Stories by Jon Gold

  • Apple iOS battles back in market share struggle

    Apple's iOS is closing the gap on rival Android in the US market, according to new statistics released today by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, which says that the three months that ended in May 2013 saw iOS' share of the American smartphone market grow by 3.5 per cent.

  • Meet the next open-source stars

    The world of open-source software, by design, is something of a collective. Instead of well-defined teams of developers working on a project for pay, open-source software is the result of an amorphous community making contributions – some good, some bad. Everyone is part of the project, everyone has a stake.

  • Canonical's Mir move doesn't sit well with some Linux developers

    Nobody could accuse Canonical of resting on its laurels. The business side of Ubuntu – the best-known desktop Linux distribution – has expanded aggressively into mobility, pushed forward with a new desktop environment, and continued to release new versions of the flagship OS over the past few years.

  • OMG KLP – Rumor outs purported details of Android 5.0

    The Android world is in a weird place, as far as version 5.0 or (supposedly) Key Lime Pie is concerned. After whiffing mightily on our confident predictions that it would be rolled out during Google I/O, we've been antsy for new information but understandably gun-shy about prognosticating.

  • Happy Father's Day to my dad, the hobbyist programmer

    I found out recently that I'm not the only member of my family to appear in the illustrious pages of the IDG family of publications, of which Network World is one. In 1983, sister site InfoWorld reviewed my dad's Home Finance System – a personal accounting program that competed (albeit briefly) with Quicken – and I happened to stumble across the article via a Google Books search. (It's on page 31. Apparently, InfoWorld liked it.)

  • Red Hat shakes up OpenStack lineup

    Red Hat announced a large-scale restructuring of its OpenStack-based offerings today, bundling its Enterprise Linux software with the OpenStack platform, and creating a more comprehensive infrastructure product for private-cloud IaaS.