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Valve launches SteamVR support for Linux, opens the door for more SteamVR hardware

It's still in the early stages of development, but SteamVR is finally coming to Linux.

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35 great PC games for Linux and Steam Machines

The arrival of Steam has lured hordes of big-name games to Linux PCs. Here are some of the best Linux PC games you can play today.

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The KDE Slimbook is a sleek Linux laptop designed around KDE Neon

Popular desktop environment KDE is bringing its Linux distribution KDE Neon to a KDE-branded laptop in partnership with Spain-based Slimbook.

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Wine 2.0 helps PC games, Office 2013, and other Windows apps run on Linux PCs and Macs

Wine 2.0 is finally here, and with it new features, and a new development release schedule for Wine.

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New details emerge about Intel's super-small Euclid computer for robots

Intel is getting proficient at developing small computers. First came the Compute Sticks and then credit-card Compute Cards. But there's nothing like the super-small Euclid computer for robots and more details have emerged on its...

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As with PCs, you can now customize Raspberry Pi-like computers

The Raspberry Pi 3 is a great product, but it can't be customized. People may desire more storage or a faster processor, but have to settle for what's on the board computer.

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The first Endless budget PC hits the U.S., and wants to teach you how to code

Endless, which previously sold a $79 PC to the developing world, has gone "upscale" with a $249 PC that doubles as a coding tutor.

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Bye bye, 2016: The Linux, Chromebook, and open-source stories of the year

A lot has happened in the world of open-source in 2016. Let's recap.

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Raspberry Pi's gorgeous Pixel desktop can now reinvigorate old PCs and Macs

The Raspberry Pi Pixel desktop experience is now available as an early version for x86-based Mac and Windows PCs.

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This Intel board computer can be a powerful Ubuntu 16.04 Linux PC

If you want a PC with Ubuntu Linux, you can turn to Intel's Joule single-board computer instead of buying a more expensive PC.

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Google Keep for Chrome adds drawing tools for doodling in notes

You can now use Google Keep to add drawings to notes, but only in the Chrome app.

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PCWorld's December Digital Edition: Laptops of Luxury

Enjoy the best of PCWorld.com in a curated Digital Edition for Android and iOS.

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AMD strengthens gaming and VR on Linux with graphics improvements

Windows is the indisputable platform of choice for gaming and VR, but Linux is catching up fast as graphics companies ramp driver up and hardware support for the OS.

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Microsoft embraces open source in the cloud and on-premises

Microsoft is positioning itself as the software vendor of choice for enterprises that maintain hybrid cloud environments, and it's opening its arms to Linux and open source software to do it.

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This new Ubuntu Linux laptop has a 4K screen and Nvidia Pascal GPU

System76's Ubuntu-based Oryx Pro is a beastly Linux laptop loaded with features also found in some of the fastest Windows laptops.

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Microsoft really has changed, Linux Foundation chief says

Microsoft made waves when it announced that it joined the Linux Foundation, but some are skeptical of the company's motives. Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin says that this isn't a case of Microsoft trying to kill Linux,...

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System76 brings Ubuntu to $699 laptop with Kaby Lake chips

If Windows 10 isn't your cup of tea, there's a new Ubuntu laptop from System76 with Intel's new Kaby Lake chip that won't burn your wallet.

Why you should try Linux today: 6 compelling reasons

There's never been a better time to give Linux a try on your PC. Here's why.

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