Profile of Matthew McKenzie
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Articles by Matthew McKenzie
posted in March 2009
As one Ubuntu Linux release bows out, another is on its way. And this time around, Canonical is clearly taking aim at the netbook market.
Small businesses looking for cheap, reliable storage solutions now have another interesting option to ponder, courtesy of Seagate.
Some pundits claim that Linux has already lost the netbook war against Windows. From where I sit, however, the real battle is just heating up.
You can't swing a dead iPod without hitting a netbook these days. But you don't hear nearly as much about its low-key cousin: the "nettop."
Plenty of anecdotal evidence suggests that the economic downturn has actually been good for Linux. A recent study backs up that suggestion with some hard numbers.
Employees don't manage themselves, and neither does software. It's surprising how many companies overlook this fact when they adopt open-source applications.
Some IT users "go green" to save the planet. Others do it to save money. Either way, Linux has a lot to offer any green-minded small business.
How do you know when Linux has gone mainstream? When one of the tech industry's great cranky-pants pundits gives it a resounding thumbs-up.
Exchange may be the last true gem in Microsoft's proprietary software crown. Is that finally about to change for good?
Good news for Google Calendar users: Support for offline viewing in now officially available, albeit with some notable limitations.
Are netbooks a ticking IT-security time bomb? Not if you remember to ask some simple, common-sense questions before your small business decides to buy.
Looking for help figuring out a cryptic Linux error message? A new guide that aims to make sense out of the most common messages is a great place to start.