Katherine NoyesPCWorld 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 business and tech in all its forms, with an emphasis on Linux and open source software.

Chrome 21 Debuts with New Video and Audio API, 26 Bug Fixes

With this new release, Google's browser takes its first step towards implementing the WebRTC real-time communications standard.

MATE 1.4: The GNOME 2 Desktop Clone Gets a Key Update

Now available for numerous Linux distributions, this traditional desktop environment just gained several new features.

SolusOS: A New Linux Distro with a Focus on the Familiar

This distribution has a brand-new desktop environment that's designed to be a GNOME 2 twin.

Firefox Add-Ons: More Than 3 Billion Downloaded So Far

More than 85 percent of all Firefox users have at least one add-on installed, Mozilla says.

Women in IT: 'The System Is Broken,' Author Warns

Professional engineer, entrepreneur, and author Karen Purcell discusses the challenges facing women in science and technology.

Fedora Linux Moves Forward with UEFI Secure Boot Plans

Two alternative routes make up Fedora's approach to getting around Windows 8's upcoming restrictions.

Too Busy for that Software Update? Survey Says: Join the Club

Most consumers need to see an update prompt between two and five times before downloading and installing the software, according to this new report.

Looking for a New Linux Distro? 31 More Are Coming Next Month

A new project aims to launch a brand-new Linux distribution every day in August.

Ubuntu Linux 12.10 Will Integrate Web Apps into the Desktop

With its new Ubuntu Web Apps feature, Canonical says it aims to 'set the Web free of the browser.'

Dell's New Ubuntu Linux Laptop Is Coming This Fall

Following an overwhelming response to its developer-oriented beta program, the company will move the project 'from pilot to product' in a few months, it says.

Download Firefox 14.0.1 for Extra Browsing Security

This latest major release of Mozilla's popular browser adds several new features to keep users safe on the Web.

Linux Developers Step Up to the Secure Boot Challenge

Based on Intel's Tianocore, a new virtual platform could give Linux distributions a better way to experiment with possible solutions.

Cure Sick Windows PCs with This New Linux 'Fix-on-a-Stick'

Armed with a Windows app and a custom version of Linux, these USB devices are designed to restore infected or bloated Windows PCs back to health.

Dell's Ubuntu Laptop Program Enters Beta, 'Blows Away' Expectations

Response to the company's developer-focused 'Project Sputnik' has been overwhelming, it says.

Two More Tiny Linux PCs Each Cost Less Than $100

The Linux-powered revolution continues with these flexible, low-cost devices.