Stories by Scot Finnie

How Apple is playing hardball with Microsoft

Tucked in amongst Apple's several hardware debuts last month was word that the company will stop charging for OS X and iWork. Why is Apple willing to forgo this small revenue stream? How might it affect IT buyers? The move is interesting on several fronts.

Family test: Apple's newest iMac packs a wallop

When Apple recently sent along one of its new iMacs — a sweet 24-inch model with a 2.8GHz Penryn processor — I agreed to take it home and give it a dose of family testing at the Finnie household. And with three kids aged 3, 6, and 16, that's saying something.

Windows Vista RC1 now available to general public

Early Thursday, Microsoft opened the doors to all comers who would like to test Windows Vista Release Candidate 1 (RC1). Testers can access the 2.52GB of data that makes up the next version of Windows either via download or on a DVD that will be sent in the mail.