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

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


Reversing outsourcing

Fundamentally most outsourcing contracts substitute tweedle dee for tweedle dumand it should be no surprise, therefore, when interchangeable people and technologiesproduce interchangeable disasters.

May 18, 2005 by Paul Murphy


Security and the Linux process

In his latest entry, Dana asks whether the Linux process is insecure, because it's not possible to warn the "vendor" before warning the general public about security flaws in Linux. He also notes that "Microsoft has theoretical control of this situation.

May 18, 2005 by Joe Brockmeier