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An Open World

This article reflects on how open source is the natural outcome of, and fits in so well with, the global software ecosystem, which includes the Internet and the World Wide Web.   I…

Linux virtualization solutions

Virtualisation Face-off: Qemu, VirtualBox, VMware Player and Parallels Workstation

In this article, we take a look at four of the most well known and commonly used virtualisation software for Linux. When it comes to virtualisation, Linux unarguably has more prowess and offers…

The TutorVista team

TutorVista: Using Open Source in Digital Education

TutorVista, a digital tutoring website, uses open source software to mimic a classroom experience and maintain its database. TutorVista is an online tutoring service that was founded in 2005. Its operations are entirely…

Gaming on Linux

Gaming on Linux: The State of Affairs

How does the gaming hemisphere fare when it comes to the open source world? Read on to find out! All of us have played games on the computer at some time or the…

It pays to be a Linux 'expert'

IT Pays To Be a Linux Expert

The IT industry is expected to hire many more Linux professionals this year, and to take extra measures to retain Linux talent within organisations. LINUX For You digs into their pockets and finds…

The Good Botnets

iLinuxBot: Designing Botnets to Manage Linux Clients

This article is to encourage newbies to use a little creativity to solve real-world problems. It shows you how to manage a Linux lab, or a lot of Linux PCs, from one machine….

Availability of source code

FOSS is __FUN__: The Fifth Freedom, Part 2

Stallman’s classic definition of open source speaks of the four freedoms — the freedom to run the program in any way one likes, the freedom to study the source code and modify it,…

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…

C N Krishnan, programme director, AU-KBC Research Centre, Anna University

M.Sc. in FOSS from Anna University: AU-KBC’s C. N. Krishnan Throws Some Light

The real bottleneck in the growth of FOSS in India is inadequate and commercially sustainable deployment with ‘real world users’… Under Anna University’s new two-year online distance education programme, students can pursue an…

The virtual FS

Device Drivers, Part 16: Kernel Window — Peeping through /proc

This article, which is part of the series on Linux device drivers, demonstrates the creation and usage of files under the /proc virtual filesystem. After many months, Shweta and Pugs got together for…

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