"LFY August 2011" tag
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…

Let's spice up the console

Spicing up the Console for Fun and Profit, Part 1

Command-line terminals and the shell have been an integral part of all *NIX systems from the beginning. The shell is the universal interface between a *NIX system and its users, and the terminal…

PostgreSQL

IT Service Provider Turns to PostgreSQL for Scalability

A S Kumaresan, an Enterprise DB contest winner, tells LINUX For You why PostgreSQL was an obvious choice for an ICT provider. When a client entrusts its database to an IT service provider,…

Droid time...

What All’s Possible with the Android Dual-SIM Smartphone — MediaTek MT6516

A dual-SIM smartphone manufactured in China runs Android 2.2.1 Froyo. Geeks always find noteworthy products based on Linux! Today, people are rarely surprised to see a dual-SIM phone. Phone manufacturers have been thinking…

Dissecting (Linux) Threads

Light-Weight Processes: Dissecting Linux Threads

This article, aimed at Linux developers and students of computer science, explores the fundamentals of threads and their implementation in Linux with Light-Weight Processes, aiding understanding with a code implementation. Threads are the…

On the way...

Integrating Google App Engine and Eclipse

Ever wondered what Google App Engine and cloud computing is all about? Here’s an easy way to try it out, by integrating it with Eclipse. It makes everything much simpler if you get…

Not for general-purpose computing

Reviewing the GNUSim8085

This article reviews the GNUSim8085 — a graphical simulator, assembler and debugger for the Intel 8085 microprocessor. The Intel 8085 is an 8-bit microprocessor that was launched by Intel in 1977 and hence…

Hacker alert!

Modify-function-return-value Hack! — Part 1

Sometimes it’s helpful to think from a hacker’s perspective. The information obtained can be used to write better code and a secure application. An application shipped in release mode (without any debug information)…

Input/Output

Device Drivers, Part 9: I/O Control in Linux

This article, which is part of the series on Linux device drivers, talks about the typical ioctl() implementation and usage in Linux. “Get me a laptop, and tell me about the x86 hardware…

The Python and PHP connection...

Connecting to MySQL with Python and PHP

We all know the power of MySQL — one of the most used open source databases and a challenge to proprietary products of the genre. Python and PHP are well-known scripting languages. We…

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