Sep 282012

Gabe Newell now famously referred to Windows 8 as a “catastrophe for everyone in the PC space,” which could work out great for Linux users. Based in part on fears that Microsoft will erect a walled garden around Windows 8 and lock out developers who don’t want to play the Windows Store game, Valve has been hard at work trying to port Steam over to Linux, and the first beta run will kick off in October.

The private beta is only open to 1,000 users, so it’s a pretty exclusive club if you can manage to get in.

MOREMaximum PC | Valve Plans Limited Beta Test for Steam on Linux, Only 1,000 Users Invited.


Oct 142011

At long last, the next major version of Ubuntu is all polished up and ready to strut around in front a public audience. Ubuntu 11.10 “Oneiric Ocelot” brings a bevy of changes to Canonical’s popular open source Linux operating system, most notably to the Unity shell. Unless you’ve been playing with a beta build, Oneiric Ocelot is Ubuntu like you’ve never seen it before.

via Maximum PC | Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) Now Available for Download.