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!

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

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.

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.

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