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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.

Firefox 17 Will Boost Add-On Security

Upcoming release will add an extra level of protection between add-ons and Mozilla's popular browser.

For DRM-Free Content, Look for the New FSF Logo

This new label from the Free Software Foundation aims to help buyers find e-books and other media distributed without digital rights management restrictions.

Linux's '31 Flavors of Fun' Project: 19 Distros and Counting

Now roughly two-thirds of the way through, this effort has already produced intriguing results.

Coming Soon: A 'Pure GNOME' Ubuntu Linux

With 'GNObuntu,' serious GNOME fans can now look forward to an Ubuntu flavor of their very own.

Has Android Malware Tripled in Recent Months? Not So Fast

Did 14,900 new malicious programs appear in the second quarter, or just 40? It all depends whom you ask.

HP Spins Off 'Gram' as Independent Home for WebOS

This new wholly owned company aims to create 'a technology that will unleash the freedom of the Web,' it says.

Google+ Starts Rolling Out Custom URLs

Forget those long, klunky profile addresses involving way too many numbers. Soon, you'll be able to claim a memorable one all your own.

Dreaming of a Linux Ultrabook? Meet the New ZaReason UltraLap 430

With Intel HD 4000 graphics, third-generation Ivy Bridge technology, and rapid boot times, this new device offers a choice of Linux operating systems.

SUSE Linux Outlines Its Plans for Windows 8 Secure Boot

Based on Fedora's strategy, this new approach to Windows 8's restrictions adds new flexibility to the mix.

GNOME Announces a Brand-New OS Coming in 2014

Tablet-focused touch capabilities, meanwhile, are now on the way to the GNOME desktop.

Five Big Reasons to Download LibreOffice 3.6

Now enriched with a raft of new features, this free and open source productivity suite is increasingly popular with corporate users, its maker says.

'Damn Small Linux' Returns with a Brand-New Release Candidate

Targeting older PCs, this tiny Linux distribution weighs in at just 50MB.

Six Key Improvements in Bodhi Linux 2.0.1

Now based on Ubuntu Linux 12.04, this free OS is available in both 32- and 64-bit versions.

Need to Choose a Creative Commons License? This New Tool Can Help

A newly revamped online chooser is designed to help users make more informed decisions about the license they use.

KDE 4.9 Brings Fresh Stability and Performance to the Linux Desktop

The Dolphin file manager and the Okular document viewer are among the components to receive key improvements in this latest update to the popular KDE Software Compilation.