Open Source Software

Open Source Anti-Virus for USB Flash Drives 

You're on the road a lot and like to use your USB flash drives on different computers? You take computer security seriously and you have the habit of scanning both your USB flash drives and your host computer for viruses on a regular basis?

Let's hope so, or else you'd better start to protect your USB flash drives against malicious software and computer viruses asap!

We're glad to introduce to you a solid and powerful open source solution that enables you to scan your PC and/or your USB flash drive by running a portable application straight and conveniently from your USB flash drives.


Knoppix 7.4: Powerful Live USB OS

Most out our reader's might have heard of Knoppix, the easy to use live Linux operating system that is primarily designed to be used as a Live CD and turn almost any computer into your own powerful Debian GNU/Linux workstation.

Today's computers generally support booting from USB devices, so you can load Knoppix from a live USB flash drive and use it without permanently installing anything to the host machines.

There's a fresh release of Knoppix 7.4 available, and is as usual based on Debian stable aka Wheezy and newer desktop packages from Debian testing and Debian unstable, while making use of kernel...

Ubuntu vs. Debian vs. Mint: Easy to Install Beginner's Linux

For many years Ubuntu Linux has been a popular Linux distribution among newbies and beginners, seeming especially suitable for first-time Linux users switching over from another operating system such as Microsoft or OS X.

Because of its’ easy graphical installation, the many included apps and the good hardware support featuring automagical recognition of most commonly computer hardware and other peripherals gave Ubuntu the reputation of being a very easy Linux distro to work with.

Ubuntu is good at hardware detection and usually detects most computer hardware during system...

Tablet PC Operating Systems & Current Market Situation

Tablet PCs are not only about to become a normal part of many people’s every day computing life, but furthermore tablet PCs are also one of the currently fastest growing hardware segments within the computer and consumer electronics industry:

The overall market for tablet PCs is up 280% from a year ago, and according to Fierce Wireless this rapid growth of the tablet PC segment is showing no signs of a slowdown any time soon.

An interesting trend that we’ve been observing during the recent months is how Android is gaining foothold not only with their Android-powered mobile phones...

Your Portable Office on a USB Flash Drive 

You’re on the road often, and like to carry a USB flash drive with an encrypted backup of your most important data, as well as a few handpicked applications that run straight from the USB drive and without the need to install anything on the host computer? You’re in need for a portable office and productive suite?

Our recommendation to you is LibreOffice Portable, a full-blown office suite that runs from any USB flash drive with a capacity of more than 128MB and enables you to work with an amazing set of productivity tools for professional editing of documents and spreadsheets.

LibreOffice each...

Mobile Operating Systems: Android & Linux 

Because of the growing popularity of mobile computing and the amazing bandwiths of modern 3G/4GB mobile networks,  a huge variety of mobile devices such as smartphones, netbooks, tablet PC’s, ultrabooks and already present on the market.

To be successful in this area does not only require innovative and well-designed hardware solutions, but also well crafted operating systems that perform well on the various mobile platforms and deliver user friendly and popular interfaces.

Android is so successful because it is well designed and highly functional, and at the same time it empowers OEM/ODM...

LibreOffice - The Free Alternative Office Suite

Finally the long awaited enterprise ready version of LibreOffice 3.4.2 has arrived.

LibreOffice is a open-source personal productivity suite that gives you six feature-rich applications for all your document production and data processing needs: Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Math and Base. Support and documentation is free from our large, dedicated community of users, contributors and developers.

Make sure you visit LibreOffice Office Suite for more information and in order to download the new stable LibreOffice.

Alternatively, there's always the Debian Way:

$ apt-get install...

Secure Your USB Flash Drives with Military-Grade Encryption 

An absolute must for the security concerned USB flash drive user and a basic requirement in corporate surroundings is the safe-keeping and encryption of important data:

You need to rest assure that even in case of theft or loss of your device - and its containing data! – the damage is limited.

The recommended application to enable even civilians to reach standard of military-grade encryption is of course TrueCrypt. This heavy-loaded open source - though unfortunately not GPL-licensed but subject to a TrueCrypt Collective License Version 1.2 that does not currently comply with e.g...