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Mark Shuttleworth recently stoked hopes of "household brands" shipping Ubuntu-powered phones, but Canonical's Community Manager has poured cold water on it happening any time soon.

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Flaws in Microsoft Word and Office Web Apps that allow hackers to execute malicious code on vulnerable systems have been fixed in Redmond's latest monthly batch of security bug fixes.

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WiGig pioneer Wilocity, developer of 5Gbps 802.11ad Wi-Fi chippery, has shipped more than a million of its chipsets, but it has bigger plans for the future of its tri-band 60GHz, 5GHz, and 2.4GHz chipsets – including using them to turn desktop phones made by its new partner, Cisco, into wireless desktop hubs.

No, it's not a joke. The Linux Foundation has joined forces with the Apache Software Foundation, the grandfather of open-source development groups, to help run ApacheCon.

 If you look behind the scenes of the many gadgets shown at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas last week you can spot Linux and open-source software almost everywhere. Here are some of the marvels that I discovered while roaming the show. Click through the slideshow and read on for more details.

If you look behind the scenes of the many gadgets shown at the  Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas last week you can spot Linux and open-source software almost everywhere. Here are Rudolf Streif’s top marvels from the show.

These 7 distros are game-changers for 2014.

Thick as two short planks, but deliciously woody

It's a tip of the hat today to Michael Castor, who caught our eye with his attractive fusion of plywood, carbon fibre and Raspberry Pi, dubbed the "PiPad".

CES is a beast: hundreds of announcements, overbooked hotels and crowded booths combine to make even the most frequent conference goer’s head spin. But it’s not the beast that’s of note. It’s the silent giant in those crowded booths that inspires my work for the year ahead. At CES, I get to see the very tangible results of the amazing work of thousands of Linux developers and users from around the world all in one place.

darthcamaro writes "What follows in the footsteps of Heisenbug, Spherical Cow and Beefy Miracle? Apparently the answer is 'null' as is nothing. Fedora Linux 21 could well have no funky new name as its past predecessors have all had, thanks to a recent vote by the Fedora board to move away from the existing naming practices. Fedora 21 itself will not be out in the first half of 2014 either, instead the plan is now for a release sometime around August. A delayed release however doesn't mean something is wrong as Red Hat's community Linux distro aims to re-invent itself."

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