This is our seventh Linux news weekly round-up. Enjoy!
- Steam’d Penguins
The Steam gaming platform has officially been brought to Linux! Valve, the maker of Steam, is currently in the process of porting games to the Steam Linux gaming platform.
- Demand rises for Raspberry Pi’s $35 Linux computer
It is nice to see demand growing for this ARM-based Linux system. And now, you can now order these Raspberry Pi’s in bulk. The Raspberry Pi enables people to build their own Linux system at a small cost.
- Dell’s Ubuntu Laptop Program Enters Beta, ‘Blows Away’ Expectations
Dell is helping to make Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth’s expectations of shipping Ubuntu on 5% of PCs worldwide a reality. The project, dubbed by Dell as “Project Sputnik”, has just entered beta: according to Dell’s website, a “limited number of applicants will be selected to receive a discounted, beta version solution” with the Ubuntu operating system pre-loaded.
- Linux Mint 13 “Maya” KDE RC released
A lightweight KDE-based version of the popular Linux Mint operating system has just been released.
- Firefox 14 Released With New Security Features
Mozilla has just announced a new version of their Firefox browser. Some of the most notable changes have to do with protecting the user and identifying secure and insecure sites.
- MeeGo Startup Jolla Signs Deal
Jolla is on a mission to revive the Linux-based open-source operating system for phones: they are expected to release at least two new Meego-powered smartphones later this year. They have taken the first step by signing a deal with China’s D.Phone.
- The Linux desktop, thanks to Chromebooks, goes retail
The Chromebook, a PC geared toward people who “live on the web” has just made its way into Best Buy in the United States. Google’s Chrome OS is based on Linux.