Confessions from using Mac Linux Windows Chrome Android iOS

I’ve used them all. Call me an equal opportunity technologist. I’ve given them all a try. From Windows to Linux and everywhere in between. Do I have my have opinions? Absolutely. Do I participate in the “Holy wars” for OS? Yes, on occasion, for entertainment in my life. So I thought it would be fun to write a few confessions Read More …

Desktops in the cloud

Is it time to put your business desktops in the cloud? The concept has an appeal to IT managers. Why shouldn’t it? Reduced total cost of ownership, automatic upgrades, and on-demand variations for OS/browser are a few appealing features. But are we really ready for desktops in the cloud? I think we’ll get there. But we aren’t ready just yet. Read More …

Windows Ready Boost and other system performance ramblings

(This isn’t my typical blog post. But I recently went through this exercise, so I thought it would be good to write it down.) It happened again. My work issued Windows laptop is taking longer and longer and longer to boot. It’s one of those wonderful features of Microsoft Windows. In addition to going through the standard set of recommendations Read More …

Tablets, mobile devices, and Chrome OS offer different computing models

The Personal Computer model of the 80s and 90s is done. In the early days of home computing, the personal computer was the choice for computing power from the home and office. The hardware required software to manage the operations of the computer and all of the software was installed locally to the device. Microsoft dominated these early days with Read More …