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Nik Rawlinson

Nik Rawlinson

Nik Rawlinson has been writing about technology for the last quarter century. A former editor of Windows and Mac magazines, and author of several books in related fields, he’s an increasingly passionate advocate for Linux and open source.

Recent articles by Nik Rawlinson

The 6 best Shopify alternatives in 2024
Website builders

Get your products online and start selling with one of these comprehensive shopify alternatives for building a web-based store

The best VoIP providers for businesses in 2023

Video, voice, messaging and more: upgrade your work comms with one of the best VoIP providers from less than £6/mth

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Shopify vs Woocommerce: Which is the best choice?
Website builders

What can these two leading ecommerce platforms offer the budding entrepreneur?

bOnline review: VoIP without the hassle

A super-simple setup process, and a seven-day free trial, make this a VoIP option worth trying

£7.20 /mth/user, inc. VAT
The best web hosts in 2023
Web hosts

Whether you’re starting your own website or looking for a better deal on hosting, we’ve picked out the best web hosts to get you moving

34SP WordPress hosting: Incredibly simple hosting
Web hosts

A wizard-based setup process makes getting started easy with this flexible hosting plan for WordPress-based sites

£9.95 /mth (for one site) inc VAT
The best family board games in 2023

Enjoy some quality together time with our selection of the best family board games, from just £16

The best ballpoint pens to buy in 2023
Home office

Write comfortably and neatly with our selection of the best ballpoint pens from less than £1 each

How to remove Powered by Shopify
Website builders

All the instructions you need to remove the “Powered by Shopify” link from your store's pages

GoTo Connect review: A comprehensive communications hub

This fully featured phone, messaging and video service is easy to configure and use

£10 Starting from, inc VAT