Despite sounding like the codename of something transmitted by killer cucumbers, IPV6 is actually something of a hero. The fact is, the internet is running out of space. It might seem ridiculous, but it’s true.
The internet gives every connected device its own unique IP address. So when you connect a tablet, phone, PC and a games console to a single router – as many people will – you need four IP addresses.
Open source software has grown massively over the last decade. It is fast replacing proprietary commercial stalwarts, powering the sites for Nike, Harvey Nichols, and Barack Obama. However, many people still have their reservations about the potential 'unknowns'. Is open source the way forward?