Stories by Jon Gold

  • Google says 'Go' to new programming language

    Google announced the first stable release of its new programming language -- dubbed "Go" -- on Wednesday, providing an initial base of support for new projects and applications. Binaries have been released for Windows, Linux, FreeBSD and OS X.

  • Open-source designs for your very own tricorder now available online

    Ever wanted to wave a tricorder at something, furrow your brow, and announce, "captain, I am picking up an odd concentration of signals in this area?" If you have - and what Star Trek fan hasn't? - you might want to give Peter Jansen's tricorder project a look. The Canadian designer recently released full specifications for two versions of his own hand-held multi-sensor.

  • Is there a 'best' way to set up your private Cloud storage?

    Given that Cloud computing is still emerging, it shouldn't come as a surprise that opinions vary widely on the best way to architect the storage. In fact, it seems likely that there is no such panacea - different types of private Cloud almost always require different approaches.

  • Iceland latest to make big noises about open source

    A recent report that the government of Iceland is making progress in its efforts to adopt open-source software is the latest indication that public sector IT leaders are increasingly interested in moving away from proprietary products.

  • IBM battles dire mainframe myths

    The perception of mainframe technology as outmoded or inefficient is wildly inaccurate in a number of important ways, according to IBM's chief architect for cloud computing, Frank DeGilio.

  • Judge strips 'copyright troll' of disputed copyrights

    Notorious "copyright troll" Righthaven has been hit with another in what has been lengthening string of legal defeats as a federal judge on Monday ordered that all intellectual property related to the company's failed copyright lawsuit against blogger Wayne Hoehn be taken away from it and assigned to a receiver.

  • Linux kernel 3.3 delayed

    Linux kernel creator and curator Linus Torvalds on Saturday announced the seventh release candidate for Version 3.3 of the software in a message to a developer mailing list, according to a report from The H Online.