"GNU/Linux" tag

Write Your Own conio.h for GNU/Linux

Here’s a close look at the technique and code for console handling in Standard (i.e., ISO/ANSI) C/C++.   In the latter part of the article readers are encouraged to write their own code for…

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….

Choose installation source

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…

Let's learn Beamer

Taming Beamer

This article introduces LaTeX and the Beamer extension class, which is ideal for creating professional-quality documents and presentations. The OpenOffice.org suite, and even the new arrival, LibreOffice, are not mature enough as truly…

OpenIndiana -- the 'free' Solaris

OpenIndiana — a Free Fork of Solaris

OpenIndiana comprises the Illumos core, taken from OpenSolaris, with a set of GNU user-land tools. OpenIndiana can even be called an analogue to GNU/Linux, but instead of a monolithic Linux kernel, it uses…

Baskar conducting a workshop at S M K Fomra Institute of Technology, Chennai

FOSS Trainer Powers Up 170 College Labs in Tamil Nadu!

“In India, open source software will have to come and stay in a big way, for the benefit of our billion people,” Dr A P J Abdul Kalam once said. Dr Kalam’s words…

Indian government takes the Open Source route

Indian Government Takes the Open Source Route

The Indian Government has recently proposed to go the open source way in its e-governance projects, and the Department of Information Technology has issued a Draft Policy in this regard. The move has…

Get in the ring!

Locking Horns: Fedora 15 ‘Lovelock’ v/s Ubuntu 11.04 ‘Natty Narwhal’

The two titans of the free software operating system arena, Fedora and Ubuntu, usually time their distribution releases a few days apart. This makes the competition between the two fiercer than it would…

Why no Linux?

ILUGC to TN Government: “Why Windows; Why Not Just Linux?”

When ELCOT invited tenders for 9.12 lakh laptops that the government planned to distribute free across Tamil Nadu, it probably forgot to consider the economical technology acquisition patterns followed by many Indian states…

Customise Ubuntu

How to Remaster Ubuntu to Get a Customised Distribution

In this article, we look at how to create a custom GNU/Linux distribution based on Ubuntu. Customisability is a feature most people find amazing about Free Software. The software can be tweaked to…

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