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Kali Linux 1.0.6, hands-on

Kali Linux 1.0.6, hands-on

Exploring this Debian GNU/Linux derivative that is tightly focused on security analysis and penetration testing - and it comes with a mind-boggling array of utilities for that pupose.

January 24, 2014 by in Linux

Ladyada's Hacker Gift Guide

Ladyada's Hacker Gift Guide

UPDATED for 2013. Give gifts that inspire your favorite hackers to make something great. Our exclusive Hacker Gift Guide features Ladyada's top gifts for hackers of all styles, ages and interests.

December 4, 2013 by in Hardware

Demo 2006: One sweet dream

CNET's Rafe Needleman was hungry for something new at Demo 2006 in sunny Phoenix. He was pleased to find an ice cream vendor. Moo Bella President Bruce Ginsberg explains why this is not your old-fashioned vending machine.

February 7, 2006 by in Linux

Linux dials up mobile phones

Peder UIander of MontaVista software says Linux offers choice in hardware and operating systems, as well as the ability to customize middleware. He says this makes it well-suited to the mid-priced feature market, focused on delivering rich media content.

September 26, 2005 by in Telcos

Intel CIO has wireless, Linux on the brain

Intel CIO Stacy Smith sits down with ZDNet Editor in Chief Dan Farber in a Face to Face interview to share his challenge of saving money while increasing performance. Wireless technology, he says, will be outfitted for nontraditional spaces such as construction sites and hospitals.

March 2, 2005 by in Linux

Ballmer on Linux: The evidence is clear

At Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Florida, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmeranswers questions about competing with Linux globally. He also commentson Bill Gates' prediction that security will drop from the top three ITconcerns within the next two years.

October 22, 2004 by in Linux

HP delivers Linux laptop

Hewlett-Packard is stepping out as the first major manufacturer to offer a laptop preloaded with the open-source operating system. Correspondent James Hilliard takes a closer look with HP's David Conrad.

August 23, 2004 by in Laptops

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