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Jon Brodkin

Network World, Inc.

Jon Brodkin is a senior editor at Network World, covering Microsoft, Google, cloud computing and virtualization.

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Recent articles by Jon Brodkin

2010's IT Companies to Watch: Where are they now?

September 12, 2011

A year later, we take a look at the progress made by 2010's 25 New IT Companies to Watch.

Microsoft's 5 biggest weaknesses

September 01, 2011

Microsoft's position as the dominant provider of software to consumers is at risk. Here are five reasons why.

Hackers could reverse-engineer Microsoft patches to create DoS attacks

August 24, 2011

A security company has demonstrated how to reverse-engineer a Microsoft patch in order to launch a denial-of-service attack on Windows DNS Server.

IBM: The PC is the new mainframe

August 19, 2011

A second opinion from IBM on the question of whether the PC is dead.

Android developers face legal hurdles in license compliance

August 18, 2011

Developers who make apps for Android have a lot more to worry about than just building great software.

On Linux's 20th anniversary, recounting past slights from Microsoft

August 17, 2011

On the 20th anniversary of Linux. the free operating system's biggest proponents threw a party to celebrate its success and scoff at attacks launched by Microsoft, its biggest rival.

Motorola Mobility is by far Google's biggest acquisition ever

August 15, 2011

Google's $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility is far and away Google's biggest-ever purchase -- in fact, it's greater than Google's next 10 biggest acquisitions combined and only its third above a billion dollars.

Google Chromebooks now run Windows through Citrix Receiver

August 12, 2011

Citrix Receiver brings Windows desktops and apps to Chrome OS laptops.

The epic unpopularity of Windows smartphones

August 11, 2011

A smartphone platform you may never have heard of is more popular than Windows Phone 7.

After 30 years, IBM says PC going way of vacuum tube and typewriter

August 10, 2011

IBM CTO predicts PC going way of the 'vacuum tube, typewriter, vinyl records, CRT and incandescent light bulbs.'