Stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols

What does HP think it's doing?

Winston Churchill once said of Russia, "It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma." Now, I don't deal with international politics. I just write about technology. But when I've looked at HP lately I've been left thinking of its strategy as, well, "a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma."

Who should really worry about Apple/IBM? Microsoft

So Apple and IBM are hooking up. It's a match made in enterprise heaven, bringing together BYOD favorites the iPhone and the iPad with enterprise apps and cloud services from IBM. It's a win for Apple, which finally gets some serious business software chops, and for IBM, which gets device sex appeal.

Firefox 3.6 RC gives new life to old browser

The Web browsing world is exciting again. <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9136345/Google_Update">Google</a>'s Chrome browser is <a href="http://blogs.computerworld.com/15343/chrome_linuxs_best_web_browser">faster than fast</a>and there's serious thought that Internet Explorer may actually lose its <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9143141/5_reasons_why_IE_will_lose_market_share_in_2010">top spot</a>in the browser market-share wars. But for all the excitement, it would be a real mistake to overlook Firefox; with the forthcoming release of Firefox 3.6, which is now available as a release candidate, Mozilla's flagship browser is looking better than ever.

Firefox 3 fixes what's broke

The Mozilla Foundation is celebrating the arrival of Firefox 3 with a worldwide party -- and an attempt to set a new world record for the most downloads ever of a single software program. OK, so that's silly and extremely geekish, but what the heck? Why not kick up a fuss?