To Clean Up Android Smartphones, Take A Cue From PCs
By Serdar Yegulalp | Mobile/Wireless Article Published January 19, 2012
New Android phones are bloated with unwanted apps. Is there no way to avoid the mess?
Hey, Microsoft: Don't Forget The Desktop in Windows 8
By Serdar Yegulalp | Mobile/Wireless Article Published December 13, 2011
Metro, the user interface designed for tablets, offers both promise and challenge to next generation Windows platform.
PC Security Suite Review: ESET, Avira, G Data
By Serdar Yegulalp | Security Article Published November 29, 2011
A review of the ESET, Avira and G Data Internet security suites. Is your PC secure when you surf the Web?
The Desktop Linux Paradox
By Serdar Yegulalp | Article Published May 12, 2011
The Linux desktop keeps evolving yet never attains actual success. When will the core problems be addressed?
What Happened to Real Open Source Phones?
By Serdar Yegulalp | Article Published April 20, 2011
Before Android, the truly open source OpenMoko proved that open can be a synonym for awkward.
Can Firefox Be Saved? Two Proposals
By Serdar Yegulalp | Article Published April 4, 2011
The lackluster performance of Mozilla Firefox 4 suggests the browser may have lost its way.
Are Google and Apple the New Bad Guys?
By Serdar Yegulalp | Article Published March 10, 2011
With the tech giants products now playing a major role in many peoples lives, the two companies could stand some extra scrutiny.
How Movable Type Lost With Open Source
By Serdar Yegulalp | Article Published February 22, 2011
Movable Type's fumbles offer a cautionary tale about the wrong way to use open source.
Forget iPads and Tablets, Laptops and Desktops Rule
By Serdar Yegulalp | Article Published February 9, 2011
Amid the lemming-like movement, something essential is overlooked: tablets are quite limited computing devices.
Desktop Virtualization, Virtual PCs: Apps and Trends
By Serdar Yegulalp | Article Published November 16, 2010
Virtual PC software, or desktop virtualization, is an end-user implementation of virtual computing in which a desktop application (rather than a server) is used to emulate a PC.
OpenOffice.org: Where From Here?
By Serdar Yegulalp | Article Published October 19, 2010
If OpenOffice.org is to become competitive, it needs to change its approach to developers and use a more commercial strategy.
Goodbye, OpenOffice. Nice Knowing You.
By Serdar Yegulalp | Article Published September 15, 2010
An expert open source user prefers paying for Microsoft Office rather than using inferior free software.
The New Browser Wars: Chrome vs. IE vs. Firefox
By Serdar Yegulalp | Article Published August 24, 2010
As cloud computing makes the browser ever more essential, each of the leading browsers has strengths and weaknesses.
Desktop Virtualization: Overview and Software
By Serdar Yegulalp | Article Published July 20, 2010
Desktop virtualization enables your PC to have far greater flexibility. Which desktop virtualization solution is best for you?
The Leading Enterprise Linux Vendors
By Serdar Yegulalp | Article Published June 7, 2010
An overview of the companies that are most active in promoting Linux to enterprise users.
By Serdar Yegulalp | Article Published May 17, 2010
A private cloud, or a virtual private cloud, is a type of cloud computing infrastructure created for in-house datacenter use.
By Serdar Yegulalp | Article Published May 4, 2010
A hypervisor is virtualization technology that allows several operating systems to run side-by-side on a given piece of hardware. Plus: a list of top hypervisors.
By Serdar Yegulalp | Article Published April 12, 2010
Thin client computer systems have become prevalent because of low cost and other advantages. Yet thin client computers are highly vulnerable to network problems.
By Serdar Yegulalp | Article Published March 23, 2010
The virtual PC uses desktop virtualization software to emulate a PC operating system, allowing greater flexibility. Plus: virtual PC software.
Ten Challenges Facing Cloud Computing
By Serdar Yegulalp | Article Published March 9, 2010
Cloud computing is rapidly gaining enterprise adoption, yet many IT professionals remain skeptical, for good reason. Issues like security and standards continue to challenge this emerging technology.
By Serdar Yegulalp | Article Published February 25, 2010
SAN services, or storage area networks purchased as a service, allow users a wide menu of choices for data storage. Plus: assessing SAN services offerings.
What's Java's Future?
By Serdar Yegulalp | Article Published February 2, 2010
Now under Oracle's control, Java is being eclipsed by other programming languages, which may impact a wide array of IT projects. How will Oracle manage this key platform element?
The Limits of Linux's 'Live Free or Die'
By Serdar Yegulalp | Article Published January 18, 2010
Linuxs insistence on an open-only stance severely limits its growth. Linuxs maintainers need to be honest with about the limits of their long-term strategy.
Tangled Legacies: XP Service Pack 3 and Vista Service Pack 1
By Serdar Yegulalp | Article Published October 11, 2007
Having learned some hard lessons, Redmond decided to incorporate them into XP. Better late than never.
The Cheap Notebook PC: What Took Them So Long?
By Serdar Yegulalp | Article Published September 25, 2007
Most folks just need an ultra-cheap machine that works. Thats been elusive up until now.
Windows and Linux TCO: Make Your Own Comparison
By Serdar Yegulalp | Article Published September 18, 2007
Theres such a blizzard of variables that accurately calculating the costs may come down to your individual situation.