Josh Fruhlinger

Josh Fruhlinger is a writer and editor who lives in Los Angeles.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of ITworld, its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

10 offbeat, odd, and downright weird places you'll find Linux

14 strange but true tech facts you (probably) don't know

14 strange but true tech facts you (probably) don't know

But we think you'll be glad to find out!

O Pioneers: 10 enterprise IT firsts

O Pioneers: 10 enterprise IT firsts

Somebody's got to be first, even if it doesn't always work out. Here are the stories behind 10 IT firsts.

Infamy and alias: 11 famous hackers and their handles

Infamy and alias: 11 famous hackers and their handles

On the Internet, nobody knows you're not in the mafia

IT leg-breakers: Exacting (small-scale) revenge in the digital age

IT leg-breakers: Exacting (small-scale) revenge in the digital age

IT contractors are often in positions to wreak havoc and extract money via "legbreaker" tactics. Think ahead to stay safe.

What next? A brief history of tech stars and their second acts

What next? A brief history of tech stars and their second acts

They went big, went home, and (in some cases) went big again.

8 of the most unsettling things you'll find on the darknet

8 of the most unsettling things you'll find on the darknet

Catch a glimpse of what flourishes in the shadows of the Internet.

It's (still) Windows 95's world. We just live in it.

It's (still) Windows 95's world. We just live in it.

From the Start menu and Taskbar to device autodetection and free, bundled Web browsers, here’s a brief history of how Windows 95 became the operating system that time never forgot.

Decoded! What not to say to your non-IT coworkers (and what to say instead)

Decoded! What not to say to your non-IT coworkers (and what to say instead)

Some phrases are guaranteed to annoy or baffle non-IT folks. Avoiding them may be just the boost your career needed.

Who is buying the weird, new top-level domains? And why you might (or might not) want to

Who is buying the weird, new top-level domains? And why you might (or might not) want to

Expressing yourself? Protecting yourself? Goofing around with a major brand's trademark? Everything is possible.

Enjoy your tiny payout: The weird world of tech class action lawsuits

Enjoy your tiny payout: The weird world of tech class action lawsuits

Class action lawsuits: they make millions for lawyers, but often leave tech plaintiffs with nothing to show for it but tiny checks and miscellaneous geegaws. Here are some of the weirdest.

10 (harrowing) tales of outdated tech used way past its prime

10 (harrowing) tales of outdated tech used way past its prime

If it ain't broke, don't fix it. If it breaks, buy a replacement part on eBay and stubbornly refuse to upgrade.

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