Overview

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…

The TutorVista team

TutorVista: Using Open Source in Digital Education

TutorVista, a digital tutoring website, uses open source software to mimic a classroom experience and maintain its database. TutorVista is an online tutoring service that was founded in 2005. Its operations are entirely…

Internationalisation and localisation

Localisation: An Introduction

This article is aimed at language computing enthusiasts interested in using computing devices in their native language, developers interested in supporting localisation, linguists interested in understanding translation issues, and business managers exploring the…

From left to right: Pioneer robots and the Foot-bot robot

Open Source Robotics: Multi-Robot Simulators

This is the second article in a series that focuses on open source software for robotics. [Read Part 1: Open Source Robotics Software Platforms.] This time we introduce the Linux enthusiast to multi-robot…

Building the Semantic Web

Web 3.0: Building the Semantic Web

You might have come across the term “Semantic Web Applications” often, during talks about the future of Web apps. Check out what this is all about. There are two aspects to the possible…

The art of crafting

Cyber Attacks Explained: Packet Crafting

Protect your FOSS-based IT infrastructure from packet crafting by learning more about it. In the previous articles in this series, we explored common infrastructure vulnerability exploitation scenarios. This article takes a step forward…

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…

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