Stories by Jon Gold

Debian general resolution against systemd coupling fails, sponsor steps down

Debian developers voted down a proposal that would have weakened the Linux distribution's integration with a controversial system software package on Tuesday, in a victory for systemd supporters.

By Jon Gold | 20 November, 2014 05:22

Tags: Linux, open source, software, operating systems

Prominent developers pulling out of Debian as voting deadline nears

Four prominent members of the Debian community have stepped down or reduced their involvement in the project as a result of an increasingly bitter argument over the future of the widely influential Linux distribution.

By Jon Gold | 19 November, 2014 08:53

Tags: Linux, open source, Google, software, operating systems

In Pictures: The 10 mightiest supercomputers on the planet

China retains top spot for fourth consecutive Top500 list

Google launches fiber Internet for Kansas City's small businesses

Small businesses in selected neighborhoods in Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri now have the opportunity to get in on Google's fiber Internet service, the company announced today.

By Jon Gold | 12 November, 2014 09:22

Tags: google fiber, Google, telecommunication, intel, broadband, LAN & WAN

In Pictures: Pi, translated - The evolution of Raspberry Pi

It’s only been two years, but the Raspberry Pi has already come a long way.

LibreOffice defends handling of spreadsheet bug

A new version of LibreOffice's Calc program has broken many spreadsheets, users say, and a perceived unwillingness by developers to address the problem has sparked an ill-tempered argument.

By Jon Gold | 08 November, 2014 06:16

Tags: LibreOffice, Spreadsheet Bugs, Apple, open source, Microsoft, software, Open Source Subnet

The Document Foundation offers LibreOffice migration, training certs

The Document Foundation on Wednesday announced the availability of new certifications for IT pros working with its LibreOffice productivity suite, aimed at growing the products' heretofore-limited user base and making them more attractive to the enterprise.

By Jon Gold | 06 November, 2014 06:44

Tags: LibreOffice, open source, Google, software

Petition targets Apple over ‘spyware' in OS X Yosemite

Apple should remove "spyware" from its new Yosemite release of OS X, according to an online petition that has received 14,450 signatures as of early Thursday afternoon.

By Jon Gold | 31 October, 2014 06:48

Tags: Apple, security, Microsoft, OS X, software, operating systems, Electronic Frontier Foundation, privacy

255 terabits a second: New fiber speed record?

Researchers from the University of Central Florida and Eindhoven University of Technology say that they've developed a new fiber optic medium that allows data to be sent and received at up to 255Tbps, a roughly twenty-fold increase over current fiber.

By Jon Gold | 28 October, 2014 04:53

Tags: BT, telecommunication, fiber, broadband, LAN & WAN

Debian community splits over systemd, but fork still unlikely

The latest chapter in the ongoing furor over the software known as systemd threatens to split the Debian community, after a splinter group stated that it would create a fork of the well-known Linux distribution if systemd is included in an upcoming release.

By Jon Gold | 23 October, 2014 08:09

Tags: Linux, software, Open Source Subnet, slack, operating systems, emc, ubuntu

Data warehouse-as-a-service startup Snowflake comes out of stealth

Stealth startup Snowflake is clandestine no longer, throwing off the wraps Tuesday morning with the announcement of a $26 million series B funding round and the rollout of a flagship product, which it's calling the "elastic data warehouse."

By Jon Gold | 22 October, 2014 03:10

Tags: Configuration / maintenance, Microsoft, hardware systems, Data Center, cloud storage, Oracle

In Pictures: The iPad Mini 3, iPad Air 2 and more

Apple’s glossy new tablets were accompanied by new iMacs and OS X Yosemite.

By Jon Gold | 17 October, 2014 08:41

Tags: PC, slideshow, mobility, software, tablets, Components, iMac, iPad Mini 3, iPad Air 2, Apple

Holograms, VR and telepresence: Experts herald the coming Gigabit Age

The widespread availability of Gigabit Internet connectivity by 2025 will open a brave new world of killer apps, according to the more than 1,400 experts who contributed to the Pew Research Center's latest study.

By Jon Gold | 10 October, 2014 01:06

Tags: Google, Pew Research Center, Networking, videoconferencing, LAN & WAN

Gigabit copper? Sckipio says yes

The first applied use of a transmission protocol that can theoretically reach gigabit speeds over standard home copper connections debuts today, with the release of Sckipio Technology's G.Fast chipset.

By Jon Gold | 08 October, 2014 04:59

Tags: Sckipio Technology, Networking, LAN, ISP, fiber, LAN & WAN

‘Unlawful' WiFi hotspot blocking ruling highlights academic IT headaches

Managing the wireless environment at the average college or university can be a difficult task at the best of times, and when students and staff start using personal hotspots the sort that provide wireless data access from the same -- it's not the best of times.

By Jon Gold | 08 October, 2014 03:16

Tags: WiFi, Gartner, education, Networking, fcc, wireless, industry verticals, WLANs / Wi-Fi

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