Jon Gold

Senior Writer

Jon covers open-source, mobile, network managment and partridges in pear trees for Network World. Get at him via email or Twitter.

Red Hat CEO: Open-source innovation is always user-led

Linux at 25: A retrospective

Linux at 25: A retrospective

A look back at Linux’s journey from Linus Torvald’s brain to, well, everywhere.

LinuxCon: Q&A with inventor of, um, Microsoft PowerShell

LinuxCon: Q&A with inventor of, um, Microsoft PowerShell

The creator of Microsoft's recently open-sourced scripting and configuration framework PowerShell, Jeffrey Snover, sat down with Network World at LinuxCon North America 2016.

LinuxCon: With open-source’s great power comes great responsibility

LinuxCon: With open-source’s great power comes great responsibility

One of the biggest Linux events of the year opened with a look at the social role of the largest open-source project in history, as well as Linux’s potential place in the history books.

Windows 10 browser beatdown: Who’s got the edge?

Windows 10 browser beatdown: Who’s got the edge?

Windows 10 users: Not all web browsers are created equal. In fact, it might startle you a little to realize how diverse the range of top-end browser software has become, if you came of age in the era of “Internet Explorer or go home.”...

New battery technology could double capacities for consumer electronics

New battery technology could double capacities for consumer electronics

A startup called SolidEnergy says that it’s developed a new design for a safe, rechargeable lithium-metal battery, potentially revolutionizing energy storage for small devices like smartphones and wearables.

Is a bidding war brewing for Raspberry Pi manufacturer Premier Farnell?

Is a bidding war brewing for Raspberry Pi manufacturer Premier Farnell?

Swiss conglomerate Datwyler today said that it was still considering its options after its $795 million bid for Raspberry Pi manufacturer Premier Farnell was trumped by a $900 million offer from Avnet Inc late last month.

Raspberry Pi roundup: Keys to Pi foundry changing hands; Pi in the ocean, sky

Raspberry Pi roundup: Keys to Pi foundry changing hands; Pi in the ocean, sky

Late last month, U.S.-based electronics vendor Avnet purchased Premier Farnell, one of two licensed manufacturers of the Raspberry Pi, for about $900 million. Also, drones, boats and eyes in the skies.

Why Box’s CEO is so cloud crazy

Why Box’s CEO is so cloud crazy

Aaron Levie, the outspoken founder and CEO of enterprise file sharing and storage powerhouse Box, talked to Network World ahead of the company’s news about its Zones and Accelerator projects. Levie also discussed start-ups, the march...

Qualcomm up in arms over LTE-U testing framework

Qualcomm up in arms over LTE-U testing framework

The announcement this week of a final testing protocol aimed at discovering, once and for all, whether LTE-U technology can coexist peacefully with existing Wi-Fi networks has the LTE-U camp up in arms, as Qualcomm issued a thunderous...

First Look: Firefox 48

First Look: Firefox 48

The latest stable version of Firefox packs major under-the-hood improvements.

Wi-Fi, LTE-U enter new phase of coexistence debate

Wi-Fi, LTE-U enter new phase of coexistence debate

The long-running contretemps between the supporters of LTE-U and regular Wi-Fi, over the idea of the two wireless standards co-existing on the same frequencies, has moved into a new phase, as test plan parameters are expected to be...

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