Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols has been writing about technology and the business of technology since CP/M-80 was the cutting-edge PC operating system, 300bps was a fast Internet connection, WordStar was the state-of-the-art word processor, and we liked it!

With Windows Virtual Desktop, the bad old days are coming back

Call me crazy, but Windows 11 could run on Linux

Call me crazy, but Windows 11 could run on Linux

Desktop Windows has had so many problems, desperate measures may be needed.

Leaving Windows 7? Here are some non-Windows options.

Leaving Windows 7? Here are some non-Windows options.

If you’re not feeling too comfortable about Windows 10 as Windows 7 comes to the end of its days, there are alternatives.

WTF, Microsoft?

WTF, Microsoft?

For months Microsoft hid the fact that its Registry backup feature no longer worked, while Windows 10 kept reporting that it was completing successfully. What were you thinking, guys?

Goodbye, tablets

Goodbye, tablets

Another form factor is about to bite the dust.

Suffering through Windows Update

Suffering through Windows Update

Why should I have to worry about whether it’s safe to update my Windows PCs?

The end of the desktop?

The end of the desktop?

Microsoft is introducing the Windows Virtual Desktop, and ushering in the end of the traditional PC desktop operating system.

Don’t waste your money on Office 2019 (says Microsoft)

Don’t waste your money on Office 2019 (says Microsoft)

Office 2019 has been out just a few months, so naturally Microsoft has a big marketing push urging you to … NOT buy it?

5G or faux G?

5G or faux G?

Forget all those stories of 20 Gbps speeds and 1 millisecond latency. 5G will never deliver performance like that — and anyway its time is still years away for most of us most of the time.

Microsoft tries to take on the Chromebook once more

Microsoft tries to take on the Chromebook once more

Will the third time be the charm, or will Windows Lite join Windows 10 S and Windows RT as failed Windows variations?

The Linux desktop: With great success comes great failure

The Linux desktop: With great success comes great failure

Linux is both the most popular operating system and a niche end-user OS. How can that be? Follow along, my friends, and I’ll tell you.

What the heck is it with Windows updates?

What the heck is it with Windows updates?

Lately, it’s been difficult to update Windows systems without running into some showstopping bugs. WTH is going on?

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