Cannot give you the details because I am no expert, but under Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Thar, I have no force feedback on my Logitech joysticks and wheel, with any game. I recall reading that the Linux driver for force feedback is immature, but I cannot find the article. Also, Logitech controllers, I believe, use a proprietary protocol.
That is one of the problems for SteamOS; lack of controller support. SteamOS does not support force feedback yet, AFAIK.
If Red Hat goes after some Desktop market, it is for specialized, corporate markets. Not for general consumers and surely not on laptop.
As for Canonical's resources, I guess they are split half and half between the server business and consumer business, the server business fuelling the consumer initiative. Currently they are focusing on the tablet / smartphone. Desktop is pretty largely pushed aside for the moment; this is obvious by the low quality (numerous bugs) of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
Fedora LTS version is RHEL which is expensive, though they could install CentOS
But manly, it is a laptop and not a server they are selling. RedHat has never been interested in selling a desktop solution (just to contradict me, I believe that recently they have a workstation version comming up). Ubuntu is first and foremost concentrating on the Desktop experience. Steam supports Ubuntu, not Fedora. Ubuntu is what is closest to Windows and Mac as for support. It had wifi connection via GUI two years before Fedora got it.
And if you do not like Unity, you can try Gubuntu. It should look familliar to Fedora as it runs Gnome 3.
Researchers at IBM's X-Force research team have seen a new version of Cridex, which is also known as Bugat and Feodo, using some of the same techniques that GOZ used to such good effect. Specifically, the new strain of malware has adopted GOZ's penchant for using HTML injections, and the researchers say the technique is nearly identical to the way that GOZ handled it.
"There are two possible explanations for this. First, someone from the GOZ group could have moved to the Bugat team. This would not be the first time something like this has happened, which we've witnessed in other cases involving Zeus and Citadel; however, it is not very likely in this case since Bugat and GOZ are essentially competitors, while Zeus and Citadel are closely related. The second and more likely explanation is that the Bugat team could have analyzed and perhaps reversed the GOZ malware before copying the HTML injections that made GOZ so highly profitable for its operators," Etay Maor, a senior fraud prevention strategist at IBM, wrote in an analysis of the new malware.
You are thinking server. Linux is also about the desktop. And you will shutdown your laptop more often to preserve battery, particularly on laptops where unfortunately, suspend to ram is not working.
Same for a console like SteamOS.
What is promissing is that any game that would be running under SteamOS could also run under Ubuntu, a general purpose distribution for which you can install many desktop applications. You cannot do that on Android or iOS.
Unfortunatly, us Linux users are stuck with flash 22.214.171.1242 as Adobe has abandonned the plateform, unless you use Chrome. We are not moving fast enough away from flash...
Once my car get rusted, can it be recalled? The recalls only concerns safety. For anything else that fails without puting in peril safety will never be recalled.
I believe you need a VM if you are running the latest version 2010 as most of the applications are only rated bronze. And as far as I can tell, you cannot purchase an older version as is it no more available.
When you reinvent the wheel, improve on it and keep the implementation of the improvement to yourself, the improvements are not available to the competition.
Really not an expert in Android so I am just throwing ideas here.
Since Android is based on Linux, chmod a-rwx would be an easy staring point. If the application cannot be read and executed, it cannot be started.
Better, erase the unwanted apps with 'rm' and keep only the one you want, the browser.