Stories by Rohan Pearce

UNSW team creates single-atom transistor

Australian researchers at the University of NSW's ARC Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology have successfully created a single-atom transistor with implications for both classical and quantum computing.

Written by Rohan Pearce21 Feb. 12 09:00

AGIMO issues Cloud guides for government departments

The Department of Finance and Deregulation's Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO) has issued a series of 'better practices' guides for government departments and other federal bodies to help them navigate the legal, privacy and financial issues of Cloud computing.

Written by Rohan Pearce15 Feb. 12 11:30

Windows 8 to boost tablet adoption in the enterprise

Analyst firm Telstye is predicting that Windows 8 will give tablets a stronger foothold in conservative enterprises that until now have been wary of the form factor, at the same time as it gives Microsoft an in in the tablet market.

Written by Rohan Pearce14 Feb. 12 11:55

The road to a successful open source project: Learning lessons from Drupal

By almost any measure, Drupal, an open source content management system/Web platform, should be a poster child for open source success. The PHP-based CMS, the first version of which was released by Dries Buytaert in 2001, powers the Web presence of a number of major organisations, including, since 2009,

Written by Rohan Pearce10 Jan. 12 17:02

Dries' vision for Drupal 8

In January last year the developers of popular open source content management system Drupal celebrated the release of version 7. Drupal 7
included significant architectural changes as well as usability enhancements.

Written by Rohan Pearce04 Jan. 12 16:45

Opera responds to Amazon's Cloud-powered 'Silk' browser

One of to features of Amazon's recently announced Kindle Fire tablet drawing attention is its WebKit-based 'Silk' Web browser. What makes Silk different from most browsers is its 'split browser' approach: Putting together complicated Web pages in Amazon's Cloud infrastructure before downloading the end result to the browser.

Written by Rohan Pearce30 Sept. 11 10:17

Michael S. Hart (1947-2011): The founder of Project Gutenberg

Michael S. Hart, the founder of Project Gutenberg passed away on 6 September. Hart, born in 1947, started Project Gutenberg in 1971 with the digitisation of the US Declaration of Independence, which Hart made available to other computer users at the University of Illinois.

Written by Rohan Pearce08 Sept. 11 11:17

Getting secure with Mantra: An open source penetration testing kit

Mantra is an open source, browser-based framework for penetration testing and security assessments. It's based on Mozilla's Firefox Web browser, so it's cross-platform, and it's part of the Open Web Application Security Project -- OWASP.

Written by Rohan Pearce04 July 11 09:53

No love for IPv6 from NBN Co, Telstra and Optus

Today is World IPv6 Day -- a 24-hour window for organisations to test out Internet Protocol v6, the successor to the old IPv4 addressing system.

Written by Rohan Pearce08 June 11 11:45

Open source identity: FreeNAS 8's Josh Paetzel

FreeNAS is an open source operating system based on FreeBSD and, as its name implies, designed for networked storage. The project recently celebrated the release of FreeNAS 8, which racked up some 43,000 downloads in the first 48 hours after its release.

Written by Rohan Pearce08 June 11 09:25

Hands on: Google Docs for Android

Google today announced the availability of Google Docs for Android. Docs for Android is a free download from the Android Market and is compatible with phones running version 2.1 (Eclair) or more recent of Google's mobile platform.

Written by Rohan Pearce28 April 11 10:38

Seagate launches enterprise SSDs

Seagate has launched two enterprise-focussed solid-state drives (SSD), as well as three new conventional hard drives targeting the enterprise market.

Written by Rohan Pearce05 April 11 11:51

Hacker group 'Anonymous' sets sights on Sony

A press release attributed to looseknit cyberactivist group Anonymous has targeted Sony in response to the corporation's legal action against hacker George Hotz (GeoHot) and Alexander Egorenkov (Graf_Chokolo).

Written by Rohan Pearce04 April 11 09:46