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David Delony

David Delony is a Bay Area expatriate living in Ashland, Oregon, where he combines his love of words and technology in his career as a freelance writer. He's covered everything from TV commercials to video games. David holds a B.A. in communication from California Sate University, East Bay.
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Localization can make or break software in international markets, which is why it needs to be integrated from the beginning of development,...

Internationalization and Localization: Why It Matters


There has long been a struggle between Vi and Emacs in the 'Editor Wars' but now Vim (Vi iMproved) may be emerging as a victor.

A Look at Vim: Winning the Editor Wars?


Development is driven by demand, and due to the popularity of Unix and Linux among developers, Windows 10 is now offering Ubuntu command...

Ubuntu on Windows: What's the Big Deal?


Protecting your personal computer isn't that difficult, right? Well, protecting all of the machines in your enterprise can be nearly as...

5 Easy Ways to Keep Your Business Secure Online


Disasters, both natural and human-made, have the potential to destroy data, which can in turn destroy a business. However, planning for...

Disaster Recovery 101


Smartphones, tablets, cloud computing — all technologies that have been introduced fairly recently, right? You might be surprised to see...

New Technologies That Are Older Than You Think


In the late '70s, CP/M seemed poised to take the lead in the emerging market of PC operating systems. What happened to this former...

CP/M: The Story of the OS That Almost Succeeded Over Windows


Let's face it - no matter how dedicated you are to Linux/Unix, the majority of computers out there use Windows, and like it or not, you'll...

Windows Survival Guide for Linux/Unix Users


With the widespread frustration many users feel toward Windows 8, Windows 10 will be a welcome change. However, some of the features that...

How to Get Windows 10 Features in Windows 8.1


It seems that Linux will never become a mainstream OS for desktops, but it is highly popular with developers and is the basis for the...

Why Linux has Failed on the Desktop


There's more to file management than just Windows File Explorer and Mac OS X Finder - numerous types of file management can help you manage...

File Managers to Fit Your Every Need


Whether you realize it or not, there's a good chance that FreeBSD is is running behind the scenes on devices that you use every day.

A Closer Look at FreeBSD


Docker is a tool for Linux developers that lets them package applications into containers, allowing them to easily move their applications...

Docker - How Containers Can Simplify Your Linux Development


Shells are powerful and highly versatile tools for Unix and Linux. There are numerous shells with different abilities out there, and they...

Unix/Linux Shells 101


Twitter can be a great business and marketing tool, but only if it's done right. These tools will help you get more out of your Twitter...

5 Twitter Tools You Should Be Using


BSD is a powerful alternative to Linux that is available for free. Discover the many flavors of BSD and what they can do for you.

BSD: The Other Free Unix


With its simple, stripped-down approach, Unix is giving many programmers exactly what they're looking for.

What IT People Can Learn From the Unix Philosophy


While most consider the mainframe to be a relic of decades past, they are still widely used and may be running in the background of your...

Mainframes Aren't Dead


Despite their inability to survive, these technologies end up having a major impact on future technology. Here are a few technologies that...

8 Technologies That Failed - But Weren't Forgotten


Google's Chrome OS is great - for the right type of user. Learn about the pros and cons here.

Chrome OS 101


You probably don’t think about the clock in your computer too much, but there are a lot of interesting things that keep everything running...

Interesting Facts About Computer Timekeeping


Why has this quirky operating system endured in the face of challenges from the likes of Microsoft? The answer is simple: Many developers...

What Makes Unix Special?


You might think your smartphone or tablet is brand new, but the technology underlying it has a long history dating back to the 1960s. Learn...

The History of Unix: From Bell Labs to the iPhone


If you think Perl is a relic from the 90s, think again. This language is still going strong. Learn the basics here.

Perl 101


If you must have the latest shows without paying for them, there are less legal ways to get them. But use them at your own risk.

How to Cut the Cord - Illegally


Cut the cord and experience the future of TV guilt-free. We provide all the options out there for downloading, streaming and OTA.

How to Cut the Cord on Cable TV - Legally


If you're fed up with cable, you’re in good company. Here's how to cut the cord and switch to viewing programs online.

Cutting the Cord on Your Cable TV


Technologists can benefit from the study of sociology. This article explains some of sociology's most basic concepts, and how they apply.

Sociology 101 For Techies


For serving up large amounts of data in an instant, the various NoSQL databases are providing a serious challenge to the dominant...

Digging Deeper Into NoSQL Concepts


These networks may sound confusing, but you'll find the concepts self-explanatory once you understand the meaning behind each acronym.

LAN WAN PAN MAN: Learn the Differences Between These Network Types


While PBX used to consist of complicated proprietary systems, with the advent of VoIP, there are now many more (and more cost effective)...

Private Branch Exchange (PBX): New Ways to Geek Out Your Phone Service


If you use Unix or Linux, you're probably already using X, but do you know how to take advantage of some of its more powerful features?...

X Window System 101


If you want your applications to be truly global, they have to be able to handle languages other than U.S. English. Unicode provides a...

Unicode 101


Whether you're tired of mousing around on your computer doing the same thing over and over, or want to build applications for the web,...

Scripting Languages 101


Mosh, or Mobile Shell, allows users to connect to remote systems and stay connected, even when the network goes down or you switch networks.

Mosh: Secure Shell Without the Pain


The ability to choose from a range of different Linux and Unix user interfaces is both a blessing and a curse. Here we'll cut through the...

A Guide to Window Managers and Desktops for Unix and Linux


IRC is a wonderful way to get free support, especially for open-source software, but it's often overlooked in favor of newer social media...

Remember IRC? It's Still Around - And It's Still Worth Using


Even in the extremely abstract field of computing, there are some observable "laws" - just like in mathematics. By studying these laws, we...

The Laws of Computing


Networking can be complicated, but its most basic concepts are actually quite simple. We cover the four that tend to confuse people the...

The 4 Most Confusing Concepts in Networking Explained


The modem has been around a lot longer than most people realize. Here's a look at its evolution over the years, from its inception in the...

The History of the Modem


Without programming languages, the internet wouldn't exist. These languages - some dating back to the 1950s - are the foundation for the...

The 5 Programming Languages That Built the Internet


Learning about a new operating system can be daunting for beginners, but getting started with Linux can be amazingly easy.

Q&A by David Delony



If you’re looking to run your business in the cloud, you’ll have to make the choice between using a public cloud and using a private cloud....


IT infrastructure is the combination of hardware, software, network and human resources that allow an organization to deliver information...