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Bitwise Tips and Tricks

Power Programming: Bitwise Tips and Tricks

If you are a seasoned programmer, these tips and tricks will seem very familiar, and are probably already part of your repertoire. If you are a novice programmer or a student, they should…

GNU Make in Detail for Beginners

GNU Make in Detail for Beginners

Have you ever peeked into the source code of any of the applications you run every day? Ever used make install to install some application? You will see make in most projects. It…

Can India Ever Become A Global FOSS Hub?

Can India Ever Become A Global FOSS Hub?

The open source trend is catching on in the IT and electronics space in India, with enterprises and SMEs taking the plunge. So, will India be the next FOSS hub? Or will the…

Steve Shine, EVP, worldwide operations, Ingres Corporation

Ingres’ Steve Shine on the Database Company’s Business Model and Plans

Steve Shine, EVP, worldwide operations, Ingres Corporation, was in Delhi as part of his three-city tour of India. When we met with him, he was not only gung-ho about the prospects of open…

Setting Up an External Laptop Display on Ubuntu

Setting Up an External Laptop Display on Ubuntu

This article tells you how to set up a secondary (external) display connected to your laptop, using Ubuntu 10.04, Lucid Lynx. You may have wondered if you could extend your laptop display to…

Coding a Twitter app quickly

A Desktop Twitter Client in 15 Minutes

Twitter, the fun social-networking micro-blogging service, has taken the world by storm. Millions of “tweets” — real-time text messages of up to 140 characters — are posted daily, using several different client applications….

Pocket penguin

The Pocket Penguin: A Customised Linux-In-Your-Pocket!

You are spending a weekend at your cousin’s. Suddenly you feel like working on your Web project. You ask your cousin’s permission to use his computer. Unfortunately, you realise that the installed OS,…

Boot Linux from USB drive

Install Linux from USB on System without BIOS Support for USB Boot

Tired of burning CDs each time you want to try out the latest Ubuntu release because your not-so-new computer doesn’t support booting from the USB? Don’t worry, now you can use your USB…

Time to Keryx

Offline Package Install on Linux Made Easy with Keryx

In countries like India, where broadband penetration is very low, Linux users find it difficult to grab updates, or install those missing codecs. This article offers a way around the problem. We all…

Should we have thin clients instead?

Desktop Virtualisation in EduBOSS using NComputing X550

The BOSS (Bharat Operating System Solutions) GNU/Linux distribution developed by C-DAC (the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing) is derived from Debian, to enhance the use of FOSS throughout India. C-DAC recently released…

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