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Wasteland 3 becomes fully funded, launches stretch goals

Wasteland 3 becomes fully funded, launches stretch goals

Well that didn't take long: just a few days after launching on Fig, Wasteland 3 has hit its crowdfunding goal of $2.75 million. There wasn't much doubt that it would be a success considering that Wasteland 2 was a crowdfunding hit all its own, and now inXile has until the campaign wraps on November 3 to raise as much additional cash as possible. That, in case you were wondering, means stretch goals.

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Wasteland 3 first gameplay trailer, crowdfunding campaign now live

Wasteland 3 first gameplay trailer, crowdfunding campaign now live

A week ago, inXile Entertainment announced its ambitions to create Wasteland 3. The team revealed details on new gameplay mechanics and a new setting while at the same time announcing a new crowdfunding campaign to make the game a reality. That crowdfunding campaign has gone live today, and inXile has delivered our first look at Wasteland 3 gameplay to go along with it.

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Raspberry Pi gets its own official desktop environment: PIXEL

Raspberry Pi gets its own official desktop environment: PIXEL

The Raspberry Pi, in all its incarnations, has been used in every DIY project or dream imaginable, from security systems to obstruction-detecting robots to, well, mini desktop computers. While most of these projects won’t really use a traditional computer desktop environment, the RPi was still in need of a lightweight, beautiful, and user-friendly desktop for beginners as well as those using the single-board computer as a regular, though less powerful, everyday desktop. Thus, PIXEL was born and is now available for download and use.

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Wasteland 3 invites you to explore frozen Colorado with a friend

Wasteland 3 invites you to explore frozen Colorado with a friend

Given the the immense crowdfunding success of Wasteland 2, it was a pretty safe assumption that we'd someday see a Wasteland 3. That possibility became a reality today, with developer inXile officially unveiling Wasteland 3 and dropping a few details on what to expect. The game promises to have similar mechanics to the ones that made the revival of the Wasteland series so successful, except for one fairly major addition: support for co-op play.

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Microsoft, Lenovo accused of blocking Linux on “Signature Edition” PCs

Microsoft, Lenovo accused of blocking Linux on “Signature Edition” PCs

Laptops these days are getting more powerful, thinner, and, like the Lenovo Yoga Book, more interesting. While most of these were made with running Windows in mind, some consumers prefer to have the final say on what OS to use, which usually means Linux (or Chrome OS sometimes). But much to their dismay, some buyers of the Lenovo Yoga 900, 910S, and 710S have found out that they can’t do so, supposedly because of an agreement between Microsoft and OEMs like Lenovo to prevent other operating systems like Linux to be installed on Signature Edition PCs like those models. However, reality isn’t as simple as that may sound.

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Omega2 IoT Linux computer has WiFi and tiny price

Omega2 IoT Linux computer has WiFi and tiny price

At some point in the future just about everything will want to get on your WiFi and connect to the internet. Comcast will love that, since most cheap plans limit the number of devices you can connect to your account at once. A new Linux-powered computer specifically made for the IoT has landed on Kickstarter and it is called the Omega2. This little gizmo has its own integrated WiFi and sells for the princely sum of $5.

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Disney brings Aladdin and other 16-bit classics to PC, Mac, and Linux

Disney brings Aladdin and other 16-bit classics to PC, Mac, and Linux

If you're like me and grew up in the 16-bit era of video games, then you'll probably remember Disney's collection of platformers fondly. Those games not only showed that good movie tie-ins can exist, but also what good platformers are made of. Make no mistake: Disney definitely had a hot streak back in the mid-90s, and now through its partnership with GOG.com, we can relive a few of those memories on PC.

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Skype for Linux Alpha brings better UI, new emoticons and more

Skype for Linux Alpha brings better UI, new emoticons and more

Linux users now have access to a new version of Skype. In an announcement today, Skype revealed the availability of an alpha version of a new Skype for Linux client, saying “the launch … ensures we can continue to support our Linux users in the years to come.” In addition, the company has announced that individual and group voice calls on web.skype.com now works for Chrome on Linux and for anyone using a Chromebook.

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Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition Review

Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition Review

Despite Nokia ex-CEO Stephen Elop's boasts, the smartphone market has indeed become a two-horse race between Android and iOS. Of course, just because those two have pretty much cornered the mobile market doesn't mean there is no room for others, especially those that aren't aiming for world domination. At leat not yet. We're talking here about more unconventional, more "experimental" platforms like, say, Ubuntu Touch. Although already in the commercial market for more than a year, Ubuntu Touch's smartphone promise reaches its full potential in the more muscled Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition. But does this so far most powerful Ubuntu smartphone live up to the expectations it has set up for itself? It's time to buckle your seat belts and join us for another ride into the somewhat alien world of Ubuntu on Mobile.

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Sony settles with PS3 owners over Linux lawsuit

Sony settles with PS3 owners over Linux lawsuit

A long-running class-action lawsuit from PlayStation 3 owners angry over losing the ability to run Linux on the console may finally be over. When the PS3 launched in 2006, it featured support for "OtherOS," which let owners install Linux on the console's hard drive. Only a few short years later, Sony disabled the feature in a software update, claiming it was necessary to fight piracy. After years of court battles, Sony has now agreed to a settlement worth millions of dollars.

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Ubuntu Touch now supports Convergence over wireless display

Ubuntu Touch now supports Convergence over wireless display

Canonical has just released the latest major update to the Ubuntu Touch mobile OS and it is really a major one, especially for owners of Ubuntu Touch smartphones. While those, particularly the Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition, is more than capable of offering Convergence, it was blocked by the lack of a HDMI out port. With this latest OTA-11 update, that is no longer an issue as Ubuntu Touch now supports connecting to an external display wirelessly, which means smartphone users can even more conveniently use Convergence with no wires in sight.

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Hack lets PS4 run Steam Linux games

Hack lets PS4 run Steam Linux games

This current generation of consoles, both the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One, did something substantially different from their predecessors. For the first time, they sported desktop PC components inside, practically making them special purpose PCs fine-tuned for gaming. That fact, of course, has piqued the curiosity of many modders and hackers in actually making those machines run a different operating system, usually Linux. One such modder is OsirisX, who has not only successfully loaded Linux on the PS4, but was able to get SteamOS games up and running at decent performance.

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