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Moth that caused the malfunction in the Mark II computer

Joy of Programming: Why is a Software Glitch Called a ‘Bug’?

In this column, we’ve always covered unusual and interesting technical topics. This month, we discuss the word “bug”, and the history behind its use in the software context. There are three things common…

Do you reall need certifications?

Linux Certifications Hot or Not?

Industry stalwarts share their views on the importance of Linux and FOSS certifications. While Linux is gaining popularity at a fast pace, related certifications are also getting a lot of attention. There are…

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…

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