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. SJVN covers networking, Linux, open source, and operating systems.

Paula Rooney

Paula Rooney is a Boston-based writer who has followed the tech industry for more than two decades.

Latest Posts

What slows Linux most?

Patching is far more complex in the Linux world than in Windows, because systems and what they run are far more diverse. But it's worth someone's business plan.

September 25, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn


Microsoft vs. the OSI

Would an OSI which accepted what Microsoft, and other proprietary companies, want to deem "open" be stepping up or knuckling under?

September 24, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn


Linux and patch management

Windows problems are so common that even home-based users know they must pay a $50/year "user tax" in order to have an anti-virus company manage the delivery of patches to them. Is there a way to deliver that value to open source users without delivering that cost?

September 21, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn


Linux Mark Institute fights on

Short version of LMI's statement. That was just a preliminary decision. There are nasty people trying to seize this trademark in other countries. Send money.

September 19, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn


Microsoft sponsors race to Linux

There is, of course, a kind of hidden agenda here, namely a Microsoft plug-in for Visual Studio dubbed Grasshopper which they figure will be in the hands of the winners before the race starts.

September 16, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn