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

Is the Nexus the next Registry?

The worst thing in Microsoft's version of iVMS, aka Windows 2000, was the morphing ofthe uaf facility into the registry. Longhorn apparently contains something both similarand worse called the Nexus.

May 23, 2005 by Paul Murphy


Will Apple switch to Intel?

So why would Apple be talking to Intel? Assuming the conversation has been about primarysystem CPUs I can think of three possible reasons:

May 22, 2005 by Paul Murphy


Money, and the other 99 schools

Two percent may not sound like much of a survival rate, but it comparesto the success rate of internally generated software ideas at companies like IBM or Microsoftthe way the Pentium IV does to the i80386.

May 22, 2005 by Paul Murphy


Yankee Group report: Linux won't disappear

Checking out Data Point, I found this Yankee Group release on heterogenous networks that states the obvious "Linux is here, Windows is not going away and heterogeneity is the order of the day." I'm glad we've finally established that.

May 22, 2005 by Joe Brockmeier


Where should security live?

Here is a question that lies beyond the normal Linux vs. Windows arguments we make here, but whose answer should concern even Linux users.

May 20, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn


Keeping old PCs alive

Contrary to the assumptions of many of us, a lot of people are going to find Microsoft's Eiger offer compelling. Eiger will be a version of Windows XP for "obsolete machines" -- obsolete in that they run operating systems Microsoft no longer supports.

May 19, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn