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A View of Linux From An Open Window

A longtime Windows developer tries Linux after hearing all the hype. Surprise surprise, he likes what he sees, and gives as evenhanded comparison of the two platforms.

August 1, 1998

High Speed Internet Access, Part Two: The ISDN Adventure

Having determined at the time we began the experiment that ISDN was the only viable form of high speed internet access available in our area, we set out to get wired with ISDN.

July 26, 1998

High Speed Internet Access, Part One: Introduction

There are several emerging technologies for high speed internet access to homes and businesses. How well do they work, where and when will they be available, and are they compatible with the computer systems we want to use?

July 19, 1998

Linux and RAID: The Present and the Future

Red Hat's Donnie Barnes explores different methods of implementing RAID disk arrays in Linux systems, and the plusses and minuses of each.

April 27, 1998

The OpenVMS Hobbyist Licensing Program

You can purchase an old VAX at a surplus sale for as little as $10 (or free) and license Digital's robust operating system for free. The result is an excellent server for the tinkerer or small business.

April 20, 1998

Be OS and the G3 Power PC: Not to Be?

It looks like Apple won't be releasing vital specifications about its new G3 motherboards to Be. So the BeOS won't run on Apple's fastest new hardware.

January 23, 1998

The Win32-OS/2 Project: Taking Matters Into Your Own Hands

Plucky OS/2 users are on the verge of being able to convert Windows 95 binaries into native OS/2 code, eliminating the software gap for their beloved platform.

January 13, 1998

The OS That Would Not Die: Celebrating the 10 Year Anniversary of the Death of a Living OS.

Chris Wenham of the OS/2 e-zine explains just what it is that made IBM's "doomed" operating system thrive after its abandonment in infancy.

December 3, 1997

Linux: An Introduction

Intrepid Linux user Jeff Windsor launches his continuing whimsical jaunt through the world of Linux with a literary and intertextual introduction to Linux and its adherents.

October 13, 1997

The Amiga Lives Again

Though most of the computer world failed to care, or noticed with nostalgia, Gateway 2000 recently acquired the Amiga, the flagship of once-proud Commodore. We explore the history of the Amiga and postulate as to its place in the modern computing world.

November 3, 1997

Programming in Rhapsody: an In-Depth Look at the Yellow Box
So what's so great about object oriented programming? Apple is promising that Rhapsody's API will revolutionize the computing world. But what is it about this programming environment that makes it so useful? A chat with one of the first Nextep programmers.

September 22, 1997

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