Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, aka sjvn, has been writing about technology and the business of technology since CP/M-80 was the cutting edge, PC operating system; 300bps was a fast Internet connection; WordStar was the state of the art word processor; and we liked it.His work has been published in everything from highly technical publications (IEEE Computer, ACM NetWorker, Byte) to business publications (eWEEK, InformationWeek, ZDNet) to popular technology (Computer Shopper, PC Magazine, PC World) to the mainstream press (Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, BusinessWeek).

Paula Rooney

Paula Rooney has covered the software and technology industry for more than 20 years, starting with semiconductor design and mini-computer systems at EDN News and later focused on PC software companies including Microsoft, Lotus, Oracle, Red Hat, Novell and other open source and commercial software companies for CRN and PCWeek. She received a silver award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors in 2005 for her profile on Linus Torvalds and edited and co-authored "Partnering With Microsoft," a book about Microsoft's channel published by CMP Publishing in 2004. Rooney graduated from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1997. In her off time, she enjoys scuba diving, sailing, sun worshipping, running, reading, surfing (the net) and hanging out with her family. She resides on the shores of Scituate, Massachusetts.

Latest Posts

How good are the open source Windows apps?

How good are the open source Windows apps?

How good are common open source Windows applications, like Firefox, Thunderbird, and the newest, Sunbird (calendaring)?Based on the feedback at Mozilla itself Firefox is OK (I use it for most applications), but Thunderbird still has some migration problems and according to a story in ZDNet UK yesterday Sunbird isn't ready for prime time.

February 7, 2005 by in Enterprise Software

The fork in Linux' road

The fork in Linux' road

Today Matt Broersma at ZDNet UK offers some real wisdom on how the Free Standards Group (FSG) is fighting Microsoft's latest charge against Linux, the possibility of forking. The Microsoft charge that Linux "has the potential to fragment like Unix did" resonates with many enterprise customers.

February 4, 2005 by in Open Source

What if?

What if?

What if Microsoft's David Weise had not created the "protected mode" that let Windows programs blow past the 640K memory barrier back in the late 1980s?Larry Osterman suggests that OS/2 would have dominated Windows, that IBM would have dominated that ecosystem, and thus the Linux boom might never have happened.

February 4, 2005 by in Enterprise Software

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