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!

Ready or not, we’re on our way to the Windows Virtual Desktop

Technology winners and losers in the days of COVID-19

Technology winners and losers in the days of COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic is revealing just where our technology is up to the challenge and where it's failing.

The coronavirus is revealing our technology blunders

The coronavirus is revealing our technology blunders

From Zoom’s endless security holes to the revelation that Cobol is still alive and sickly inside our critical government infrastructure, we’re discovering to our chagrin that a lot of our technology is far from disaster-proof.

Don’t let the coronavirus make you a home office security risk

Don’t let the coronavirus make you a home office security risk

Congratulations. You're now the chief security officer of your company’s newest branch office: Your home. Here's how to manage your new job.

How to survive and thrive while working from home

How to survive and thrive while working from home

Quarantine means more people are working from home. If that’s new to you, just follow these tips, and you should do OK. Heck, you may even find that you like it.

Come on, Microsoft! Is it really that hard to update Windows 10 right?

Come on, Microsoft! Is it really that hard to update Windows 10 right?

February Windows 10 patches were a mess. Is Microsoft ever going to get its Win10 patches act together?

Dump Windows 7 already! Jeez!

Dump Windows 7 already! Jeez!

Yes, some third parties are still supporting Windows 7, but that doesn’t mean you have to stick with the status quo, no matter how tempting that may be.

Saying goodbye to Windows 7 isn’t easy, but you must

Saying goodbye to Windows 7 isn’t easy, but you must

One in five Windows users is still using Windows 7. That’s one too many. It’s time to move on.

 Desktop 2025

Desktop 2025

The desktop is undergoing change, but what will it look like in five years? Here’s what I see in my somewhat cracked crystal ball.

Sorry, Apple: For the education market, Chromebook is the clear winner

Sorry, Apple: For the education market, Chromebook is the clear winner

Apple started this fight with some old-school smack talk, but it only highlighted how it’s clinging to the old PC-centric model.

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

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

The PC — and yes, Microsoft — set us free. Now Microsoft is taking control.

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.

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