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

The GPL and fonts

There's an interesting discussion going on right now about the effect of using GPL'ed fonts in a document. Some users on the Scribus list were concerned that using GPL'ed fonts in a document might subject the document itself to the GPL what with the GPL's greatly-exaggerated "viral" properties.

April 22, 2005 by Joe Brockmeier

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Microsoft surrenders?

Microsoft will support instances of Red Hat Linux in its Virtual Server and Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM). Joking that it hurts my eyes CEO Steve Ballmer watched Red Hat Linux running on an early version of Virtual Server Service Pack 1, due for release by year-end.

April 20, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn

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BSD Certification

Back in the early days, before the stock market collapsed upon itself and Caldera turned evil, one of the problems in promoting Linux was certification programs that would allow hiring managers to sort the wheat from the chaff when going through resumes.

April 19, 2005 by Joe Brockmeier

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Linux for distributed computing is here

It's called CHAOS, and it takes unused cycles from any PC on your network, then harnesses them for use by an application which needs them.It's a good example of a point made by several readers here the last few days, that adding new features to Linux simply makes Linux better, not more unwieldy.

April 19, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn

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Is Linux becoming Windows?

Is Linux becoming like Windows, so overwhelmed with features that it's bloated?Some people are starting to think so.

April 17, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn

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Framing the discussion: Linux vs. Microsoft

Microsoft seems to realize that many people take its sponsored studies with a grain of salt. So, why would the folks in Redmond -- or any other vendor, for that matter -- go to the trouble to finance a study that they know will be dismissed as biased?

April 17, 2005 by Joe Brockmeier

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Is IBM-Red Hat Linux a scam?

If your hardware vendor or free Linux application requires that you use a paid Linux distribution, is it still free?Paul Murphy says it's a scam, one IBM is perpetrating.

April 14, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn

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