Articles about Open Source
In this IT Dojo video, Bill Detwiler demonstrates how quickly and easily reset local account passwords, including Administrator, on most Windows systems. The Offline NT Password and Registry Editor is a Linux-based utility that can reset passwords on Windows-NT based systems that use NTFS, including Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Vista. The tool creates a boot environment through which you can reset passwords via a series of text menus.
Paul Perrone, CEO of Perrone Robotics, introduces Tommy Jr., a driverless car powered by Solaris and Java, created for the DARPA Urban Challenge. The vehicle made an appearance on stage at the JavaOne conference last week in San Francisco. Tommy Jr. will navigate using laser "eyes" mounted on the body of the car, along with GPS accurate to within 2 to 4 inches.
At the JavaOne Conference in San Francisco, Ken Russell and Sven Gothel of Sun Microsystems explain how the Nvidia APX2500 chip allows developers to write Java apps on a desktop and run them directly to cell phones. Users will be able to play games and navigate cities in 3D using GPS.
At the JavaOne conference in San Francisco, James Gosling, Sun Microsystems vice president and fellow, talks to Arizona State University geological sciences professor Phil Christensen about the school's geospatial software, JMARS. The open-source project is available to the public and used by NASA to find and gather scientific data for analysis.
Sun Microsystems demos new JavaFX powered applets at its annual JavaOne Conference in San Francisco Tuesday. Danny Coward and Ken Russell of Sun's Java SE team show how the new applets can be deployed within a Web browser or dragged over to the desktop.
Legendary musician Neil Young shows off a new multimedia project spanning his music career. Joining Young onstage at the JavaOne Conference in San Francisco to demo the project--which uses Java and Blu-ray technology--is Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz and Rich Green, Sun executive vice president of software.
The Australian Tax Office CIO Bill Gibson claims that one of the reasons he hasn't deployed much open source software is due to security fears, with the code not subject to enough "technical scrutiny".
Steve Bergman, CIO of Goodwill Industries talks to ZDNet Editor in Chief Dan Farber about innovating technology for the non-profit. From an open source web portal to geo-spatial mapping tools for the organizations retail site. Bergman also shares his business approach to inventory management, and the company's plan for going green.
In this Super Techies interview, larger-than-life techie Marc Canter talks with ZDNet's Editor in Chief Dan Farber about his career as a multimedia pioneer. Canter discusses his first job as a music programmer for video games; designing the multimedia authoring tools Shockwave and Director; and his current role as CEO of Broadband Mechanics, makers of open-source social networks.