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Linux on POWER

Anyone familiar with GNU/Linux will not be surprised by the fact that this operating system runs on almost all known processors. However, very few people are aware that mere support just might not…

Way to the GUI Library

Spicing up the Console for Fun and Profit, Part 2

In the previous part of this article, we manipulated various aspects of the shell and terminals, like prompts, colours, cursor movements, etc, using escape sequences and utilities like tput. Now let’s move to…

Droid time...

What All’s Possible with the Android Dual-SIM Smartphone — MediaTek MT6516

A dual-SIM smartphone manufactured in China runs Android 2.2.1 Froyo. Geeks always find noteworthy products based on Linux! Today, people are rarely surprised to see a dual-SIM phone. Phone manufacturers have been thinking…

Not for general-purpose computing

Reviewing the GNUSim8085

This article reviews the GNUSim8085 — a graphical simulator, assembler and debugger for the Intel 8085 microprocessor. The Intel 8085 is an 8-bit microprocessor that was launched by Intel in 1977 and hence…

Demands of Peta-scale Computing

The Database Demands of Peta-scale Computing

Let’s take a brief look at the challenges for next-generation databases. In the previous article we discussed that as data volumes grow towards the peta-scale and beyond, most traditional databases find it difficult…

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WordPress Multi-site Servers on Production Machines

Everybody knows how to set up a LAMP machine and get a WordPress site running, using the famous three-minute installation. But how many of you can actually get WordPress 3′s new multi-site capability…

Sed Explained

Sed Explained, Part 2: Data Structures and Operators

Continuing from the previous article on the subject, we now proceed to Sed data structures and operators. Sed has a few powerful data structures and operators, which enable you to perform complex text-manipulation…

Samurai

Web Application Penetration Testing Using Samurai

This article introduces you to penetration-testing of Web applications. Also included is some hands-on work with a Web-testing framework called Samurai. Penetration testing, affectionately called pen-testing, involves testing a piece of software, or…

The Scent of an ebook

How to Produce an eBook in ePub Format

An ebook will never smell as good as that old leather-bound volume of classics on grandfather’s bookshelf; but the ebook format, residing inside an ebook reader, will let you carry that entire volume…

Scientific programming...

What is Scientific Programming?

This article will take you into the world of scientific programming — from simple numerical computations to some complex mathematical models and simulations. We will explore various computational tools but our focus will…

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