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Now two years old, LibreOffice is going strong

With cloud and tablet versions in the works, LibreOffice has become the third largest free software project focused on a desktop app.

Canonical adds a 'kill switch' for Ubuntu's Amazon search

A new toggle feature will let users turn off online searches across the board, including those on Amazon.

Now in Ubuntu Linux 12.10: Amazon search results

Widespread user outcry ensues, but Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth calls concerns 'FUD.'

Ubuntu Linux changes its plans for Windows 8 Secure Boot

The popular distribution will use the GRUB 2 bootloader after all, Canonical says.

NexPhone concept: an Ubuntu-based, Android 'brain in your pocket'

This dockable device be used at home, at the office, and on the road without the need to synchronize content or contacts.

10 award-winning open source apps to try today

Among 125 honorees in this year's InfoWorld “Bossie” awards are numerous gems for business use.

Sabayon 10 adds a GNOME 2-flavored 'MATE' edition

Four desktop options now greet users of this popular Linux distribution.

5 free open source alternatives to Microsoft Office

Small businesses don't always need Microsoft Office software for word processing, spreadsheets, email, database and publishing tools.

Intel: Clover Trail Atom chip won't work with Linux

Instead, the forthcoming processor will be 'a Windows 8 chip,' the company reportedly said.

Five new features in Ubuntu 12.10 'Quantal Quetzal' Beta 1

Of particular interest to business users is support for whole disk encryption.