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Securing Linux policy

Securing Linux policy

Linux has been the backbone of many businesses for decades. It has powered web servers, database systems, development machines, and employee workstations. And as with any OS, it’s essential to ensure that...

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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

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

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

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.

July 28, 2000 by in Open Source

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