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

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


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


An open source New Year resolution

Reading all the great posts we got on my last note about Apple, I would like to offer the open source community a New Year's Resolution.Simplicity.

December 24, 2004 by Dana Blankenhorn


Merry Christmas from Poland

Just when things were looking bleak, Poland's undersecretary of science and information, Wlodzimierz Marcinski stepped in and saved the day. Despite widespread opposition, and a lack of majority support, the EU Council was set to push through the controversial Computer Implemented Inventions Directive at a meeting of the Agricultural und Fishery Council.

December 22, 2004 by Joe Brockmeier


Apple polishing

Yuri Shukost, a former journalist now doing public relations for the Australian Defence Department (and heavy Mac user) wrote something so provocative in comments on a recent post here that I decided to "promote" it for general discussion. The Linux people make a great show about how their OS can do anything, but as one of them wrote: "It appears if you have the time, you can make it work very well.

December 21, 2004 by Dana Blankenhorn


NTT's Linux play

NTT DoCoMo has a reputation for being one of the smartest wireless carriers on the planet.So when it starts putting serious money into Linux development, we should take note.

December 21, 2004 by Dana Blankenhorn


Give a little Linux for Christmas

Christmas is fast approaching, and with only a few shopping days left, I thought I'd throw out a few open source "stocking stuffer" ideas. For friends and family who might like to try Linux, without actually having to install anything, there's Knoppix -- a live Linux CD that runs well on a variety of hardware.

December 21, 2004 by Joe Brockmeier


Fedora Core: Community access at last

When the Fedora Project was announced, Red Hat issued a roadmap for the project that included openness, community and participation as part of the plans for Fedora.Community involvement in Fedora Core development, however, has mostly been limited to using the distribution and providing feedback via the project's mailing lists.

December 17, 2004 by Joe Brockmeier