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Ubuntu 12.04 Review: An LTS Done More or Less Precisely

Ubuntu 12.04 is the fourth LTS release from Canonical that came out about a month back, and the first LTS with the revamped user interface, Unity, as the de-facto interface. Let’s take it…

Have you checked out the new Nmap yet?

What’s New in Nmap 6

Nmap is Hollywood’s most famous “hacking” tool that has featured on numerous blockbusters. It was originally written to find hosts in a network thus creating a map of the network. Nmap does this…

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…

Where's Java headed?

Oracle Charts Out Java’s Future

The US software maker provides a glimpse into the world of Java, Oracle software and hardware, and the future of these technologies. May 10-11, Oracle JavaOne and Oracle Develop 2011, Hyderabad, India: Before…

Debugging introduces bug(s)?

Joy of Programming: How Debugging Can Result in Bugs!

We typically debug code to find and fix bugs. However, debugging itself can cause bugs. This is an interesting phenomenon that we cover in this month’s column. Consider the following simple Java example,…

Search

The Needle and the Haystack: Exploring Search Models, Part 2

In the previous article, we demystified some search-related jargon, and learned how the humble Grep can be used to simulate a Boolean-model search engine. In this concluding article on the subject, let us…

Arpit using Skid software on his wheel

Technology To Aid the Disabled

Using free software, an easy-to-program framework and inexpensive computer tools, Arun Mehta from Delhi has designed a communication system for a child suffering from cerebral palsy. The best part is, the technology can…

The network!

NTop as a Network Diagnostics Tool

The NTop tool is a network traffic monitoring tool that shows network usage, similar to what the popular top command does. This article explains its utility while troubleshooting network problems. Organisations face various…

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…

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