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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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Chrome 26 hits beta with a new spell-checking engine

With this latest release, users can sync their custom dictionaries across devices.

Five new features coming in openSUSE Linux 12.3

Now included in the second and final release candidate of this popular Linux OS is 'Secure Boot' support.

Linus Torvalds speaks out with a Secure Boot plan

'Instead of pleasing Microsoft, try to see how we can add real security,” the Linux creator urged.

'Ubuntu Touch Port-a-Thon': 25 devices and counting

Those at Mobile World Congress, meanwhile, can stop by Canonical's booth to get the software flashed on their device.

Where things stand with Sailfish OS and Tizen

The latest Linux-powered mobile news isn't just about Firefox OS, Ubuntu, and Android.

Meet Manjaro Linux, a brand-new distro on the rise

With simplicity for newbies and flexibility for experts, this new Linux distro aims to offer something for everyone.

Dell's 'Sputnik' Ubuntu Linux laptop gets a key upgrade

Now with a full HD display, this developer-focused machine will soon roll out in Europe as well.

Companies are desperately seeking Linux talent, report says

Salaries and bonuses keep increasing as hiring managers struggle to find the help they need.

Canonical unwraps Ubuntu Linux for tablets

Those eager for a taste can download a developer preview version on Thursday.

Two Ubuntu Linux versions can now work with Secure Boot

Thursday's release of Ubuntu 12.04.2 brings the capability to users of Canonical's latest Long Term Support edition.

Two Linux tablet projects take a step forward

As the PengPod line begins shipping, the KDE-powered 'Vivaldi' tablet sets a May target.

For a sneak peek at Ubuntu phones, try this Android app

Can't wait for Ubuntu phones to arrive? Now you can get a taste of what they will be like.

'Chromebook Pixel': the Google PC we've been waiting for?

New evidence found in Google's Chrome OS code is fueling rumors that a high-end device is on the way.

Not just Linux: Windows can 'brick' Samsung laptops too

'Do not use UEFI on any Samsung laptops,' developer advises

Would Microsoft really bring Office to Linux?

Is an expanded base of Office users worth sacrificing yet another reason to stick with Windows?