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FOSS in Academic Institutions

FOSS in Academic Institutions

In recent years, we have seen open source being widely adapted by many organisations around the world — not only because of its cost-effectiveness, but also because of its stability, reliability, flexibility and…

Programming tools for Linux

Programming Tools for Linux

This article is not so much about the various languages, as the programming tools that can be used to write programs using the languages. When students first start taking programming courses at various…

Do you reall need certifications?

Linux Certifications Hot or Not?

Industry stalwarts share their views on the importance of Linux and FOSS certifications. While Linux is gaining popularity at a fast pace, related certifications are also getting a lot of attention. There are…

Open Source apps for Windows

Get Started with 5 Useful Open Source Tools for Windows

These user-friendly open source tools will make your life that much easier… Â…and exciting. Many believe that open source is only for geeks who would rather marry their computers or trade their kidneys…

What a wonderful world

Open Source Sets Microsoft’s Kinect Free

This first article in this series gives a brief overview of the Kinect sensor, the different terms used like natural user interface and machine learning, along with the things required to make these…

Substitution...

Joy of Programming: Liskov’s Substitution Principle

LSP is a cardinal rule to follow in object-oriented designs. In this column, we’ll introduce LSP to those new to OOP (Object Oriented Programming), and discuss a couple of examples from JDK that…

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…

FOSS for cooperatives

Proprietary Solutions Can’t Milk Money from these Cooperatives!

The dairy cooperative societies in Kerala are gradually switching to open source in an attempt to cut costs and stay secure. While people are still contemplating whether to use open source in their…

It's Qt

Developing Apps on Qt, Part 1

This article introduces application development using the Qt GUI framework. There was a time when all desktop applications were developed from scratch. Then came the concept of code reuse. Static and shared libraries…

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…

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