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.

Splashtop comes to Ubuntu Linux with a speedy remote desktop option

Linux users could see as much as a 10x performance boost over traditional VNC solutions, Splashtop says.

Two key features star in the new Fedora 18 beta

A newly rewritten installer aims to make life easier for novice Linux users.

With 'Cinnarch,' Arch Linux gets a sprinkle of Cinnamon

Now in beta form, this new distro combines Linux Mint's traditionally flavored desktop with the popular rolling release distribution.

10 reasons to choose Ubuntu 12.10 over Windows 8

Canonical has touted its new OS as a good way to 'avoid the pain of Windows 8.' Here's why you should take up the challenge.

GNOME: The traditional Linux desktop is coming back

A new 'classic mode' will soon re-create the old GNOME 2's popular look and feel.

Seven fresh reasons to try Linux Mint 14 'Nadia'

Based on the new Ubuntu 12.10, this user-friendly operating system packs numerous updates, fixes, and new features.

Delays beset the Linux Foundation's Secure Boot workaround

'We’re still waiting for Microsoft' to provide a validly signed pre-bootloader, the nonprofit consortium says.

System76 unveils an 'extreme performance' Ubuntu Linux laptop

The Bonobo Extreme supports as much as 32GB dual channel DDR3 1600 MHz memory, and up to 3TB is available for storage.

Flush with cash, Mozilla pushes its mobile plans

Thanks to its renewed search partnership with Google, the Firefox maker's revenues are up 33 percent.

Meet the PengPod, a 'true Linux' tablet starting at $120

Now in the midst of a crowdfunding effort, this new line will include two tablet models as well as a mini PC.

New Mozilla tool lets anyone create and hack interactive videos

This free Web app brings new DIY capabilities to everyday users.

New video offers a peek at Ubuntu for Android

Could a product announcement be imminent?

New Acer Chromebook costs just $199

Featuring an Intel Celeron 847 and an 18-second boot time, this new Linux-based device offers an all-time low price point.

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Firefox turns 8 and gets a key security boost

By enforcing HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) for select domains, the beta version of Firefox 17 aims to enhance users' privacy and security online.

Tiny $57 PC is like the Raspberry Pi, but faster and fully open

All CAD files are available for the customizable A13-OLinuXino, which runs Linux and Android.