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Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols has been writing about technology and the business of technology since CP/M-80 was the cutting-edge PC operating system, 300bps was a fast Internet connection, WordStar was the state-of-the-art word processor, and we liked it!

Lies, Damned Lies and Search Engines

Google has caught Microsoft with its hand in its search-engine cookie jar. That's bad, but it also leads me to the question, How much can you trust any search...

Upgrade Your Business Network With Windows 7 Pro's Advanced Features

Hidden beneath Windows 7's hood are many new networking features that you won't find in XP. Take a look at how they can improve your Windows experience.

The Day of the Password Is Done

With so many Web sites demanding passwords, no one, but no one, can really be expected to remember all the ones they need.

Top Linux and Open Source News of 2010

Analysis: Here are the 5 biggest news stories of the year regarding Linux and open-source activity. Do you agree?


Spending Money for the Best and Newest Isn't Always the Best Idea

We all want the newest, shiniest toys, but do we really need them?

RockMelt: A Social Networking Spin on Google Chrome

Would you like to do your Web browsing while keeping a constant eye on what your Facebook friends are doing? If so, then RockMelt is for you.

The iPad Stands Alone

When the success of the iPad became apparent, I predicted that Linux-based tablets would quickly give Apple's device a run for its money. I was wrong.

Opinion: The iPad stands alone

Computerworld's Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols was expecting to see some real comers gunning for Apple's iPad tablet by now. He's still waiting.

ITworld Review: Fedora 14 is Leading-Edge Linux

If you want to live right on the cutting edge of what Linux can do, then Fedora is the Linux distribution for you.


Is the Linux Desktop Dream Dead?

Open-source ideology and Linux fragmentation have not doomed Linux for the desktop. Here's where a sea change in desktop computing is really going.

Diaspora Social Network Is No Threat to Facebook — Yet

The homegrown, open-source social networking project hopes to put power in the hands of its users.

When Oracle Sues Google, Who Really Wins?

Even if Oracle doesn't win any of its claims, lots of people will profit in the short run.

Rumored Google Tablet: Doom and Gloom for Apple's iPad?

Lately, Apple and Google have been getting along like cats and dogs. I think Google would be very happy to put a spanner in Apple's hopes for an iPad Christmas.


The Impending Nightmare of IPv6

Switching won't be easy -- not only are you probably not ready, neither is your network hardware.