Katherine NoyesU.S. Correspondent, PCWorld

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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.

Fedora 19 alpha offers a peek at what's coming

New 3D printing tools are among the additions in this latest preview release.

Ubuntu 13.04 'Raring Ringtail' debuts, to be followed by 'Saucy Salamander'

The latest desktop version of this popular Linux distribution focuses on performance.

Should you trust that report? Open-source tool can help

'Churnalism' aims to distinguish original news stories from repackaged press releases and Wikipedia articles.

First Firefox OS developer phones are already sold out

Two new preview devices made a brief appearance, then appeared to be sold out online.

Coming soon to Linux: A lightweight KDE alternative

Among the goals for the new 'KLyDE' desktop are a minimal footprint, simplified configuration, and a fast startup.

Open source is taking over the software world, survey says

Innovation, quality, and growth are named as key motivators for using open source software.

Six good reasons to try Manjaro Linux 0.8.5

This new update to the up-and-coming distro adds key beginner-friendly features.

Fuduntu Linux is closing its doors

Plans are already afoot for a brand-new replacement for the distro, which was just updated last week.

Serious LibreOffice update fixes 54 bugs

File import and export are improved in the new stability-focused LibreOffice 3.6.6.

Create your own apps for free with open-source LiveCode 6.0

The result of a successful Kickstarter campaign, RunRev's new open version lets amateur users create mobile, desktop, and server apps.

Key updates have arrived for Fuduntu and PCLinuxOS

A 'Lite' version of Fuduntu is among the brand-new features introduced this week.

With Firefox 22, Mozilla escalates the tracking battle

Third-party cookies are automatically blocked by default in this early browser release.

Ubuntu 13.04 'Raring Ringtail' drops Wubi in final beta

Also available for testing is an updated version of the newly official Ubuntu GNOME remix.

It's an ideal time to have Linux skills, SUSE exec says

Demand is especially high for developers with kernel know-how, says SUSE's Michael Miller.

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.