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Ubuntu gains unofficial Netflix support, PPA coming soon

Ubuntu gains unofficial Netflix support, PPA coming soon

It's something that has grieved users for years - the inability to watch Netflix on Ubuntu. Many users have created complicated, and often faulty, ways around the restriction, often going the virtual operating system route. Now Ubuntu users can watch Netflix directly by setting up Firefox and Microsoft Silverlight.

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Humble Bundle for Android 4 launches with six games

Humble Bundle for Android 4 launches with six games

Ready for more indie games? Hopefully you are, because the Humble Bundle for Android 4 has just launched, and it has some pretty excellent games in tow. After taking a brief break from gaming with a surprise eBook bundle, the folks at Humble Bundle are back with some more traditional offerings. As always, you get to name your own price for the bundle, which only serves to make the deal sweeter.

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Steam for Linux beta launches with 26 games

Steam for Linux beta launches with 26 games

Remember that Steam for Linux beta we told you about a while back? It launched today, giving a selection of users a first glimpse at Steam running on Linux. The beta is limited-access, so users needed to sign up to get an invite. Even if you signed up, there's still a pretty good chance you weren't selected as a participant with this first round of invites - if that's the case, then sit tight, because Valve will be sending out more invites to the beta soon.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: November 5th, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: November 5th, 2012

It's time for Samsung's first big plunge in with the Windows 8 universe with their mobile data connected Samsung ATIV Smart PC - dropping on the 9th of this month. You'll be glad to find the Ubi Ubiquitous Computer up for pre-order now as well. A bit of a leak has occurred surrounding no less than Black Ops II.

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HP pays $500,000 for Linux Foundation Platinum membership

HP pays $500,000 for Linux Foundation Platinum membership

HP has become a platinum member of the The Linux Foundation, part of what is described as the PC manufacturers "prioritizing" of the open-source OS for future devices. HP, who was previously a gold member of the Foundation, now joins Intel, Qualcomm, Samsung, and others as a platinum sponsor, and in return gains a seat on the board of directors and more input into group activities.

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Steam for Linux beta kicks off in October

Steam for Linux beta kicks off in October

Well that was quick. We've only know that Valve is working on a version of Steam for Linux for a few months, but now it seems that the studio is ready to put that incoming version to the test. Valve will be putting Steam for Linux through and internal beta sometime next week, and then later on in October, it will invite a group of people to participate in a small private beta.

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GeeXboX 3.0 lands with XBMC 11 integration

GeeXboX 3.0 lands with XBMC 11 integration

After nearly a year of waiting, GeeXboX 3.0 has arrived with XMBC 11 integration in tow. The developers announced the latest build today, revealing that it also includes PVR functionality, which means that you can watch and record live TV using GeeXboX 3.0. That feature will definitely be appreciated, as will the fact that the developers of GeeXboX have made this latest version compatible with a number of different ARM systems, in addition to the typical x86 32 and 64-bit systems the program typically supports.

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Cubieboard blasts at Raspberry Pi with $49 power boost

Cubieboard blasts at Raspberry Pi with $49 power boost

If you're on the lookout for a cheap prototyping/testing/tinkering board, and Raspberry Pi and Arduino haven't yet won your dollars, the $49 Cubieboard hopes it can win you over. Like the others, it's a palm-sized board that's fair bristling with connections, but it's also capable of quite a turn of speed, using a 1GHz AllWinner A10 Coretex A8 processor and Mali-400 graphics.

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Open webOS beta released today for developers

Open webOS beta released today for developers

The software running HP's now cult-classic TouchPad tablet as well as a range of smartphones has been released as Open webOS beta today. This beta release of the software will have developers able to access it using an Apache 2.0 license, and the development will commence immediately for 3rd party users looking to bring the system back to life after an ill-fated run over the past few years ended with HP cutting off their mobile hardware lineup.

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Humble Bundle 3 explodes with four additional games

Humble Bundle 3 explodes with four additional games

With the Humble Bundle game pack running for its third majorly successful run, it's a more than welcome bit of news that we get to let you know: they've added more games! This Humble Bundle for Android #3 now has four new games that you're going to absolutely flip over! You'll be getting Anomaly: Warzone Earth, Osmos, EDGE, and World of Goo, each of them well worth the purchase even if you don't jump in on this event. Humble Bundle, for those of you unfamiliar, is a deal in which you get several cross-platform pieces of software that work on Android, OS X, iOS, and Windows all for a pay what you want price - and part of it goes to charity, too!

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HP Z1 Workstation Review

HP Z1 Workstation Review

This summer HP has brought on a beast of a business machine in the Z1 all-in-one Workstation, complete with an upgradable set of innards and all-in-one style. The display is a massive LED-backlit 27-inch IPS panel at 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution and inside you've got several configurations available straight from HP, each of them landing in at right around $2,700 USD in the end. You'll be working with an Intel Core i3 processor, Windows 7 or Linux, and the whole machine is easier to modify than your sub sandwich - fabulous for the tech-friendly business owner.

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Valve working on Steam for Linux

Valve working on Steam for Linux

Attempting to play games on Linux has always been a bit of a chore, with WINE compatibility often hit and miss. Valve has taken to its blog to reveal that a dedicated team has been put in place to try and bring Steam and games such as Left 4 Dead 2 to Linux. The team was first set up in 2011 with three simple goals: get Steam fully working on Linux, make sure Left 4 Dead 2 works at high framerates using OpenGL, and port extra Valve titles.

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