• The best in 2010 tech moves into 2011

    In my final blog for 2009 I got all nostalgic about how much technology has changed during the past decade. This year I'd like to reflect on the radical changes that have ensued during 2010 and how they set the stage for an even more exciting 2011.

  • With Assange in captivity, info leaks will persist

    This week’s arrest of Julian Assange in London raises many questions about how for the world’s government organisations will go to censor their private information. Thanks to Wikileaks, the future of government information looks more open than closed.

  • The NBN is upon us: counting the cost of duplication

    The events in federal parliament over the past few weeks may have given the green light to the NBN, but the project continues to attract a barrage of criticism from politicians and the media. The best thing the government can do now is tone down the rhetoric and make it work is a sensible way – business case and all.

  • Night, night Novell

    Almost exactly two years to the day <i>TechWorld</i> blogged about the varying fortunes of Novell, the news from corporate HQ is Attachmate has agreed to acquire the beleaguered software company.

  • Well said Woz

    In a surprising move, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has given credence to Google’s Android operating system on the grounds that is it open to any handset manufacturer, whereas Apple’s iOS isn’t. Of course, here at <i>TechWorld</i> we knew that all along.

  • A newly minted Linux a must for the desktop

    Last week I wrote about how Linux distributors could do more in the way of integration work and usability testing to cement Linux’s place on the desktop. The release of [[xref:http://www.techworld.com.au/article/367937/linux_mint_10_julia_now_official |Linux Mint 10]] on Friday is a good reminder of how some people remain hard at work to achieve that goal.

  • Desktop Linux needs integration and innovation

    Last week I commented on Ubuntu’s recent decisions to move its default user interface away from GNOME and X to Unity on Wayland.

  • Here’s to a cloudy Cup day

    Before you accuse me of being a spoil sport on the day of the race that stops a nation, let me elaborate on how sporting events like the Melbourne Cup can benefit from the greatest promise to come out of the IT industry – cloud computing.

  • Windows Phone 7: first impressions call for more options

    I finally got my hands on Windows Phone 7 mobile device – a LG-EG900 to be precise – to find out what Microsoft will go into battle with in its renewed assault on the burgeoning mobile computing market.

  • Jobs’ Android attack: it’s 1984 all over again

    It’s not completely unlike Steve Jobs to publicly attack a competitor, but when he [[xref:http://www.techworld.com.au/article/364750/announcing_sales_records_jobs_vows_apple_will_triumph_over_android|took a shot at Android]] during Apple’s earnings announcement this week I couldn’t help but think of the early PC industry and how history has as nasty habit of repeating itself.

Rodney Gedda

Rodney Gedda is the former deputy editor of CIO and former editor of Techworld.
  • TalkingTech

    The view from the top of IT with TechWorld editor Rohan Pearce.

  • Broadband Voice

    TechWorld digs in from the front line of Australia's broadband battleground.