"LFY September 2011" tag
Vineet Tyagi, senior director, engineering, Impetus

“Open-Source Professionals are Welcome at Impetus”

If you think there is a dearth of financially viable opportunities in the world of FOSS, think again! Organisations like Impetus Infotech (India) Pvt Ltd welcome IT professionals with exposure to the open…

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…

Blended in Blender

The Magical Art of Compositing in Blender

Apart from being a great 3D modeller and one of the best animation programs, Blender is also a great compositing program (since the release of Blender 2.37a and later, till the release of…

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…

Baskar conducting a workshop at S M K Fomra Institute of Technology, Chennai

FOSS Trainer Powers Up 170 College Labs in Tamil Nadu!

“In India, open source software will have to come and stay in a big way, for the benefit of our billion people,” Dr A P J Abdul Kalam once said. Dr Kalam’s words…

Yup, Lisp time again!

Lisp: Tears of Joy, Part 4

Lisp has been hailed as the world’s most powerful programming language. But only the top percentile of programmers use it, because of its cryptic syntax and academic reputation. This is rather unfortunate, since…

This is how we get in...

Modify-function-return-value hack! — Part 2

In my previous article on this topic, we discussed some guidelines on how to write a secure application in C. The article focused on functions defined in the application itself. Now, we will…

PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor

The Comprehensive LAMP Guide — Part 3 (PHP)

PHP, the “P” in LAMP, is a recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor. It is the most widely used programming language for Web applications because of its ease of learning, implementation and wide…

Debug that!

Device Drivers, Part 10: Kernel-Space Debuggers in Linux

This article, which is part of the series on Linux device drivers, talks about kernel-space debugging in Linux. Shweta, back from hospital, was relaxing in the library, reading various books. Ever since she…

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