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

FBI to Duh! itself, again

since they don'thave the software figured out they assume Wintel is the answer, get the people, hardware,and operating system licences to go with that, and then discover they're on a rockslide that canonly go one way - downhill.

May 30, 2005 by Paul Murphy


Supporting the minority: Is open source over-extended?

Slashdot has singled out a Live Journal entry by Red Hat's Ulrich Drepper titled "Dictatorship of the Minorities" that raises an interesting topic. Drepper argues that it doesn't further the cause of free software to continue developing on closed platforms, and that there's little benefit in supporting "minority" architectures like m68k, PA RISC and so forth.

May 30, 2005 by Joe Brockmeier


IBM Cell door to slam open

Some people still think this is intended just as a gamesengine, but it's not. As the presentation noted above puts it:"Intended to be the next generation standardarchitecture." And it will be too, it has the securityfeatures of RISC, the hardware partitioning IBMloyalists demand, and awesome performance potential.

May 29, 2005 by Paul Murphy


All about Linux: in one paragraph

These people are awfully sane - but I thinkthat paragraph tells you everythingyou need to know about Linux:an army crossing its Rubicon shouting "We can, We do, and It works!"

May 26, 2005 by Paul Murphy


That's a no, then, on utilization?

I don't want to imply that there isn't an argument to be made for getting server utilization up; there is, but its not always appropriate and, where it is, neither virtualization nor partitioning are likely to be the right way to do it.

May 25, 2005 by Paul Murphy