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Jim Lynch

Jim Lynch has written for many leading industry publications and sites over the years including PC Magazine, ExtremeTech, Computer Gaming World, Windows Sources, Salon, MSNBC, Forbes and many others. Jim has also served as the tips producer and answers expert for ItWorld. He also writes Technology Tips & Tweaks, Linux Tips, Eye On Linux, and Desktop Linux Reviews.


Mozilla had no choice but to add DRM to Firefox

May 16, 2014
Mozilla had no choice but to add DRM to Firefox

Mozilla has been in the news quite a lot over the last few months. This time the organization is being hammered by open source advocates for adding Adobe DRM to Firefox. One such article recently appeared on ITWire where the author of the article accused the Mozilla Foundation of base hypocrisy by deciding to add...
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Do we really need more giant phablets?

May 9, 2014
Do we really need more giant phablets?

Giant phablet phones seem to be all the rage these days. Everywhere you look you see people walking around with these huge suckers attached to the side of their heads. But are larger screen phones really better? And what about those of us who might…gasp!…actually prefer smaller screens? I can’t help but feel that perhaps...
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Will Apple sue Amazon for copying the iPhone?

May 7, 2014
Will Apple sue Amazon for copying the iPhone?

Rumors have been circulating for quite a while about Amazon doing a smartphone. Thanks to BGR we’ve finally gotten a look at what Amazon’s smartphone looks like, and it looks a lot like…well…an iPhone. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone, the iPhone has been enormously successful so it’s no shocker that Amazon...
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No, Android doesn’t stink

May 5, 2014
No, Android doesn’t stink

The Android bashers over at TheStreet.com are at it again. This time they are claiming that Android stinks and that Apple is going to prove it when the iPhone 6 is released. This of course is quite silly, and I’ll point out why in this column. What did Android do to TheStreet? Given the...
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Will Android Silver split Google and Samsung apart?

May 2, 2014
Will Android Silver split Google and Samsung apart?

The media is rife with reports that Google is working on a program called Android Silver that is designed to force Android manufacturers into strict adherence to Google’s specifications. This is really an attempt by Google to regain control of the Android platform and to provide a more iPhone-like experience for Android users. While...
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Did Mozilla jump the shark with Firefox 29?

April 30, 2014
Did Mozilla jump the shark with Firefox 29?

Firefox 29 has been released and it’s causing quite a wave of controversy among Firefox users. Firefox 29 comes with a new interface called Australis that features rounded tabs, along with a menu icon in the top right corner. As you might imagine, some users are having trouble adjusting to the new interface and...
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GNOME Books could be great for Linux ebook junkies

April 28, 2014
GNOME Books could be great for Linux ebook junkies

I have to admit that I’m a bit of an ebook junkie, I’m always reading something and when I’m done with one book then it’s on to the next. So I was very happy to see a report today that Marta Milakovic has proposed an open source ebook reading application for GNOME. Given the...
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Microsoft will continue to sell Nokia Android phones

April 27, 2014
Microsoft will continue to sell Nokia Android phones

Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia has left many people wondering what would happen to Nokia’s Android phones. Would the Redmond giant discontinue those Android phones in favor of Windows Phone? Or would it continue to sell them despite the fact that they run Android? Well, wonder no more because BGR reports that Microsoft has confirmed...
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The Linux Foundation launches Core Infrastructure Initiative

April 24, 2014
The Linux Foundation launches Core Infrastructure Initiative

A few days back I wrote a column about the “Heartbleed drama queens,” otherwise known as the folks in the media that were hyping the Heartbleed bug to make money and, in some cases, to bash open source. The Linux Foundation has struck back aggressively by launching the Core Infrastructure Initiative with a load...
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Yes, you should replace Windows XP with Linux

April 23, 2014
Yes, you should replace Windows XP with Linux

I’ve tried to mostly ignore the end of Windows XP, as I noted in an earlier column about it. But I ran across an article that I just had to cover here. Infoworld has a meandering column that expresses serious doubts about replacing Windows XP with Linux. It comes complete with a graphic of...
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