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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.

Flush with cash, Mozilla pushes its mobile plans

Thanks to its renewed search partnership with Google, the Firefox maker's revenues are up 33 percent.

Meet the PengPod, a 'true Linux' tablet starting at $120

Now in the midst of a crowdfunding effort, this new line will include two tablet models as well as a mini PC.

New Mozilla tool lets anyone create and hack interactive videos

This free Web app brings new DIY capabilities to everyday users.

New video offers a peek at Ubuntu for Android

Could a product announcement be imminent?

New Acer Chromebook costs just $199

Featuring an Intel Celeron 847 and an 18-second boot time, this new Linux-based device offers an all-time low price point.

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Firefox turns 8 and gets a key security boost

By enforcing HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) for select domains, the beta version of Firefox 17 aims to enhance users' privacy and security online.

Tiny $57 PC is like the Raspberry Pi, but faster and fully open

All CAD files are available for the customizable A13-OLinuXino, which runs Linux and Android.

HP bets big on Linux

With a $500,000 investment, HP joins Samsung and others with a seat on the Linux Foundation's board of directors.

Android turns 5 today, hits 75 percent of the smartphone market

Apple's iOS comes in with a distant second place, while Windows Phone takes the fifth spot.

Calling all Linux Mint fans: There's a new online store to check out

Thanks to a new partnership with ThinkPenguin, several PCs are now available with Mint preloaded.

Have a new software idea? FundaGeek wants to help fund it.

This brand-new crowdfunding platform is targeted specifically at software developers.

A Halloween treat for Linux and Mac users: CrossOver is free today

Now available with 12 months of support, this software lets Windows apps run on other platforms.

Ubuntu Linux's Amazon integration gets a thumbs-down from the EFF

Online search results should be disabled by default, the advocacy group says.

Goodbye and farewell to Ubuntu Linux 11.04 'Natty Narwhal'

This paradigm-changing version of Canonical's popular Linux distro has now reached end of life.

For a beginner-friendly distro, try Linux Lite 1.0.0

Based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, this brand-new distribution uses the lightweight Xfce desktop and offers five years of support.