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How to install ADB on Windows, macOS, and Linux

Several features of the Android platform can be accessed only through paths and methods that are hidden away from the average user. These have generally been done with the help of some command line Android Debug Bridge (ADB) commands, a tool that Google offers for developers to debug various parts of their applications or the...

Can the HP EliteBook 840 G9 run Linux?

Some of the best HP laptops are powered by just Windows. That said, if you're considering buying the HP EliteBook 840 G9 for use in your operations, you might be wondering if it runs Linux. Well, the answer to that question is yes, but not officially, at least. We say that because while the HP EliteBook...

Researcher finds Android zero-day vulnerability impacting Google Pixel 6, Samsung Galaxy S22, and more

Android security has come a long way in recent years. The fostering of monthly security patches has kept hundreds of threats at bay, while Google Play Protect is there to bar malware from the Play Store. However, there are still instances where rogue actors can exploit vulnerabilities hidden within in Android's code for nefarious purposes....

Can the MacBook Air (2022) run Linux?

Apple's newest MacBook Air made its debut at WWDC 2022 ahead of July 2022 availability. But even before it gets into anyone's hands, there is a lot that we already know about it. For one, the spec sheet is pretty complete, and the headline act is the Apple M2 chip powering the show. Apple's move to...

Can the MacBook Pro 13 (2022) run Linux?

Alongside the all-new MacBook Air, Apple debuted a refresh to the MacBook Pro 13 at WWDC. Unlike the MacBook Air, the newest MacBook Pro 13 doesn't get an updated design, it merely gets some juiced-up internals. And that means the brand-new Apple M2 chip. It's the first MacBook Pro to get the M2 inside and as...

How to back up and restore a Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) distro

Taking regular backups of your computer is a smart thing to do. Whether you use Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chrome OS, you can never be too careful. The same applies to the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) which runs on top of but is somewhat independent of Windows. WSL instances are easy to set up, but...

How to setup and install WSL 2 on Windows 10 and 11

In case you hadn't heard, Microsoft loves Linux. That phrase draws its skeptics but then you look at the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) and start to see the truth in it. WSL 2 allows you to install a Linux environment running a full Linux kernel inside Windows 11, or 10 if you're still using...

Chromebooks are the perfect place to teach yourself about Linux

The best Chromebooks you can get today have come a long way from the early days. No longer is Chrome OS just a fancy browser running on a laptop. It has grown to incorporate Android and Linux and the platform is now a lot more capable than you might have thought. The second of those is...

Steam now available as Snap package on Linux, with easier installation and sandboxing

The Steam game store has been available on desktop Linux for many years at this point, and with the addition of the Proton compatibility layer for Windows games, it has become an invaluable tool for gaming on Linux. Canonical, the developers of Ubuntu Linux, have now introduced a new way to use Steam on Ubuntu...

Pop!_OS 22.04 now available with updated Ubuntu base and new features

Canonical just released Ubuntu Linux 22.04 last week, with a slew of new features and an extended support period of five years. Pop!_OS, one of the more popular desktop Linux distributions based on Ubuntu, has now released an update with the new Ubuntu version as the foundation. Pop!_OS is based on Ubuntu and uses many of...

Raspberry Pi OS update adds Bluetooth improvements, experimental Wayland support, and more

The Raspberry Pi lineup of microcomputers has officially been around for a decade now, and it's still a popular option for everything from teaching programming to powering DIY projects. The group behind the Raspberry Pi has been working on improvements for the default operating system, and a few changes are now available to try out. The...

Can the HP Elite Dragonfly G3 run Linux? Here’s what you need to know

HP's upcoming Elite Dragonfly G3 is a promising business laptop powered by Intel's 12th-generation processors. It also comes with a taller display than its predecessors, and a more subdued design that's more tailored to business users. But one thing you might be wondering is if you can run Linux on the HP Elite Dragonfly G3....