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Nine months after its release, the "Yakkety Yak" Ubuntu release, also carrying the version number 16.10, reaches its last day of support. Those still using it should upgrade to Ubuntu 17.04.
Ubuntu now available for download in the Windows Store
Insiders running the latest Windows Insider Preview builds can now get a taste of a native Ubuntu experience directly from the Windows Store and play around with popular Linux developer tools without the hassle of managing multi-boot setups.
Fedora 26 launches today
After three delays faced by the alpha release and two for the beta, Fedora 26 is now on track, and the torrent downloads are already available, although the official website has not been updated with the news yet.
"Self-destructing" PC will keep hackers at bay
The Orwl mini PC includes a plethora of security features including the protection against physical tempering, which triggers a "self-destruct" mechanism even if the device is unplugged.
ROCK64, a 4K-capable single-board computer, now available
The new media-centric single-board PC from Pine64 is powered by a Rockchip RK3328 with support for the H.265 codec and 4K video playback.
Linux Mint 18.2 now official
This new build is a long term support version that is set to get support until 2021. Linux Mint 18.2 features Cinnamon 3.4, a Linux kernel 4.8, as well as an Ubuntu 16.04 package base.
SUSE Linux hits Windows Store for Insiders
Members of the Windows Insiders program can now download SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and openSUSE directly via Microsoft's Windows Store. Windows 10 users who are not members of the program can view both programs in Windows Store, but cannot download them.
Super Nintendo Classic Edition now official, available September 29
Following in the footsteps of the now-discontinued NES Classic Edition, Nintendo will continue to capitalize on the retro gaming market with the SNES Classic Edition. The new mini-console will feature 21 SNES games and will retail for $80 on September 29.
Serious Hyperthreading bug affects Intel Skylake and Kaby Lake architectures
A serious bug in the microcode for Intel's Kaby Lake and Skylake CPUs has been found. The bug can cause misbehavior of software and loss of data. It affects all 6th and 7th-gen CPUs with Hyperthreading enabled.
Debian 9 "Stretch" now available
The update brings enhanced security features, more accessible debug tools, and updates to over 51,000 software packages throughout the Debian repositories.
Dell now has 7 Ubuntu-driven premium laptops in its portfolio
Next to the seven different laptops with Ubuntu Linux on board, Dell also has a 27-inch all-in-one desktop PC that runs this well-known distro. The Kaby Lake-powered models come with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, while their Skylake-driven siblings run Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
Retrotube puts your Raspberry Pi inside a 1950s TV
There are many Raspberry Pi cases, but none quite so unique as the Retrotube. Taking its design cues from a 1950s TV, the handmade Retrotube sports an 8-inch 4:3 ratio LCD screen, analogue sound controls, and a lacquered wood finish.
Alpha, the team behind the Litebook, introduces new notebook and desktop
Alpha, who released the Litebook back in March, recently announced two new devices running Elementary OS: the Litebox (a compact desktop) and the Centurion (an i7-equipped notebook).
Red Hat acquires Codenvy
RedHat's new acquisition aims to help improve JBoss Middleware and OpenShift. Even more, Codenvy will become a part of the hybrid cloud services platform OpenShift.io. The financial details have not been disclosed.
Ubuntu available in the Windows Store; SUSE and Fedora to come soon
The Linux "apps" will essentially run the distro through a compatibility layer. Users will have access to Bash and the Linux command line.
Opera Reborn browser now available for download
This new version of the Opera browser brings some features introduced by Opera Neon to the masses, its main highlight being the ability to pin Telegram, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger to the left side of the main window.
Supposed leak reveals AMD Vega GPU specs
A recent Linux Direct Rendering Manager, supposedly from AMD, contains the specifications of an unnamed Vega GPU. The card in question has 8 GB of HBM2 and posted 12.5 TFLOPS of performance.
GOG and Steam celebrate May the Fourth with Star Wars game sales
Online game distributors Steam and GOG are currently running huge sales on Star Wars games. May the Fourth be with you.
Ubuntu Phone support will end in June, app store will close in December
The mobile OS will no longer be updated after June of this year, while the Ubuntu Touch app store will be closed by the end of the year. These moves will essentially kill off Ubuntu Touch.
System76 Galago Pro Ubuntu laptop now up for pre-order
This Linux machine weighs less than 3 pounds and can be configured with various Kaby Lake processors, including the Intel Core i7-7500U, up to 32 GB RAM, multiple storage options, and more. The prices start at $899 USD and can go much higher, depending on the hardware setup.
Chuwi unveils SurBook and SurBook mini tablets
These upcoming slates use both the Intel Celeron N3450 but come in different sizes - 10.5-inch and 12.3-inch. Both feature 6 GB RAM and are expected to come with Windows 10 or Linux on board.
Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus now available
The new version brings improved printer support and the option to run the Unity 8 desktop environment, as well as some other small changes.
Canonical CEO Jane Silber to step down
Mark Shuttleworth returns at Canonical's helm 7 years after leaving this position and being replaced by Jane Silber. The switch is scheduled to take place in July 2017, Silber moving to the company's Board of Directors.
Anbox brings Android to Linux
The tool runs Android in a container which allows it to share the kernal and system resources with the Linux distro on which it runs. The software is still in pre-alpha but looks promising.
Affordable Linux laptop Pinebook starts shipping
This Linux laptop available via a build-to-order system comes in 11.6- and 14-inch models, its specs including a 64-bit Allwinner A64 quad-core processor, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB eMMC internal storage, a full-size keyboard, as well as a touchpad with multitouch input support.
The Windows Store has officially banned emulators
Microsoft's latest policy change for the official Windows Store bans emulators outright. However, the software can still be found and downloaded online.
Eurocom unveils lightweight PX7 Pro SE Mobile Server
The notebook is designed for heavy server loads and packs an Intel Xeon E3-1505M, up to 64 GB of ECC memory, and up to 16 GB of RAID 0/1/5 storage.
Ubuntu kills Unity desktop, shifts focus to GNOME
Canonical is stopping all development on the Unity desktop and shifting focus to the GNOME desktop.
Orange Pi is a US$10 single-board computer with a 2G modem
The Orange Pi is a new single-board computer out of China that costs just under US$10.
Samsung SM-Z400F/DS hits FCC
The Linux-based Tizen mobile operating system seems to be ready for a new handset that has just surfaced on FCC as Samsung SM-Z400F/DS. Sadly, there are no specs and features to talk about yet.
Litebook laptop brings Linux at low cost
The $249 laptop runs elementary OS, a Linux distribution. The Litebook looks to compete with Chromebooks while offering a full desktop operating system.
System76 Galago Pro Ubuntu laptop coming next month
Unlike its heavy and powerful high-end siblings, the Galago Pro is thin and light, packing a 13.3-inch display and a Kaby Lake processor. This Linux-powered machine is scheduled to hit the market in April, starting at $899 USD.
Pinebook prototype appears in photos online
The Pinebook, a $99 laptop made for Linux, was delayed last month. Pine64, the group behind the laptop, hasn't said anything since they missed their February goal. However, photos have recently surfaced of an Pinebook prototype.
Linux on Kaby Lake: System76 now offers 7th generation Intel CPUs and NVIDIA GTX 10-series GPUs
System76 sells laptops running Ubuntu, an open-source Linux distribution. The company has recently started selling modern notebooks with Kaby Lake CPUs and the latest graphics cards from NVIDIA.
Canonical launches Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS
The new point release is available for the desktop, server, cloud products, as well as other Ubuntu variants with long-term support. Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS comes with many security updates and corrections for high-impact bugs.
7-inch subnotebook GPD Pocket starts crowdfunding February 15
GPD has released more details on their ultra-mobile PC, the GPD Pocket. The Kickstarter campaign will open on February 15th.
Slimbook releases notebook running KDE Linux
KDE and Slimbook have partnered to released the KDE Slimbook, a thin-and-light notebook running either the KDE Neon or KED Plasma distro of Linux.
Wine 2.0 open-source compatibility layer now available
Wine 2.0 is the first in a line of annual releases. The compatibility layer includes support for Microsoft Office 2013 and 64-bit Windows apps to be run in Mac OS X, among other features.
Samsung Pride with Tizen 3.0 in the works
The handset also known as SM-Z250F is expected to become the first smartphone to run Tizen 3.0 out of the box and is known internally as Pride. It is anticipated to launch in the same areas as the Samsung Z2.
MintBox Mini Pro mini desktop PC with Linux now available
This compact desktop PC has a fanless design, using a low-power AMD Mullins chip, 8 GB RAM, 120 GB SSD storage, and running Linux Mint 18 out of the box. Announced back in September, it can finally be acquired for $395 USD via Amazon.
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