It had a good 36-year run, but its day is done.
Stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
Many Linux users are ticked off and anxious about Microsoft joining the Linux Foundation. They are missing the real significance of that move.
Many of the design choices are likely to add up to user frustration.
Top CIOs are still puzzled about what the cloud is. What rock have they been hiding under for the last decade?
Microsoft finally issued a patch that released Windows 10 PCs from reboot hell. So why is ungrateful me just bracing for the next awful thing to happen?
You’d think that when it made patches pretty much inescapable, Microsoft would have made darn sure those patches were problem-free. But you’d be wrong.
No matter how much you love Apple gear, you’re going to have trouble loving AirPods.
The nagware announcements are gone, but Microsoft, along with AMD and Intel, has made darn sure you’ll be running Windows 10 and not Windows 7 on the next PC you buy.
Cortana, Windows 10’s built-in virtual assistant, is both really cool and really creepy.
Instead of buying Windows, you may soon be subscribing to it — that’s how much Microsoft wants you off of Windows 7.
Microsoft buying LinkedIn makes good sense — for Microsoft. I’m not so sure about LinkedIn users.
It has always had trouble getting customers to buy into its cloud, but the scope of the problem may have been badly underestimated.
Google won the most recent battle in the war over fair use of application programming interfaces, but the fighting will go on.
The courts ruled that APIs can be copyrighted. That was bad. Now, if APIs can’t be used with fair use, that will be even worse.
Name a tech company, any tech company, and they're investing in containers. Google, of course. IBM, yes. Microsoft, check. But, just because containers are extremely popular, doesn't mean virtual machines are out of date. They're not.