Profile of Matthew McKenzie
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Articles by Matthew McKenzie
posted in June 2008
As anyone following this week's Nokia-Symbian hoopla already knows, Google is still several months away from launching its Android smartphone platform. Thanks to another open-source mobile technology initiative, however, we can get a pretty good idea of how Google expects Android to fit into the mobile-technology picture -- and, in the process, see why Google is unlikely to abandon the project.
OpenOffice.org gets a lot of attention these days as a practical, no-cost alternative to Microsoft Office. While OpenOffice.org does a fine job, however, there are times when a smaller, faster, feature-packed word processing program would be useful. There is another open-source application that fits the bill perfectly here -- and it deserves far more attention than it gets.
The recent news of a Firefox security flaw illustrates the dangers of security through obscurity. In this case, however, the obscurity I'm talking about doesn't involve the software.
Is your small business ready for a network hardware upgrade? There are two ways to tackle a job like this. Here's the one that won't cost you an arm and a leg.
A friend in need, the saying goes, is a friend indeed. And the next time your Windows PC goes belly-up at the worst possible time, your new best friend just might turn out to be a Linux rescue CD.
A few years ago, I put together a long article reviewing all of the major Web conferencing tools. It did not include any open-source options for a very simple reason: There weren't any. Today, however, it's a very different story.
Repetitive strain injuries are a serious problem for millions of computer users -- and, of course, for the companies that employ them. If you're looking for a better way to avoid workplace-related RSI problems, this open-source application could be just what you're looking for.