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.

Three Ubuntu Linux versions will reach end of life in May

If you're still using Ubuntu 11.10, Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop, or Ubuntu 8.04 Server, it's time to upgrade.

As Mozilla turns 15, Firefox 20 debuts with new privacy features

The new Firefox for Android supports private browsing on a per-tab basis.

GNOME 3.8 delivers more privacy and a new 'classic' mode

The new GNOME Classic desktop combines GNOME 3 technology with numerous popular GNOME 2 features.

Bitcoin surges past $100, gains Expensify support

By making Bitcoin an official reimbursement option, Expensify joins the list of businesses incorporating the virtual currency.

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Chrome update polishes spell-check and fixes bugs

Improved spell-checking and several key security fixes are among the highlights of Google's latest browser release, Chrome version 26.

Linux use in business jumps again, survey says

Eighty percent of organizations plan to increase their use of Linux servers, but only 20 percent plan to purchase Windows servers over the next five years.

Linux group hits Microsoft with complaint over 'Secure Boot'

The technology implemented in Windows 8 hardware is an 'obstruction mechanism,' the Spanish group charges.

Linux distro update: Ubuntu slashes support, Debian 7.0 draws near

Users of Canonical's Long Term Support (LTS) releases will remain unaffected.

Have an older PC? Try the new Ubuntu Linux-based LXLE

This new Lubuntu-based distro includes drivers and utilities for older graphics and audio hardware.

Mozilla: Has Firefox become too customizable?

Currently, there are numerous options with potentially 'disastrous' consequences, one Mozillian says.

Ready for a new Google Docs alternative? Meet open source OX Documents

First to arrive will be a word-processing component enabling multidevice editing and collaboration on major text document formats.

Gender gap? In tech salaries, it's all gone, Dice reports

Since 2009, pay has been equal for men and women with equivalent levels of experience, education, and job titles, the careers site says.

Like Ubuntu Linux? This week, help make it better

This Thursday is the next Ubuntu Bug Day, offering fans a chance to give back and help out.

Ubuntu Linux 13.04 'Raring Ringtail' hits beta 1

No milestone release image will be available, however, until the final beta early next month.

For a fully free desktop OS, try Trisquel GNU/Linux 6.0

Endorsed by the Free Software Foundation, this distribution includes no proprietary components.