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FOSS adoption

Adoption of Linux/FOSS: Challenges & Opportunities

The hurdles faced in the adoption of open source by enterprises and the Indian government can easily be overcome if a planned, six-step approach is followed. Open source has opened minds and provided…

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Fedora Scientific: Open Source Scientific Computing

Fedora Scientific Spin is a Fedora Linux spin that aims to showcase the open source tools for scientific and numerical computing. It was first released officially with Fedora 16 in November 2011, and…

Fail Fast!

Joy of Programming: Fail Fast!

When a problem occurs in the software, it should fail immediately, in an easily noticeable way. This “fail fast” behaviour is desirable, and we’ll discuss this important concept in this column. At first,…

A screengrab of Magzter website

Digital Magazine Store Magzter Uses Open Source to Slash Costs

A mobile digital magazine newsstand goes the open source way to cut its initial investments, and allow publishers to share digital editions of their periodicals with a widely-dispersed global readership. Magzter is a…

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,…

Automation rocks, dude

Automate Your Office Yourself with ProcessMaker, Part 1

This article covers the basic setup and how to get started with ProcessMaker, an open source workflow automation software. This should interest small and medium enterprises, startups or any other organisation in need…

Android App Development

Android App Development: Hardware and Sensors

I’m back with another article on Android application development. This time, we will discuss how to access some of the phone’s hardware components like the camera flash, accelerometer, etc, with two simple applications…

Kerala State Electricity Board opts for FOSS

Kerala State Electricity Board Saves a Whopping Rs 8 Crore, Using FOSS

Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) switched to open source solutions only a few years back, and now, not only manages the accounting and billing information of users across Kerala, but has made impressive…

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…

Modding Android

A Novice’s Guide to Android Rooting, Recovery and Flashing

This is an introduction to customising Android (rooting, recovery and flashing), which is intended for those already acquainted with Android and wish to unleash the power of open source. We will cover more…

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