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Articles by Matthew McKenzie
posted in May 2009
Open-source software gives smaller companies access to enterprise IT tools -- without paying enterprise IT prices. And no IT vendor illustrates this trend better than Kickfire.
Microsoft, it seems, is thinking twice about a key limitation it had slated for its netbook version of Windows 7.
I'm not surprised that desktop Linux has hit the one percent milestone. I'm surprised that anyone takes these numbers seriously in the first place.
Many financial institutions today are surviving by the skin of their teeth. So what can their embrace of open-source software teach other companies forced to make the most of shrinking IT budgets?
The war over software contracts is going global. Judging from the industry's response, it could turn into an ugly -- and fascinating -- fight.
Canonical is pushing its Ubuntu system management tool into the cloud. But it also offers some very down-to-earth benefits for small-business Linux users.
A new type of SSL certificate is being touted as a boon to online security. But there are two sides to this story, and both are worth hearing.
Education is a sound investment for any small-business IT manager. And if you know where to look, it's an investment you can make for just pennies a day.
Following my recent post on Flash Cookies, one of our readers provided some interesting information about dealing with this issue. Read on for an update and additional details.
Can you imagine a world where the words "software" and "warranty" actually appear on the same page? Maybe it's time to try.
Maybe it's true that what you don't know won't always hurt you. But that doesn't mean you have to trust it.
OpenOffice.org 3.1 is now available, and one of the suite's most important changes involves big improvements to its handling of on-screen graphics.
One of the most important features Firefox offers is its wealth of add-on tools. Lately, however, more users are discovering this sort of flexibility can be a mixed blessing.
Want to see a company snatch defeat from the jaws of victory? Just watch Microsoft execute its netbook game plan against Linux.
There is a new Linux file system in town, and some people see it as a menace. But the real problem may have more to do with users who ignore simple, common-sense IT practices.