Applications

Custom ROMs for Android: CyanogenMod and More

  Wondering what’s the next step after rooting your Android phone? Read on to know all about beefing up your phone with custom ROMs for Android.   If you’ve got an Android phone…

35 Open Source Apps for Mac Users

Yes, you read that right. No matter what the warlords at Apple may tell you, you can run open source apps even if you are using Mac OS, which itself is closed source….

Ubuntu Business Desktop Remix

Ubuntu Business Desktop Remix Gets an Update to 12.04

Canonical, the commercial company backing the Ubuntu project, had launched the Ubuntu Business Desktop Remix in February this year, based on Ubuntu 11.10 “Oneiric Ocelot”, which was the current stable version Ubuntu back…

Have you checked out the new Nmap yet?

What’s New in Nmap 6

Nmap is Hollywood’s most famous “hacking” tool that has featured on numerous blockbusters. It was originally written to find hosts in a network thus creating a map of the network. Nmap does this…

The many FOSS tools for our daily use...

Best Open Source Apps for Daily Use

What the proprietary world can do, FOSS can do better! That’s what this article hints at, as it takes you through the 11 most used open source apps. Every day, we use a…

Dryrun. Come again?

Dryrun: Decoupling the Process

We take a look at Dryrun, an email-based interface via which you can run programs. Dryrun attempts to present an email-based interface to run your programs. For example, if [email protected] is the designated email…

FOSS in Academic Institutions

FOSS in Academic Institutions

In recent years, we have seen open source being widely adapted by many organisations around the world — not only because of its cost-effectiveness, but also because of its stability, reliability, flexibility and…

Robot Operating System

Open Source Robotics Software Platforms

This first article in the series on open source software for robotic introduces the reader to open source robotics software platforms and focuses on the Robot Operating System (ROS). Robotics has always lured…

Open Source apps for Windows

Get Started with 5 Useful Open Source Tools for Windows

These user-friendly open source tools will make your life that much easier… …and exciting. Many believe that open source is only for geeks who would rather marry their computers or trade their kidneys…

Security Assessment Tools

Top 10 Security Assessment Tools

Modern data centres deploy firewalls and managed networking components, but still feel insecure because of crackers. Hence, there is a crucial need for tools that accurately assess network vulnerability. This article brings you…

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