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Articles by Matthew McKenzie
posted in July 2009
Ubuntu wants to win over more small-business Linux users with a new set of targeted, low-cost desktop tech support packages.
How much would you pay for a security product that is effective, easy to use, and backed by a company that is totally focused on the small-business market? Does "free" sound like a fair deal?
A startup firm has come up with a great way to try new open-source software -- without installing anything on your desktop.
In Germany, two of the top 10 best-selling laptops currently run Linux. What do these folks know that we don't?
Two prominent open-source projects recently got a thumbs-up from Veracode, a company that applies a standards-based approach to software vulnerability testing.
Want to make sure that your managed-service provider is on board for the long haul? Here are a few points to consider when making your choice.
A recent set of Linux distro benchmarks appears to show some surprising results. Yet it also shows the dangers of relying too heavily upon such benchmarks to make real-world technology decisions.
So, your fancy new cell phone is dripping wet and dead as a doornail. What now?
The news that Microsoft is contributing 20,000 lines of code to the Linux kernel might sound surprising. It isn't.
On the information superhighway, Internet Explorer 6 is a Ford Pinto with a fuel leak. So why are so many Web users still puttering along in this ticking time bomb?
Want to put social networking sites to work for your small business? These Firefox extensions will help you get started.
No small business wants to get stuck in a relationship with an IT vendor that goes belly-up on them. When it comes to dealing with managed-service providers, however, the economic risks may be lower than you think.
The most effective anti-spam tool doesn't sit on a server -- it sits between an employee's ears. And whether we like it or not, that will always be the case.
Since Firefox 3.5 is now available, it's a good time to revisit the secret of this open-source Web browser's success: its flexibility.
Document management systems are too expensive, and way too complicated, for small businesses to use -- right? Not necessarily.
Would you like to hear 101 ways to put open-source software to work in your company's back office? Follow me.
OpenOffice.org has certainly come a long way in its effort to match Microsoft Office. But has it come far enough?