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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.

Mageia: A Linux Distro on the Rise

Having sprinted up the popularity charts, this distribution is worth a closer look.

Free Software Foundation: Ubuntu's Secure Boot Plan Won't Fly

Fedora Linux's proposed approach is better for users, the advocacy group says.

Sabayon 9: One Linux Distro, Three Desktop Flavors

Currently at No. 14 on DistroWatch's page-hit popularity rankings, Sabayon Linux recently got a major upgrade.

Google Rolls Out Chrome for Android and iOS

Some 310 million active users have already embraced the popular browser, Google says.

New Asus PC Comes with Ubuntu Linux Preloaded

This 11.6-inch netbook PC is also among the first to feature the new Intel Atom Cedar Trail dual-core CPU.

Firefox for Android Gets a 'Screaming Fast' Upgrade

Also included in Mozilla's new mobile browser are a fresh new look, a more personalized approach, and Flash support.

Which Linux Is Best for File Servers? Survey Says: Debian and Ubuntu

Red Hat distributions take second seat, according to the SMB users interviewed by Symform.

New to Linux? Zorin OS 6 Makes the Transition Easy

This newly updated Linux distribution aims to be 'the gateway to Linux for Windows users.'

Windows 8 Secure Boot: Two Linux Distros Respond

Fedora and Ubuntu Linux have very different strategies so far for dealing with the restrictions imposed by Microsoft's upcoming new operating system.

Get a Sneak Peek at Firefox's New 'Australis' Interface

Softly rounded tabs will feature prominently in the browser's upcoming new look.

Google: We Find 9,500 New Malicious Sites Every Day

Between 12 and 14 million daily searches return at least one hacked site, the company says.

Skype for Linux Gets a Big Update to Version 4.0

With so many alternatives, how many Linux users will embrace the Microsoft-owned VoIP software?

LibreOffice 3.6.0: A Look at What's Coming

Now available in a first beta release, the next version of this free productivity suite promises improvements across the board.

Android Tablets Beating Out iPad in Business and IT: Report

A shift is afoot in the global tablet market, IDG Connect's survey data suggests.

Linus Torvalds Wins Joint Millennium Technology Prize

Linux creator earns top honor and 600,000 euros in recognition for the global importance of the free and open source operating system.