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Valve's Steam to Enter Linux Gaming Beta, and Other Players Entering the Fray

As things continue to heat up on the open source gaming front, Valve is preparing for a  beta test of the Linux version of its popular Steam service, which Valve has promised to deliver by the end of this year. Many Linux gamers are watching this closely, especially after the popularity of Steam for the Mac. Valve had already promised to launch the Steam for Linux beta test in October, but it is a closed beta, and Valve is seeking to fill 1,000 spots for it via an online survey. 

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Widgets Are Coming To The Unity Desktop

Aside from new lenses and other features coming to the Unity desktop during the Ubuntu 13.04 development cycle, Canonical will also be making a push for widgets to happen on Ubuntu's Unity desktop...

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Open Recall: GNOME 3.7.1, VirtualBox 4.2.4, Testing Flash on Firefox

This edition of Open Recall looks at the first development snapshot of what will become GNOME 3.8, VirtualBox 4.2.4, testing the Flash Player plugin on Firefox and a second release candidate openSUSE for ARM hardware...

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Linux 3.7-rc3: Some Of You Need To Change Your Names

Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.7-rc3 kernel on Sunday evening. There isn't much that stands out about this release, but there is a small comedic rant by Linus about the names of some kernel contributors.

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The Software Creation Literacy Crisis

The number of people who can read and write code, particularly for mobile devices, is dangerously low: what's needed are easier ways to create software you can use in the context of your specific needs...

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Valve Kicks Off Steam on Linux Beta Test at UDS

Valve has officially announced the beginning of its Steam for Linux beta program at the Ubuntu Developers Summit in Copenhagen. While it is not known how many games will be included, several hints have been uncovered...

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