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

Live Linux or die

Robin (Roblimo) Miller's latest book is Point and Click Linux, which he is selling with his usual flair and understatement."Learn about Linux or get left behind," is the way he put it to Enterprise Linux News recently.

January 4, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn

Comments

Better errors in 2005

Preston Gralla has an interesting list of five things Microsoft won't do in 2005, but should. Worth a read, but one of the "should" items for Microsoft is also true of a great deal of open source software as well.

January 4, 2005 by Joe Brockmeier

Comments

Learning From IBM

IBM has made more of a commitment to open source, in terms of money and people, than any other company.It also has more to show for its investment than anyone else.

January 4, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn

Comments

Blogging and open source

In case anyone needed the obvious pointed out, a report from the Pew Internet and American Life Project has confirmed that blogs have "established themselves as a key part of online culture." Of course, being a key part of online culture doesn't necessarily mean that it's a key part of everyday culture.

January 3, 2005 by Joe Brockmeier

Comments

Open Sesame

Our recent note on the War Against Open Source brought some great posts (this art available from the Gypsy Hollow Gallery), including this from reader George Mitchell:If the war against open source continues, eventually the question of what exactly is contained in closed source code bases will surface. And that would leave a host of software vendors with infringing code.

January 2, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn

Comments

An opening for Linux?

As of December 31, Microsoft will stop providing general support for Windows NT Server 4.0.

December 29, 2004 by Joe Brockmeier

Comments

Honeypot

Take wireless LANs off the Internet. Put a gateway in front of them, a hardware Linux firewall, and then run applications on that gateway which live on the network.

December 28, 2004 by Dana Blankenhorn

Comments

The war against open source

The Boston Globe is currently featuring a well-written article about the war against open source. The main visual coming from it is of Black Duck corporate sleuths using tools like SIFT from Service Integrity to flag open source code in corporate networks and get rid of it.

December 27, 2004 by Dana Blankenhorn

Comments

Next-generation shells - is Linux falling behind?

One of the reasons that I prefer Linux to Microsoft is the command line -- not only is Linux better-suited to management at the command line, but GNU Bash is much more pleasant to use than Microsoft's CMD.EXE.

December 27, 2004 by Joe Brockmeier

Comments

Open source Java from Brazil

It's called the Javali Project. That link is in Portugeese, but here's the project leader, Bruno Souza, talking about it over at LXER.

December 26, 2004 by Dana Blankenhorn

Comments