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Linux On Laptops: Ubuntu 19.10 On The Hp Dragonfly Elite G1

Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS didn't work out so well, because the Wi-Fi adapter didn't have an in-kernel driver. But the latest interim release—October 2019's Eoan Ermine—worked swimmingly. [credit: Jim Salter ...
Related topics: Laptops, Ubuntu

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[update: Refunds, More Details] ‘rocket League’ Dropping Support For Macos In March

If you play Rocket League via Steam on your Mac, you’ll soon have to make the switch to Windows or give up most of the online features. The studio behind the hit game has announced today that it’s dropping macOS and Linux support starting in...

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Lilbits 379: Lenovo’s Usb-c Bug, Lg’s Desktop Mode, And Linux Phones

Sometimes I like to tweet links to well written articles on other tech news sites rather than re-write the news for Liliputing. And sometimes I like to roundup some of those recent Tweets into a blog post so that folks who don’t follow us on...
Related topics: Lenovo, Twitter, Social Media

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Microsoft Previews Visual Studio Update With Added Linux Love, Many New Features

Develop on Windows, deploy to Linux: an increasingly common pattern Microsoft's second preview of Visual Studio 2019 16.5, freshly flung out this week, has better Linux support for C++ developers and also includes a new designer for Windows...
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A Raspberry Pi Terminal That’s Always Within Reach

Inspired by films such as The Matrix, where hackers are surrounded by displays and keyboards on articulated arms, [Jay Doscher] created this cyberpunk “floating” terminal so your favorite Linux single board computer is always close at...
Related topics: Hackers, Computer Security

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Ubuntu Maker Canonical’s Anbox Cloud Offers Remote Android Apps, Games

Game streaming might be one of the buzzwords in the gaming industry today but the idea of accessing computers hosted elsewhere has long existed even before “streaming” itself became a thing. Remote desktop access isn’t exactly new...
Related topics: Ubuntu, Canonical, Android, Android Apps, Mobile Technology

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Six Months After Ibm Spent $34 Billion To Acquire An Open Source Software Company, Ibm's Q4 Results...

Just six months after IBM bought Red Hat for $34 billion, it looks like the acquisition is paying off for the tech giant.  "It appears that the Red Hat 'goodness' is kicking in," analyst Patrick Moorhead told Business Insider. The company...
Related topics: IBM, Open Source Software, Red Hat

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2 Enters Beta With Enhanced User Experience, More

Red Hat announced today the availability of the beta version of the upcoming Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2 operating system, the second maintenance update to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8 series. Packed with six months' worth of updates and...
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Wine 5.0 Officially Released With Multi-monitor And Vulkan 1.1 Support, More

Big news today for Linux gamers and ex-Windows users as the final release of the Wine 5.0 software is now officially available for download with numerous new features and improvements. After being in development for more than one year, Wine 5.0 is...

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Gparted 1.1 Open-source Partition Editor Is Out With Various Enhancements, Fixes

GParted, the open-source partition editor used by numerous Linux-based live systems to help users partition their disk drives before installing the OS, has been updated today to version 1.1.0. Curtis Gedak released GParted 1.1.0, a maintenance...
Related topics: Open Source Software

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Firefox 72.0.2 Improves Playback Performance For Full-screen 1080p Videos

Mozilla released today the second maintenance update to the latest Firefox 72 open-source and cross-platform web browser for all supported platforms, including Linux, Mac, and Windows, to address various issues. Coming almost two weeks after the...
Related topics: Firefox, Tech Videos, Open Source Software

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Amd Zen 3 Microcode Spotted In The Linux Kernel

AMD Zen 3 microcode has recently been spotted in the Linux kernel, months ahead of the expected launch of this new line of processors. The discovery was shared on Twitter by @KOMACHI_ENSAKA, who says the new code is linked with EDAC, or Error...
Related topics: AMD, Twitter, Social Media

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Manjaro Linux Laptop With 10th Gen Intel Chips To Launch As “dell Xps 13 Killer”

Tuxedo Computers has teased new laptops coming with high-end specs, including an AMD Ryzen model that would specifically be aimed at competing against Dell XPS 13. Manjaro Lead Project Developer Philip Müller confirmed in an interview with Forbes...
Related topics: Laptops, Intel, Dell, AMD, Forbes

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Pinephone, The $149 Linux Phone, Has Started Shipping For The Brave Of Heart

The long-anticipated PinePhone Linux-powered smartphone has finally started shipping to customers who were brave enough to purchase the first batch. The PinePhone Linux phone has been available for pre-order since mid-November 2019, and those who...
Related topics: Mobile Technology

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Chromebooks As A Gaming Platform? Steam Support In The Works, Stadia Support Is Already Here

Chromebooks may often be dismissed as cheap laptops that run a browser-based operating system. But thanks to support for Android and Linux apps, that’s not exactly true… and even if it were, there’s a lot you can do in a web...
Related topics: Chromebook, Laptops, Android, Android Apps, Mobile Technology

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Is Ubuntu Special? 6 Things That Set Canonical’s Linux Distro Apart

When you discover Linux for the first time, Ubuntu is likely to be one of the first recommendations. You may have even come across Ubuntu before learning about Linux itself. What makes Ubuntu so special? How is it different from other versions of...
Related topics: Ubuntu, Canonical

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The Pinephone Starts Shipping—a Linux-powered Smartphone For $150

The front and back of the PinePhone. [credit: Pine64 ] Pine64 has announced that it is finally shipping the PinePhone, a smartphone that...
Related topics: Mobile Technology

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Kde Plasma 5.18 Lts Desktop Environment Enters Beta, Here's What's New

The KDE Project announced today the general availability of the beta version of the upcoming KDE Plasma 5.18 LTS desktop environment for Linux-based operating systems and Linux-powered devices. KDE Plasma 5.18 is a major version of the popular...

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Elementary Os 6 Will Be Based On Ubuntu 20.04 Lts (focal Fossa)

The elementary OS team is kicking off 2020 with a retrospective of the things they managed to do in 2019 and a set of goals for the year ahead as they want to further improve their Linux-based operating system. In a recent blog post, elementary...
Related topics: Ubuntu

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Google Reveals New Schedule For 'phasing Out Support For Chrome Apps Across All Operating Systems'

June 2020 is the end for users on Windows, Linux and Mac Google has rolled out a new schedule for ending support for Chrome Apps – packaged desktop applications built with HTML, CSS and JavaScript – in favour of Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) and...
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