Steam Users Love Windows 10: Nearly 25 Percent Upgraded Already, According To Steam Hardware And Software Survey

Valve has officially released its Steam Hardware & Software Survey for September 2015, revealing strong adoption rates for Microsoft's latest OS. Windows 10 already hit nearly 25 percent adoption among Steam users, surpassing both Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 in just two months.

Apps/Software October 5, 2015

Danger: Linux Botnet Strikes With 150Gbps DDoS Attacks

A Linux botnet, supported by the XOR DDoS malware, has become so powerful that it can launch attacks at more than 150 Gbps. This is many times over what the typical infrastructure of companies would be able to withstand.

Internet September 30, 2015

'Alien: Isolation - The Collection' Launching Sept. 29 For Linux And Mac: Here Are The System Requirements

'Alien: Isolation - The Collection' will be unleashed to Linux and Mac users on Sept. 29. The acclaimed game has decent system requirements, but some might find the restrictions disappointing.

Video Games September 29, 2015

Valve's Linux Gaming On The Rise:1,500 Titles Currently Available Through Steam

Due to the strong cooperation with the Linux community in the past two years, Valve currently hosts over 1,500 Linux-compatible games on its site.

Video Games September 22, 2015

Microsoft Azure Cloud Switch Is A Cross-Platform Linux-Based Operating System

Microsoft forays into networking software and showcases the ACS, a Linux-based cross-platform modular operating system. Redmond is showing how flexible and fearless it can be by building on competing operating systems.

Apps/Software September 20, 2015

IBM Pushing Linux Adoption With Announcement Of Ubuntu Mainframes

IBM has announced two Ubuntu mainframes with the goal of pushing the use of Linux-based mainframes. The company also announced a contribution of code to the Linux Foundation's Open Mainframe Project.

Computers August 17, 2015

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