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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.

Five new features coming in Firefox 21 tomorrow

A new 'Do Not Track' option and an expanded Social API are among the highlights to expect in this new release.

Korora Linux 18 aims to deliver a friendlier Fedora

This newly updated Linux distro is based on Fedora 18 but adds numerous features for extra usability.

Canonical staff to get working Ubuntu phones by late May

By 'eating its own dog food,' the company says it hopes to accelerate progress on Ubuntu Touch.

Linux code is the 'benchmark of quality,' study concludes

Most recently, Coverity scanned 7.6 million lines of code in Linux 3.8 and found a defect density of just .59.

Five things to like About Debian 7.0 'Wheezy'

Speech-based installation and UEFI support are among many improvements in this updated Linux distribution.

Google and Adobe beautify fonts on Linux, iOS

The new Adobe CFF engine 'will benefit technical and nontechnical users alike,' Google says.

Dell's Linux laptop has good hardware, decent toolkit

Our Linux pros check out the decked-out XPS 13 'Developer Edition' laptop, preloaded with Ubuntu and other tools.

New Chromebooks coming this year from Asus and Acer, report suggests

Samsung, Lenovo, and HP are expected to release Chromebooks soon as well.

From the ashes of Fuduntu, FuSE Linux is born

This brand-new distro will likely use the Consort desktop for a classic experience.

Linux kernel 3.9 adds full Chrome OS support

New SSD capabilities, meanwhile, enable faster performance.

Fedora 19 alpha offers a peek at what's coming

New 3D printing tools are among the additions in this latest preview release.

Ubuntu 13.04 'Raring Ringtail' debuts, to be followed by 'Saucy Salamander'

The latest desktop version of this popular Linux distribution focuses on performance.

Should you trust that report? Open-source tool can help

'Churnalism' aims to distinguish original news stories from repackaged press releases and Wikipedia articles.

First Firefox OS developer phones are already sold out

Two new preview devices made a brief appearance, then appeared to be sold out online.

Coming soon to Linux: A lightweight KDE alternative

Among the goals for the new 'KLyDE' desktop are a minimal footprint, simplified configuration, and a fast startup.