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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....

PSA: Dirty Pipe, the Linux kernel root vulnerability, can be abused on the Samsung Galaxy S22 and Google Pixel 6 Pro

What happens when a Linux privilege-escalation vulnerability that also affects Android gets disclosed publicly? You got it! Security researchers and Android enthusiasts around the world try to take advantage of the newly found problem to create an exploit, which can be used to gain advanced access to your device (such as root or the ability...

Linux kernel bug dubbed ‘Dirty Pipe’ can lead to root access, affects Android devices as well

One of the strongest points of the Linux kernel has primarily been its open source nature, which allows stakeholders to fork, modify and redistribute it in a way that suits their particular needs. But this very advantage of being open source acts like a double-edged sword when it comes to the existence of unpatched security...

This program lets you cast YouTube videos to your TV using command line

The ability to wirelessly cast a smartphone's screen to other devices like a TV isn't that difficult of an endeavor these days. In fact, when it comes to casting a YouTube video from your phone or tablet to your Smart TV, the little icon takes care of everything — from device discovery to seamless...

System76 refreshes Kudu Linux laptop with Ryzen 7 CPU and up to 64GB RAM

System76 has been selling Linux-powered laptop and desktop computers for years, some of which are based on ODM designs, and some with original designs. Now the company has a brand new high-end workstation laptop ready for nearly everything you can throw at it, complete with full support for desktop Linux. System76 announced the new 'Kudu' laptop...

Linux-powered PinePhone Pro Explorer Edition available for pre-order starting today

Pine64 sells many different ARM-powered Linux devices and accessories, including the PinePhone, a hackable smartphone with dozens of supported Linux distributions. The PinePhone's performance is roughly comparable to that of a low-end Android smartphone, which is why Pine64 announced the PinePhone Pro last year, which has upgraded internal hardware. Fast forward to today, and Pine64...

Linux Mint strikes deal with Mozilla to keep Firefox as default web browser

Linux Mint has been one of the most popular desktop Linux distributions for years, combining an Ubuntu base with different desktop environments and built-in applications. Linux Mint 20.3 was just released last week with several new features, and now the operating system is partnering with Mozilla to keep Firefox as the default web browser. Linut Mint...

Linux kernel 5.16 now available with performance tweaks, Nintendo Switch controller drivers, and more

The Linux kernel is at the heart of countless devices and operating systems, including Android phones and tablets, Chromebooks, desktop Linux distributions, and much more. New versions are usually released every few months, and now version 5.16 is available to try out. Linus Torvalds, the creator and lead maintainer of the Linux kernel, wrote on the...