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Is it the best IDE?

FOSS is __FUN__: The Best IDE

In any forum that talks about programming, a frequent topic is, “What is the best IDE for the language/framework under discussion?”┬áThis often leads to lengthy flame wars, because programmers are passionate about the…

Healthcare can't wait!

Exploring Software: Easier Healthcare Using IT

This article is not so much about trying out any software as about the need we all feel for reliable care-givers for the elderly and terminally ill. Since this is not something for…

How to become a hacker!

Hackers and the Open Source Revolution

This piece corrects the confusion created by mainstream media between “hacker” and “cracker”. It also considers the history, nature, attributes, ethics and attire of hackers, plus more. Interested in being one yourself, or…

Preparing a Debian-based LEMP server

WordPress on Nginx, Part 1: Preparing VPS the Debian Way

In this first part, we deal with the LEMP (Linux, Nginx, MySQL, PHP) stack recipe and set up the basic server after installing the required packages. It started off thus: The theme developer…

A communication channel

Voices Across the Digital Divide — Using Audio Portals to Connect Communities

Human beings are the only species on earth with the ability to communicate complex ideas through language. Speaking and listening have been the basis of human society since people started living in communities….

A rant on DBAs

FOSS is __FUN__: Get the Basics Right

A few thoughts about databases in general… and some rants about the good old ways. There are a plethora of free/open source databases around, from the good old Berkeley DB, SQLite, MySQL, PostgreSQL,…

Well, imagine a world without our favorite reference website

Some Glimpses of the ‘Dark’ Internet in Protest of SOPA/PIPA

Well, the time has come — January 18, 2012 — and many of the Free/Open Source Software project/advocacy sites, some popular news/discussion sites, as well as our favorite encyclopedia Wikipedia’s English version has…

FOSS adoption

Adoption of Linux/FOSS: Challenges & Opportunities

The hurdles faced in the adoption of open source by enterprises and the Indian government can easily be overcome if a planned, six-step approach is followed. Open source has opened minds and provided…

In the lab...

Fedora Scientific: Open Source Scientific Computing

Fedora Scientific Spin is a Fedora Linux spin that aims to showcase the open source tools for scientific and numerical computing. It was first released officially with Fedora 16 in November 2011, and…

FOSS for an MBA

FOSS is __FUN__: FOSS Meets the MBA

How does FOSS development get along with business graduates who know little about the process? The FOSS methodology recognises that software development is a process that never ends. The developer adopts the end-user…

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