Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols

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!

The Internet of messy things

Internet privacy? Who needs that?

Internet privacy? Who needs that?

Senate Republicans think it’s fine and dandy for your ISP to sell your private data.

I’m going to say no to the new MacBook Pro

I’m going to say no to the new MacBook Pro

Many of the design choices are likely to add up to user frustration.

Clueless CIO cloud confusion continues

Clueless CIO cloud confusion continues

Top CIOs are still puzzled about what the cloud is. What rock have they been hiding under for the last decade?

Windows 10 runs again — but for how long?

Windows 10 runs again — but for how long?

Microsoft finally issued a patch that released Windows 10 PCs from reboot hell. So why is ungrateful me just bracing for the next awful thing to happen?

Cortana: The spy in Windows 10

Cortana: The spy in Windows 10

Cortana, Windows 10’s built-in virtual assistant, is both really cool and really creepy.

Is Oracle cooking its cloud books?

Is Oracle cooking its cloud books?

It has always had trouble getting customers to buy into its cloud, but the scope of the problem may have been badly underestimated.

Oracle’s API stance would be silly if it weren’t so dangerous

Oracle’s API stance would be silly if it weren’t so dangerous

Google won the most recent battle in the war over fair use of application programming interfaces, but the fighting will go on.

How bad a boss is Linus Torvalds?

How bad a boss is Linus Torvalds?

It depends on context. In the world of software development, he’s what passes for normal. The question is whether that situation should be allowed to continue.

Windows 10, the stealth OS

Windows 10, the stealth OS

Whether we want it or not, Microsoft has been downloading Windows 10 to our Windows 7 and 8.x PCs. Friendly gesture, or intrusive power play?

For Linux, Supercomputers R Us

For Linux, Supercomputers R Us

Almost all supercomputers run Linux, including the ones built from Raspberry Pi boards and PlayStation 3 game consoles.

Windows 10: Who will jump on the upgrade train?

Windows 10: Who will jump on the upgrade train?

Probably anyone now using Windows 8.x, but most companies are likely to say no for now.

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