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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

A look at high-speed autonomous driving

At JavaOne in San Francisco, Volkswagen's Marcial Hernandez and Sun's Greg Bollella detail Project Bixby, an Audi TTS programmed by Volkswagen and using a Java runtime environment. The vehicle will then be raced on a Rally course against other automated vehicles.

June 8, 2009 in Open Source

Short clip: Special Olympics' Chief Begging Officer

Andre Mendes, CIO of the Special Olympics, says that being the CIO for a nonprofit often means being the "Chief Begging Officer" as well. Rather than use open source software, they have managed to convince larger software companies to donate or give grants for most of what they need.

January 6, 2009 in Open Source

The Weather Channel CIO: Brian Shield

Brian Shield, CIO of The Weather Channel talks to CNET News' Dan Farber about delivering the weather on multiple platforms in a timely manner for its 120 million users. He also discusses new innovations, including a new LEED certified HD studio and how they are using open-source software to power their backend operations.

August 19, 2008 in Open Source

Exploring Mars with Java

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.

May 9, 2008 in Open Source

Goodwill Industries CIO: Steve Bergman

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.

March 3, 2008 in Open Source

Marc Canter: The master of multimedia speaks

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.

February 21, 2008 in Open Source

Raspberry Pi 2 review: More power to the Pi

Raspberry Pi 2 review: More power to the Pi

The Raspberry Pi 2 Model B is a simple, more powerful, upgrade to the original Pi that comes with a good range of bundled applications. The Pi 2 is great value at $35, but a number of additional items are needed to turn it into a fully functioning system.

February 16, 2015 by in PCs

Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) review

Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) review

Some of the features that were to be included in Ubuntu 13.04 have been shelved in favour of presenting a polished and solid release, with most of the improvements residing behind the scenes. As a result, Raring Ringtail may seem a bit of a disappointment.

April 25, 2013 by in Open Source

WordPress 2.8

WordPress 2.8

If you are in the market for a blogging platform, content management system or a complete web platform, you can do far, far worse than choose WordPress.

August 11, 2009 by in Open Source

OpenOffice.org 2.4.0

OpenOffice.org 2.4.0

OpenOffice.org 2.4.0 is a free, open source alternative to Microsoft's Office application suite. It is fantastic if you need basic office applications — such as a word processor or spreadsheet — at no cost. However, large organisations and power users may be disappointed by its lack of features and support.

August 4, 2008 by in Open Source

Maxthon 2.0.8

Maxthon 2.0.8

Of the less well known open source browsers, Maxthon has been gaining attention as the second most popular Web browser in its home state of China. Based on IE's Trident engine, we found it to be highly customisable; however its lack of support makes it difficult to recommend for business.

April 1, 2008 by in Open Source

Sugar Suite 4.0.1

Sugar Suite 4.0.1

Sugar Suite from SugarCRM is a comprehensive, streamlined tool which offers indispensable services to both a company's employees and its customers.

March 8, 2006 by in Open Source

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