Jon Gold

Senior Writer

Jon Gold covers IoT and wireless networking for Network World. Contact him via email or Twitter.

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Which Linux distros should newbies use?

Which Linux distros should newbies use?

A fresh look at some of the more popular Linux distros (plus one non-Linux OS), and an impression of their ease of use.

Aruba’s top execs talk new tech, IoT and the competition

Aruba’s top execs talk new tech, IoT and the competition

Aruba's Senior Vice President and General Manager Keerti Melkote and CTO Partha Narasimhan discuss future wireless technology, security, and more at the company's annual Atmosphere conference in Nashville.

Users greet Avaya bankruptcy with shrugs

Users greet Avaya bankruptcy with shrugs

The news that sprawling networking company Avaya has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy is being treated with nonchalance by at least some of its customers, for whom the saga of the firm’s financial troubles has been ongoing.

Shipments of 802.11ac wave 2 APs gain ground

Shipments of 802.11ac wave 2 APs gain ground

Shipments of 802.11ac wave 2 access points doubled in volume in the third quarter of 2016, as the newer wireless technology begins to reach further into the mainstream.

What we talk about when we talk about 5G wireless

What we talk about when we talk about 5G wireless

An FAQ on the next big thing in wireless technology: 5G.

DNS provider Dyn hit by DDoS attack that takes out major sites

DNS provider Dyn hit by DDoS attack that takes out major sites

Some of the biggest names on the internet – including Twitter, GitHub, Etsy, Spotify, the New York Times and the Boston Globe, among many others – were temporarily knocked offline by a DDoS attack that targeted DNS provider Dyn early...

Law firm CIO: ‘I run more video than CBS’

Law firm CIO: ‘I run more video than CBS’

A major international law firm with 700 attorneys, 1,500 total employees and 20 separate offices around the world makes IT support a challenge.

NYC Wi-Fi project set to move forward as city beats payphone lawsuit

NYC Wi-Fi project set to move forward as city beats payphone lawsuit

A U.S. district court judge last week effectively ended a payphone company’s lawsuit against the City of New York, opening the door for an ambitious public Wi-Fi hotspot program to proceed.

LTE equipment party is over, as carrier spending drops

LTE equipment party is over, as carrier spending drops

For the first time since LTE technology hit the mainstream in 2012, the worldwide market for carrier wireless equipment has declined, according to a report released today by IHS Technology.

Android N hits beta, boasts VR and more

Android N hits beta, boasts VR and more

Google’s been hard at work under the hood of its Android operating system, announcing performance, security and productivity updates in the new Android N alongside a swanky new suite of VR capabilities called Daydream and version 2.0...

NYC scowls at LTE-U in open letter

NYC scowls at LTE-U in open letter

The City of New York became the latest entity to weigh in on the subject of LTE-U, as an open letter from the mayor’s office to policymakers at the 3GPP standards body pushes for thorough protection for existing Wi-Fi.

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