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Ubuntu countdown teaser hints at touch support

Ubuntu countdown teaser hints at touch support

If you direct your web browser to Ubuntu's homepage, you'll be greeted with a countdown with the words, "So close, you can almost touch it." The countdown looks like it's set to expire tomorrow, January 2, which is when we could see an announcement from Canonical about a possible touch-based operating system.

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The Basement Collection, Cave Story+ added to Humble Indie Bundle 7

The Basement Collection, Cave Story+ added to Humble Indie Bundle 7

The Humble Indie Bundle 7 has been available for a week now, so that must mean it's time for new games. Sure enough, a trio of indie gems has joined the already stellar Humble Bundle, bringing the total number of games on offer up to nine. The offer doesn't just stop at games though, as Indie Game: The Movie and nine different soundtracks are also included in the bundle.

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Steam for Linux beta opens to the public

Steam for Linux beta opens to the public

On November 6, Steam for Linux was launched to a limited number of users who signed up and received an invitation. Now Linux gamers can rejoice: Valve opened the beta up to the general public this evening, giving anyone who wants to test it access to the Linux client. In addition, there's now an installer package repository as well.

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THQ considering Linux support for future releases

THQ considering Linux support for future releases

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few weeks (or just don't like video games all that much), then you should be familiar with the Humble THQ Bundle. THQ brought some triple-A flavor to the traditionally indie-centric bundle, allowing customers to name their own price on a bundle of games that included Saints Row: The Third, Darksiders, and Metro 2033. The bundle made over $5 million dollars in just two weeks, so in short, it was a smashing success.

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PengPod and PengStick available for pre-order, will begin shipping in early 2013

PengPod and PengStick available for pre-order, will begin shipping in early 2013

The PengPod and PengStick have been floating around for a few weeks, with an Indiegogo crowdfunding expenditure seeking $49,000 in funding. The company has exceeded that number, garnering in excess of $79,000. Now that the goal was hit, the devices are available for pre-order, with shipping starting in January 2013.

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Nokia seeks Linux engineer, Android crowd goes wild

Nokia seeks Linux engineer, Android crowd goes wild

A Nokia job listing [since taken down] has been discovered seeking a Senior Engineer with Linux expertise, rather than Windows Phone experience, this leading the Android masses to have a freak-out-festival about the possibilities of a Google OS Nokia device. At the moment it's a nearly all-Microsoft party at Nokia with the latter shaking hands heavily with the former for the launch of Windows Phone 8 with devices like the Nokia Lumia 920, a hero for the operating system. With a Linux expert on their team, (not that Nokia doesn't already have engineers with such expertise), it would appear that Nokia is attempting to keep their ties with Android at least a possible future plan - but clues are dubious at best.

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Dell now offering XPS 13 Ultrabook running Ubuntu

Dell now offering XPS 13 Ultrabook running Ubuntu

Dell has launched an Ubuntu version of its attractive XPS 13 ultrabook. The ultrabook is aimed at developers, offering them "the essentials they want" bundled up in a Linux-harboring device. The laptop is available for purchase now from Dell starting at $1,449. You can also nab a Windows version of the machine if Ubuntu isn't your thing.

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System76 unveils 17.3-inch Bonobo Extreme Ubuntu-powered laptop for gamers

System76 unveils 17.3-inch Bonobo Extreme Ubuntu-powered laptop for gamers

Ubuntu is known for many things: ease of use, regular updates, widespread community support, and more. One thing it is not known for is gaming. This is changing, however, with Steam heading to Linux in the near future. System76's new Bonobo Extreme is Ubuntu-powered and aimed at gamers, boasting some impressive hardware and a hefty price tag.

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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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