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!

The new edge in edge computing

Why Kubernetes is vital for your business

Why Kubernetes is vital for your business

To manage moving all your server applications to the cloud in containers, you’ll need to do some container orchestration, that's where Kubernetes comes in.

Cloud security: Inside the shared responsibility model

Cloud security: Inside the shared responsibility model

The Capital One security fiasco has underlined that securing the cloud is both a complicated technology and contractual problem.

Containers vs. virtual machines: How to tell which is the right choice for your enterprise

Containers vs. virtual machines: How to tell which is the right choice for your enterprise

Just because containers are extremely popular doesn't mean VMs are out of date

How bad a boss is Linus Torvalds?

How bad a boss is Linus Torvalds?

It depends on context. In the world of software development, he’s what passes for normal. The question is whether that situation should be allowed to continue.

Oracle, still clueless about security

Oracle, still clueless about security

Oracle Chief Security Officer Mary Ann Davidson let loose a long rant about people who dare to look into the security of the company’s products. Oracle quickly backed away from those remarks, but has it faced up to the fact that its...

Do you need a container-specific Linux distribution?

Do you need a container-specific Linux distribution?

It's not enough to use containers, vendors argue that you need a specialized Linux distribution to back it.

2015 will be the year of container wars

2015 will be the year of container wars

Docker's getting all the container headlines, but, as we're going to see this year, there's a lot more to containers than just one company

Getting started with power-line networking

Getting started with power-line networking

Power-line networking makes use of your electrical lines to give you a de facto wired network. It gives you the range of a wired network without any of the mess or the need to run cable behind the walls.

Build your own Linux server on the cloud

In one hour, you can set up your own Linux server on Amazon's cloud. No kidding. It really is that easy. Here's how

Fedora, Mint, OpenSuse, Ubuntu: Which Linux desktop is for you?

The four top Linux distributions differ widely in their approach to the desktop. Here's how to figure out which is right for you

Operating systems don't matter much anymore

Operating systems will remain important for as long as we use computers, but mostly they will matter only to the people behind the scenes

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