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February 15, 2013
by sjvn01
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How to install the Steam gaming client on Ubuntu (Gallery)

First things first: While you can run the new Linux Steam gaming client on other versions of Linux besides Ubuntu, for now it’s only supported on Ubuntu. If you want to try Steam on other Linux distributions, start at Valve’s … Continue reading

February 15, 2013
by sjvn01
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PC gaming comes to Ubuntu Linux with Steam client release

Since the dawn of the Linux penguin there has been one constant user compliant: “Linux won’t run my games!” Those days are now over. Today, February 14th, the Steam gaming client for Ubuntu Linux has arrived. According to the Canonical … Continue reading

October 1, 2012
by sjvn01
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How Watson Won at Jeopardy

While IBM’s Watson expert system isn’t ready to take over the world ala Skynet, it’s certainly “smart” enough to beat the world’s best two Jeopardy players. The company isn’t treating this as a trivial exercise; they’re also hard at work … Continue reading

July 18, 2012
by sjvn01
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Assassins, Orcs, & Zombies, oh my! Valve brings Steam games to Ubuntu Linux

For years, Valve, creator of the Steam game engine and network and such popular Windows games as Assassin’s Creed and The Elder Scrolls, has hinted that it was bring Steam and its games to Linux. But, then little came of … Continue reading