Katherine NoyesU.S. Correspondent, PCWorld Follow me on Google+

Katherine Noyes has been an ardent geek ever since she first conquered Pyramid of Doom on an ancient TRS-80. Today she covers enterprise software in all its forms, with an emphasis on Linux and open source software.

Firefox 18 delivers a jolt of speed to Web apps and games

Performance is now up to 25 percent faster thanks to a new JavaScript compiler, Mozilla says.

Calling all GNOME 2 fans: Meet Fuduntu Linux 2013.1

Offering a classic desktop experience, this distro just got a major upgrade.

The CuBox Pro: for $160, a tiny, open PC with 2GB of RAM

Ubuntu Linux comes preinstalled, but the device also supports Debian and Android, among others.

Samsung: Tizen Linux phones will arrive in 2013

Handsets running this Intel-backed OS will bring yet more choice to the mobile arena.

Ubuntu for phones makes its official debut

Devices featuring the new mobile Linux OS will arrive in late 2013, Canonical says.

Make 2013 the year you switch to Linux

Now that Windows 8 is here, there's no better time to embrace a more free, open, and desktop-friendly alternative.

Five Linux predictions for 2013

This past year was a great one for Linux, but the upcoming one promises to be even better.

GNOME 2: Still king of the Linux desktop

As 2012 draws to a close, this old favorite continues to reign supreme in many users' hearts.

Five reasons 2012 was a great year for Linux

Numerous market factors have allowed the free and open source operating system to make great strides.

Another year, another totally different top 10 Linux distros

Compared with last year, this year's list delivers several distinct surprises.

Turn your Raspberry Pi into a tiny Linux laptop

This diminutive device sports an LCD screen and keyboard as well as a 64GB solid state drive, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and an integral touchpad.

The 'Linux Diversity' collection: One kit, 10 Linux distros

If you're shopping around for a new OS, this set will give you a variety of the latest popular options.

Mac users get an official Ubuntu One client

Unlike Google Drive, which lacks Linux software, Canonical's cloud storage service is now fully cross-platform.

Three new features coming in Linux Mint 15

The Cinnamon 1.8 desktop, for instance, will feature fresh applets and desktop widgets.

Coming soon: A new, open laptop from the creator of Chumby

This hand-crafted Linux device will feature 'uniquely open source components,' its maker says.