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January 18, 2012 by

Retrieving data from a corrupt Windows NTFS drive

Many of us have probably dealt with a corrupt hard disk at some point or another, and may have experienced some data loss with it. This is unfortunate, and steps can be done in advance to prevent data loss, such as making sure a good backup is running properly.

December 21, 2008 by

The open source guide to the galaxy

Could your business be paying for a proprietary program when an open source alternative exists? Take a look at our guide as we count down the most popular open source products.

September 26, 2008 by

With someone in charge change can be fast

Germany is using smart cards to handle the chores of data privacy, tasks assigned in America to the HIPAA law. Patients and providers each have their own identity cards, and the entire system features an audit trail.

August 4, 2008 by 2.4.0 2.4.0 is a free, open source alternative to Microsoft's Office application suite. It is fantastic if you need basic office applications — such as a word processor or spreadsheet — at no cost. However, large organisations and power users may be disappointed by its lack of features and support.

March 17, 2008 by

When Lintel beats Wintel

Lintel is always cheaper than Wintel to get into, but it usually only wins on long term TCO where the applications, like Apache and Firefox, lead Microsoft's and, conversely, it loses on long term TCO where the applications, like StarOffice and Gnome, follow Microsoft's lead.

June 19, 2007 by

Linux/OSS developers: stop following and start leading

Remember the "It's just as good as a Xerox." ads of the 1960's? No, probably not! Well, the point was "Why buy something that's 'just as good' when you can have the original?" To compete, the Linux/OSS community needs to be original -- offering just another 'clone' product isn't good enough.

February 12, 2007 by

Schneier: Do not upgrade to Vista

Security guru Bruce Schneier has given a big thumbs-down to Windows Vista, arguing that the copy protection features built into the new operating system "will make your computer less reliable and less secure."


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