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ILUGC to TN Government: “Why Windows; Why Not Just Linux?”

When ELCOT invited tenders for 9.12 lakh laptops that the government planned to distribute free across Tamil Nadu, it probably forgot to consider the economical technology acquisition patterns followed by many Indian states…

Linux hosting? Still thinking?

What Makes Linux the Preferred Web Hosting Choice?

This article explores the reasons why Linux-based Web hosting solutions are enjoying a larger market share globally, and why they are being hailed as more scalable, flexible and cost effective when compared to…

The place for Network Security Monitoring

Best Practices in Network Security Monitoring

This article details the best practices organisations can follow to strengthen their network monitoring procedures, and also talks about a few FOSS products that help achieve this. It is imperative for an IT…

Big data

Databases in the Era of Cloud Computing and Big Data

We take a look at the directions in which databases are evolving, driven by the twin factors of the “Cloud” and “Big Data”. Let’s start with a quick look at cloud computing, and…

Securing Database Servers

Securing Database Servers

With the ever-expanding data requirements for Web applications, database administrators often configure security parameters at the OS and database layer. Unfortunately, administrators seldom consider implementing security at a network layer to protect the…

Building the Cloud

Building the Cloud with Open Source and Open Standards

Open source software and standards are not just beneficial, but highly essential for a heterogeneous, shared and scalable environment such as the “cloud”. What’s more, the community has promptly readied the tools needed…

Track the DNA of your code!

Do You Know the Trick to Track Your Code’s DNA?

You can now manage the source code for software-related product development in your organisation, using the Black Duck Suite, which among other capabilities, generates an alert each time a developer infringes a licensing…

What makes hotkeys tick!

Exploring Software: What Makes Netbook Hotkeys Tick!

This article explores the often confusing issues around ACPI handling in Linux, with the particular perspective of getting hotkeys working on netbooks. One weakness of Linux on laptops and netbooks is that not…

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‘Microsoft’s Working Towards Establishing a Long-term Community Connection’

“Microsoft is open to openness,” says Vijay Rajagopalan, principal architect in Microsoft’s interoperability team. The LINUX For You team caught up with him to find out the truth behind this assertion, and to…

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