"computing" tag

A Peek into Open Source Licences

Open source is the mantra of today’s tech world. While it is being used in that personal computer sitting on your desk, it is also being used in the computing systems in NASA’s…

SQLite, the Tiny Serverless Embedded RDBMS

SQLite is the most popular tiny database engine and has made its way into almost every computing device. Smartphones, either running Android or iOS, are likely to have apps that use it to…

CodeSport

Over the next few columns, we will continue our discussion on data storage systems and look at how they are evolving to cater to the world of data-centric computing. Last month, we had…

The UEFI factor

UEFI: Should Linux Users be Worried?

Microsoft intends to capture UEFI and make GNU/Linux and other free OSs “unauthorised”! Is this true, and if so, what is the community doing about it? This article attempts to answer some questions….

Dennis MacAlistair Ritchie

Joy of Programming: The Legacy of C

Dennis Ritchie died on the 8th of October 2011, at the age of 70. His lasting contributions to computing include creating the C language, and co-creating the UNIX operating system. In his memory,…

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