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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.

Six good reasons to try Manjaro Linux 0.8.5

This new update to the up-and-coming distro adds key beginner-friendly features.

Fuduntu Linux is closing its doors

Plans are already afoot for a brand-new replacement for the distro, which was just updated last week.

Serious LibreOffice update fixes 54 bugs

File import and export are improved in the new stability-focused LibreOffice 3.6.6.

Create your own apps for free with open-source LiveCode 6.0

The result of a successful Kickstarter campaign, RunRev's new open version lets amateur users create mobile, desktop, and server apps.

Key updates have arrived for Fuduntu and PCLinuxOS

A 'Lite' version of Fuduntu is among the brand-new features introduced this week.

With Firefox 22, Mozilla escalates the tracking battle

Third-party cookies are automatically blocked by default in this early browser release.

Ubuntu 13.04 'Raring Ringtail' drops Wubi in final beta

Also available for testing is an updated version of the newly official Ubuntu GNOME remix.

It's an ideal time to have Linux skills, SUSE exec says

Demand is especially high for developers with kernel know-how, says SUSE's Michael Miller.

Three Ubuntu Linux versions will reach end of life in May

If you're still using Ubuntu 11.10, Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop, or Ubuntu 8.04 Server, it's time to upgrade.

As Mozilla turns 15, Firefox 20 debuts with new privacy features

The new Firefox for Android supports private browsing on a per-tab basis.

GNOME 3.8 delivers more privacy and a new 'classic' mode

The new GNOME Classic desktop combines GNOME 3 technology with numerous popular GNOME 2 features.

Bitcoin surges past $100, gains Expensify support

By making Bitcoin an official reimbursement option, Expensify joins the list of businesses incorporating the virtual currency.

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Chrome update polishes spell-check and fixes bugs

Improved spell-checking and several key security fixes are among the highlights of Google's latest browser release, Chrome version 26.

Linux use in business jumps again, survey says

Eighty percent of organizations plan to increase their use of Linux servers, but only 20 percent plan to purchase Windows servers over the next five years.

Linux group hits Microsoft with complaint over 'Secure Boot'

The technology implemented in Windows 8 hardware is an 'obstruction mechanism,' the Spanish group charges.