Anil Seth
MeeGo top panel: a. tabbed view, b. application screen active, c. mouse at top edge so panel buttons are shown

Exploring Software: Netbook Operating Systems

A modern netbook is likely to have 150 GB of disk space, 1 GB of RAM, a screen resolution of 1024×800 pixels, and a wide range of connectivity options. It can hardly be…

OOo and VBA -- status update!

Exploring Software: The State of VBA in OpenOffice.org Calc

I keep trying to file my income tax returns online. However, I insist on using OpenOffice.org and so I have failed to accomplish what I set out to do. A request on the…

Delta Packages

Exploring Software: Delta Packages — Speed Up Updates By Downloading Less

An RPM package is essentially an archive with packaging and control information — for example, you can extract the contents of a .rpm file using the rpm2cpio utility. A delta RPM is created…

Exploring Software: Free Shared Libraries!

It is time that package-management applications free shared libraries from artificial shackles, and create a more dynamic and versatile distribution.

Intelligent package management

Exploring Software: PackageKit — Overcoming Prejudice

My first reaction to the PackageKit UI, after its initial release on Fedora, was negative. It was prejudice at first sight. I did not see any advantage in reinventing the wheel. The only…

Cradle to Grave – A Look at Arch Linux

Why consider another distribution when I have been happy with Red Hat/Fedora for the last 15 years?

Python for Research: An Initiation

Let’s get started with NumPy, which is supposed to be “the fundamental package needed for scientific computing with Python.”

Creating Rhythmic Noise

In part 13 of the “Programming in Python for Friends and Relations” series, we learn about Csound, a powerful musical instrument that’s playable from Python.

Secure Communication

Let’s code a simple application to help us stop making silly mistakes while communicating over e-mails. This is part 11 in the series on “Programming In Python for Friends and Relations”.

Python on the Net Using CGI and WSGI

In this part 10 of the series on “Programming in Python for Friends and Relations” we build a small classifieds application.

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