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Articles by Matthew McKenzie
posted in April 2008
Over the past decade, open-source developers have created some of the world's top-rated IT security tools. While some of these applications have a well-deserved reputation for being complicated and difficult to use, there are some notable exceptions.
Can you guess what new feature Google Docs just introduced? Here's a hint: It doesn't involve a talking paperclip.
Using a public computer is something most of us do from time to time. So is leaving data that might come back to haunt us if it falls into the wrong hands. Here's an easy, reliable, totally free way to ensure that you never again walk away from a strange computer wondering whether an identity theft or hacker will make you pay for an innocent mistake.
Few things are more annoying than software that doesn't deliver the goods -- especially when your business is paying for the privilege of being annoyed. But no matter which application is driving you nuts these days, there is probably an open-source alternative available
Linux kernel development is a serious, and very complicated, process. You don't have to be a programmer, however, or even a Linux power user, to appreciate the end result -- especially when a new version of the Linux kernel hits the street.
The market for open-source business software today is growing so quickly that it can be hard to single out the really exceptional success stories. If I had to pick just one, however, I think I know which one it would be.
Everybody loves a good list -- especially bloggers and opinion columnists. Here's a pointer to a list that is likely to make your job a bit easier if you're shopping for the right Linux distro for your business needs.
There was a time when Linux could not have survived the departure of its creator, Linus Torvalds. Today, of course, the situation is very different -- or is it?
Want to bring some law and order to an unruly small-business IT setup? A Linux file server could be just the ticket -- and if you have an old, obsolete PC sitting around the office, you've got everything you need to get started.
Of the two inevitabilities in life, Linux can't do much about death. Can it do anything to help you with your taxes?