Columns Index

Linux Practicality vs Activism
By Matt Hartley | Columns Article Published on June 27, 2016
Is Linux actually more practical than other OSes, or is there some higher minded reason to use it?
The Three Rules for a Successful Product Launch
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published on June 23, 2016
Successfully launching a new product requires careful planning and a full commitment to doing what needs to be done.
Android vs. iOS: Key Features Android Lacks
By Matt Hartley | Columns Article Published on June 13, 2016
Android certainly has advantages over iOS, though it clearly lacks by comparison on some key areas.
Intel Drives Real-Time Analytics to the Masses with Xeon E7
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published on June 06, 2016
The latest processor from Intel offers significant performance advantages for real-time analytics.
Chrome OS vs. Endless OS
By Matt Hartley | Columns Article Published on June 06, 2016
Whether the Endless OS can top Google’s Chrome OS is matter of personal preference – but Endless’s version of Ubuntu GNOME clearly has its advantages.
Why Ubuntu-based Distros Are Leaders
By Matt Hartley | Columns Article Published on May 31, 2016
Ease of use and depth of community are factors, but Ubuntu distros have other advantages as well.
What If Bill Gates Had Blended His Philanthropic Efforts With Running Microsoft?
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published on May 25, 2016
Can corporate efforts working in tandem with a foundation produce more results?
Is Ubuntu's Convergence the Future of Linux?
By Bruce Byfield | Columns Article Published on May 24, 2016
A common computing experience on all devices will be welcome, but only to a niche audience.
Android and ChromeOS: World Domination?
By Matt Hartley | Columns Article Published on May 23, 2016
Google's plans for Android and ChromeOS will most certainly have a massive effect on computing at many levels.
Choosing a Linux Desktop: 7 Tips
By Bruce Byfield | Columns Article Published on May 20, 2016
Choose a Linux desktop should be about finding the Linux environment that works best for your individual workflow.
Let's Encrypt: The Good and the Bad
By Matt Hartley | Columns Article Published on May 16, 2016
The Let’s Encrypt initiative is a well-intentioned security solution, yet it does prompt some questions.
Virtual Reality vs. Augmented Reality: the False Debate
By David Needle | Columns Article Published on May 12, 2016
Virtual reality is not in competition with augmented reality, according to the creator of the Silicon Valley Virtual Reality Conference.
The End of Windows as We Knew It
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published on May 11, 2016
Microsoft seems to be remembering who the real Windows customer is.
How Long Will Desktop Linux Last?
By Bruce Byfield | Columns Article Published on May 11, 2016
We may be nearing time for a fond farewell to desktop Linux.
Android vs. iPhone: Pros and Cons
By Matt Hartley | Columns Article Published on May 09, 2016
When comparing Android vs. iPhone, clearly Android has certain advantages even as the iPhone is superior in some key ways. But ultimately, which is better?
Scopes and Swipes, or How I Learned to Love Ubuntu's Unity
By Bruce Byfield | Columns Article Published on May 03, 2016
To appreciate Unity, you have to use it in the context for which it was designed.
Hadoop: Can the Tortoise be a Hare?
By  Ken Hess | Columns Article Published on May 03, 2016
Major companies have invested heavily in Hadoop, but this Big Data analytics platform has obvious limitations.
BlackBerry AtHoc: The Solution That Could Save Your Company and Your Life
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published on April 28, 2016
The AtHoc mobile app addresses provides early warnings and facilitates emergency response during crisis situations.
Is Debian Difficult to Install?
By Bruce Byfield | Columns Article Published on April 26, 2016
Difficult? Debian? If you think so, think again. In contrast to do-it-yourself distributions like Gentoo, Arch Linux, or Linux From Scratch, the default Debian Installer is a dancing and singing purple plush toy next to a live velociraptor.
Linux and the Second Goal
By Bruce Byfield | Columns Article Published on April 20, 2016
Linux's most important goal isn't world domination.