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Articles by Matthew McKenzie
posted in January 2009
The conventional wisdom holds that Microsoft Exchange towers above its open-source competitors. Maybe it's time to challenge the conventional wisdom.
Cynics have always dismissed Open Source by claiming that you get what you pay for. There must be a lot of cynics collecting unemployment checks these days.
How do you make the ultimate portable PC? With the right Linux distro and a USB memory stick, you already have one.
Why don't PC makers sell more Linux netbooks? Maybe because they simply aren't making enough of them.
Firefox 3.1 is currently in its second beta release, and it already looks great. In fact, it looks set to deliver a lot more than one might expect from a typical "minor" software-update release.
If you tried OpenOffice.org 3.0 and liked what you saw, stay tuned: The project's developers intend to have a major bug-fix release available soon, perhaps before the end of March.
Are rumors of Sun's demise greatly exaggerated? Maybe so, if the company's open-source storage strategy is any indication.
Open-source politics can be a nasty and pointless business. That's why it's usually a good idea for users to avoid it like the plague.
Need help with a Linux laptop or mobile device? Here is a pointer to an important online resource that I neglected to mention in my last post on this subject.
It has been a long time since Palm delivered a truly compelling mobile product. Now, thanks to a snazzy new smartphone design and a retooled, Linux-based OS ready to run it, the company may finally get its shot at redemption.
Linux support and documentation sites are a dime a dozen -- and some aren't worth much more than that. Here are a few sites that really give you your money's worth . . . or at least they would, if most of the content wasn't already free.
Apple spends millions of dollars each year to explain why OS X is the world's best desktop operating system. That doesn't necessarily mean it's true.
What would Google do with its own PC operating system? We might find out soon, since it already seems to have one.