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Katherine Noyes has been an ardent geek ever since she first conquered Pyramid of Doom on an ancient TRS-80. Today she covers business and tech in all its forms, with an emphasis on Linux and open source software.

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10 reasons to try Zorin OS 9, the Linux OS that looks like Windows

Zorin OS 9 is designed to ease the transition from Windows and Mac OS users, with a choice of interfaces to resemble popular operating systems. Check out this user-friendly alternative OS here.

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11 ways LXLE Linux will make you forget all about XP

The lightweight, speedy and feature-packed LXLE 14.04 can breathe new life into your old XP hardware.

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10 awesome improvements in Linux Mint 17

Take a tour through the coolest features of this LTS release.

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Linux pros use tweak tools to customize their OS, and so can you

Customize everything from fonts and icons to search functionality and Web apps with these third-party helpers.

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Security and quality top companies' reasons for using open source

Survey results could indicate a sea change in small businesses' attitudes toward proprietary software.

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Ubuntu 14.04 beta 1 offers a sneak peek at 'Trusty Tahr'

Here's a glimpse of what's in store for Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu and Ubuntu GNOME.

What you need to know about the GnuTLS Linux bug

A flaw similar to Apple's 'goto fail' bug leaves many Linux variants vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks.

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Ubuntu phones on track for 2014 after all

Canonical aims to have the top 50 apps available at launch.