Jon Brodkin

Microsoft's 5 biggest weaknesses

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

Farewell to Network World readers

After nearly five years, today is my last day at IDG and Network World. If you have ever read any of my articles or blog posts I want to say thank you and let you know that I will soon be covering IT for Ars Technica, a news site I...

Hackers could reverse-engineer Microsoft patches to create DoS attacks

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

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

Android developers face legal hurdles in license compliance

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

Linus Torvalds: ARM has a lot to learn from the PC

It's well known Linux and ARM developers have clashed over the past few months over how best to support ARM in the Linux kernel. ITworld blogger Brian Proffitt describes the problem as a "United Nations-level complexity of the forks...

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

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

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

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

The epic unpopularity of Windows smartphones

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

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

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