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.

The Chromebook family grows again with Acer's new C7

Aimed primarily at schools, this latest entry offers six hours of battery life.

The ultimate Linux starter kit for small business

Linux machines can save your business cold, hard cash. Here's how to pick the best OS and apps for yourself, your workers, and your IT pros.

Ubuntu Linux gets a new official flavor

Following its debut last fall, Ubuntu GNOME Remix is now a supported part of the distribution's family.

No end in sight to telework, survey finds

Despite recent moves at Yahoo and Best Buy, other companies say they plan to keep offering the benefit.

Chrome OS holds firm against hackers at Pwnium 3

Despite the promise of hefty rewards, hackers failed to fell Google's Linux-based OS last week.

LibreOffice update brings remote presentation app to Windows, Mac

Users on any PC platform can now control presentations from an Android phone.

The Chromebook Pixel gets a thumbs-up from Linus Torvalds

'The screen really is that nice,' says the father of Linux.

With convergence in mind, Ubuntu Linux scraps Wayland

Canonical's new device-agnostic plan calls for a different display server, it says.

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Chrome 26 hits beta with a new spell-checking engine

With this latest release, users can sync their custom dictionaries across devices.

Five new features coming in openSUSE Linux 12.3

Now included in the second and final release candidate of this popular Linux OS is 'Secure Boot' support.

Linus Torvalds speaks out with a Secure Boot plan

'Instead of pleasing Microsoft, try to see how we can add real security,” the Linux creator urged.

'Ubuntu Touch Port-a-Thon': 25 devices and counting

Those at Mobile World Congress, meanwhile, can stop by Canonical's booth to get the software flashed on their device.

Where things stand with Sailfish OS and Tizen

The latest Linux-powered mobile news isn't just about Firefox OS, Ubuntu, and Android.

Meet Manjaro Linux, a brand-new distro on the rise

With simplicity for newbies and flexibility for experts, this new Linux distro aims to offer something for everyone.

Dell's 'Sputnik' Ubuntu Linux laptop gets a key upgrade

Now with a full HD display, this developer-focused machine will soon roll out in Europe as well.