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Understanding a Netbook Desktop

Exploring Software: Understanding a Netbook Desktop

Desktop environments are wonderful in the way they just work. The complexity of what is happening “below the hood” is well hidden from us. Looking at the various netbook options, I was curious…

Data centre management

Puppet Data Centre Automation Solution, Part 1: Setting Up Master & Client

Managing data centres comprising hundreds of systems is tough. Fortunately, configuration-management systems help bring things under control, by automating common configuration tasks, making systems manageable from a central location. This article focuses on…

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…

Pocket penguin

The Pocket Penguin: A Customised Linux-In-Your-Pocket!

You are spending a weekend at your cousin’s. Suddenly you feel like working on your Web project. You ask your cousin’s permission to use his computer. Unfortunately, you realise that the installed OS,…

Systemtap time

SystemTap Tutorial, Part 1

This is the first of a two-part series on SystemTap, a dynamic method to monitor and trace the operations of a running Linux kernel. SystemTap is useful to systems administrators, kernel developers, support…

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…

A section of the Just Dial office at Chennai

Leading Local Search Engine (Just) Dials Open Source for a Growth Call!

Open source technology enabled Just Dial, India’s leading local search engine, to grow at a much faster rate and achieve a lot more than it planned for. Every business that signs on to…

Let's Go!

Let’s GO: A First Look at Google’s Go Programming Language

Go is a new systems programming language launched by Google, and has received wide attention in the programming community. This article gives you an overview of this language, with some specific examples to…

Because it's fun to code on GNU/Linux

Write Your Next Program on Linux

Quite a few colleges and schools still teach C/C++/Java programming on Windows — and even worse, on DOS (using Turbo C/C++)! GNU/Linux provides a first class operating system, replete with support for dozens…

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…

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