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IBM launches OpenStack services

May 19, 2015 by in Cloud

IBM launches OpenStack services

The company said that it will roll out a series of OpenStack services designed to help enterprise customers use the cloud framework for hybrid, private and public cloud deployments.

Kali Linux 1.0.6, hands-on

January 24, 2014 by in Linux

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.

September 14, 2010 by in Tablets

Intel shows new MeeGo devices

At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Intel VP Renee James unveils a new MeeGo tablet and smart TV, both running the company's Atom processor. MeeGo is an open-source software project targeting Intel customers looking to add their customized interface to Internet-enabled devices.

May 19, 2010 by in Google

Google announces open-source video format WebM

At Google I/O in San Francisco, Google's Vic Gundotra unveils a new royalty-free video format called WebM. Google has partnered with software developers Mozilla and Opera to support the encoding technology in their browsers. The format is based on the VP8 technology that Google acquired from On2 Technologies in February.

September 22, 2009 by in Linux

IDF 09: Intel demos Moblin

At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Intel product manager Claire Alexander shows Intel CEO Paul Otellini a demo of the Linux-based, open-source operating system Moblin, which will include next-generation mobile features such as a touch-screen interface.

August 13, 2009 by in Banking

Who will benefit most from the cloud?

At the OpenSource World event in San Francisco, Lew Tucker, vice president and CTO of cloud computing at Sun Microsystems, explained that many developing countries are skipping over acquiring their own servers and going right to the cloud. Because of the cost effectiveness, the move may spur their economies and create jobs. This could also hold true for the U.S. government, currently creating its own cloud as well.

August 13, 2009 by in Security

Open-source voting: Secure over obscure?

At the OpenSource World event in San Francisco, California Secretary of State Debra Bowen says open-source software can help improve security in voting systems. Even with built-in security measures, though, potential human error among thousands of volunteers will put them at risk.

July 30, 2009 by in Google

Open-source bonuses for the big guys

At the AlwaysOn Summit at Stanford University, panelists discuss benefits that huge companies like Google and Facebook could get from embracing open source, such as third-party developers integrating their products into new application versions and easier connectivity with emerging technologies. Panelists include Ron Yekutiel, CEO of Kaltura; Kim Polese, CEO of SpikeSource; and moderator Matt Asay, vice president of business development at Alfresco and a member of the CNET Blog Network.

June 2, 2009 by in Developer

Ellison and McNealy: Java here to stay

At JavaOne in San Francisco, Calif., Oracle CEO Larry Ellison talks to Sun Microsystems Chairman Scott McNealy about the future of Java development. Ellison says he will continue to expand investment in Java and sees the programming language being used in a variety of devices including Google's Android phones and Netbooks.

Raspberry Pi 2 review: More power to the Pi

February 16, 2015 by in PCs

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.

Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) review

April 25, 2013 by in Open Source

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.

WordPress 2.8

August 11, 2009 by in Open Source

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.

OpenOffice.org 2.4.0

August 4, 2008 by in Open Source

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.

Maxthon 2.0.8

April 1, 2008 by in Open Source

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.

Sugar Suite 4.0.1

March 8, 2006 by in Open Source

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.

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