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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.

published January 24, 2014 by

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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.

published December 4, 2013 by

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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.

published September 14, 2010 by

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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.

published May 19, 2010 by

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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.

published September 22, 2009 by

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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.

published August 13, 2009 by

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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.

published August 13, 2009 by

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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.

published July 30, 2009 by

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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.

published June 8, 2009 by

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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.

published June 2, 2009 by

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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.

published August 11, 2009 by

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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.

published August 4, 2008 by

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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.

published April 1, 2008 by

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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.

published March 8, 2006 by

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Script Central

Script Central

ScriptWorx is an HTML/script editor that features more than a dozen ready-to-paste templates -- everything from an address book to pop-up messages -- as well as tabs containing comprehensive lists of click-and-paste JavaScript events and functions. It also adds support for such HTML elements as images, links, fonts, forms, and frames.

published July 28, 2000 by

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