Tuesday, January 18, 2011

FOSS Infrastructure and Your Boss

Published on LXer.com: Being a Free/Open Source Software Catalyst : Part I.

This is part one of a series where I will cover the social components of corporate FOSS decisions and adoption. It is focused upon empowering people using experiences that come from the position of someone who's been there (me and people in my circle).

My aim is to help those wanting to learn the better side of diplomacy score more enjoyable work experiences by helping them overcome common objections to Free/Open Source software.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Ding Dong, The Desktop is Dead

The biggest news of 2010 from a tech perspective (besides Facebook taking over the world) was that the fastest selling device of all time was the Apple iPad. While it's not a desktop, I'd argue that it's a sure sign that Microsoft no longer rules the computing roost.

Some businesses are even rolling out tables as desktop alternatives. Since the main contenders for the tablet space don't run Windows, the inevitable market diversification that will follow this trend means that consumers and businesses alike will win.

Read the article here: