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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.

New JavaScript Tech Will Make Firefox 18 Faster

This upcoming version of Mozilla's browser could be as much as 26 percent speedier than its predecessor.

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

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

Apache Web servers will ignore IE10's 'Do Not Track' settings

By turning DNT on by default, Microsoft is deliberately violating the proposed standard, Apache cofounder says.

Get a sneak peek at Firefox OS in this new Mozilla video

Now you can see the new mobile operating system in action on a ZTE phone.

Two more tiny, sub-$100 Linux PCs join the fray

Priced as low as $49, these new devices expand PC users' options.

Android hits 1.3 million daily device activations

Gingerbread still dominates installations on existing hardware, meanwhile, with Ice Cream Sandwich in second place.

Five key new improvements in OpenSUSE Linux 12.2

It's been almost a year since the last release, but a raft of updates make this new Linux distribution well worth checking out.

Coming soon to Linux: Nvidia Optimus graphics support

A new version of Nvidia's proprietary graphics driver will let Linux users benefit from its switching technology.

HP Launches Open WebOS into Beta, Pushes Ahead with Hiring

Two builds are now available for developers: one for the desktop, and one for ARM devices.

The New 'Pure GNOME' Ubuntu Linux Is Coming This Fall

Though its name is still up in the air, the new OS is reportedly due in October.

Thunderbird 15 Delivers Security Fixes and Chat Support

Also included in the latest release of Mozilla's popular email client are Do Not Track support and Ubuntu One integration.

PC-in-a-Keyboard Comes with Ubuntu Linux Preloaded

Just plug in a VGA monitor and you're ready to go with this $239 device.

Twitter Joins the Linux Foundation

'Tens of thousands' of Linux machines reportedly keep the microblogging site running.

Five Reasons to Try the New PCLinuxOS

This user-friendly Linux distribution is packed with applications and offers broad device and driver support.

Firefox 17 Will Boost Add-On Security

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