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Taming the Big Data with Hadoop

Taming the Big Data Beast with Hadoop and Alternatives

Turn the clock back to 1970 — the year in which Edgar Codd published the paper “A Relational Model of Data for Large Shared Data Banks”. In it he described a language called…

Richard M. Stallman

An Interview with Richard Stallman on Freedom, Android, Amazon, Facebook, Steve Jobs…

Any government that tells people to teach proprietary software is essentially delivering the country into the hands of a company. Before you even speak a word before RMS (as Richard M Stallman is…

The UEFI factor

UEFI: Should Linux Users be Worried?

Microsoft intends to capture UEFI and make GNU/Linux and other free OSs “unauthorised”! Is this true, and if so, what is the community doing about it? This article attempts to answer some questions….

What a wonderful world

Open Source Sets Microsoft’s Kinect Free

This first article in this series gives a brief overview of the Kinect sensor, the different terms used like natural user interface and machine learning, along with the things required to make these…

How to become a hacker!

Hackers and the Open Source Revolution

This piece corrects the confusion created by mainstream media between “hacker” and “cracker”. It also considers the history, nature, attributes, ethics and attire of hackers, plus more. Interested in being one yourself, or…

FOSS for cooperatives

Proprietary Solutions Can’t Milk Money from these Cooperatives!

The dairy cooperative societies in Kerala are gradually switching to open source in an attempt to cut costs and stay secure. While people are still contemplating whether to use open source in their…

Dell India R&D Centre team

Dell India R&D Centre is 10 — Team’s Take on Milestones, Roles & Responsibilities, FOSS

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Dell India R&D Centre, the LINUX For You team caught up with Rudramuni B, executive director and head of the Centre, along with his…

Hello there, Foxies

A Letter to Foxy Developers

A look at what makes Mozilla Firefox the most developer friendly browser around, and how you can get the most out of the community-developed Mozilla Firefox. Mozilla Firefox is by far the most…

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…

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…

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