Profile of Matthew McKenzie
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Articles by Matthew McKenzie
posted in March 2005
I don't know which Sun PR flak is responsible for putting words into COO Jonathan Schwartz's mouth nowadays. But if Schwartz is aiming for a career in standup comedy, he'd better bring them along with him.
OpenOffice.org is one of the most promising open-source products on the market today: a legitimate alternative to a bloated, absurdly overpriced Microsoft Office. Yet when I look at the direction OpenOffice.org is taking, I wonder whether the organization behind the product is prepared to make the most of its opportunities.
Jef Raskin, the creator of the first Macintosh computer, died Feb. 26, not long after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. I'm a bit disappointed and surprised that it took me--a hard-core news junkie--more than a week to discover that Raskin had checked out
For every geek who thinks open-source is the cat's pajamas, there are probably five corporate bureaucrats who eat Microsoft FUD for breakfast. Those are tough odds, especially when these people are often armed with the same fraudulent facts and sock-puppet research Microsoft promulgates in its "Get the Facts" campaign.