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 if?

What if Microsoft's David Weise had not created the "protected mode" that let Windows programs blow past the 640K memory barrier back in the late 1980s?Larry Osterman suggests that OS/2 would have dominated Windows, that IBM would have dominated that ecosystem, and thus the Linux boom might never have happened.

February 4, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn

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Microsoft cracking down, making Linux look good

Microsoft is getting ready to crack down on illicit copies of Windows by denying users the ability to download additional software, and eventually security updates. A lot of pundits are complaining about Microsoft's new policy.

February 4, 2005 by Joe Brockmeier

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More lawyers on our side

When I see the proprietary software industry pushing lawyers to write stories like thisI do despair a bit.But at least our side is getting some reinforcements.

February 1, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn

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Memo to Sun: stop whining

Today David Berlind has a great piece about Sun executives complaining that they "give and they give" but the open source community keeps demanding more. What exactly does the open source community want, Sun asks.

January 31, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn

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Splitting up the LSB

Peter Galli reports that the Free Standards Group is planning to break up the Linux Standard Base specification into "modules" that will allow for desktop and server standards. I'm glad to see the FSG addressing the desktop issue.

January 31, 2005 by Joe Brockmeier

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Cutting through Microsoft's latest FUD attack

Over in England, Nick McGrath, who heads the local platform strategy group for Windows, is dismissing Linux by saying that it has "just" hundreds of developers and that no one is taking responsibility for it. Does Red Hat take responsibility for it, he asks?

January 31, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn

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