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“Samsung tweaks Android to enhance the user experience”

After the immensely successful Galaxy Tab 2 series, Samsung has launched its successor-the Galaxy Tab 3 devices-in the Indian market. The company is well aware that the Android platform can take it places….

A List of Developer-friendly Android Libraries

Android, by virtue of being open source, makes it easy for others to create useful libraries. This article lists twelve developer-friendly open source libraries. The Android framework has been written to make the…

A Peek into Open Source Licences

Open source is the mantra of today’s tech world. While it is being used in that personal computer sitting on your desk, it is also being used in the computing systems in NASA’s…

Shubhodip Pal: The Man Who Added the Midas Touch to the Micromax

Cricket tournaments, movie titles, F1 racing, football…Micromax is seen almost everywhere. This is the brand that has grown beyond imagination over a period of six-eight months. It all happened when Shubhodip Pal, the…

An Introduction to Hadoop and Big Data Analysis

Hadoop has become a central platform to store big data through its Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) as well as to run analytics on this stored big data using its MapReduce component. This…

CloudStack: An Overview of the Open Source IaaS Platform

Here’s an open source IaaS platform to set up an on-demand, elastic cloud computing service. It enables utility computing services by allowing cloud service providers to offer self-service compute instances, storage volumes and…

Grub 2 Demystified: A Complete Perspective

Grub, also known as GR and Unified Bootloader, has been the main boot loader for many Linux distributions. Grub was initially released as a part of the GNU HURD project and later was…

Mathematics Made Easy With Minimal Octave

This fifth article in the mathematical journey through open source introduces Octave, a non-programmer’s way of doing mathematics. Octave sounds like a musical note, but in reality it is the name of its…

Here’s How You Can Choose the Right Database For Your Business!

Choosing a database is a long term decision and altering that decision later can be a difficult and expensive proposition. So, IT managers need to get it right the first time around. Choosing…

The Architecture of Cloud Foundry

This article explains the architecture of Cloud Foundry, a cloud virtualisation platform that is gaining popularity. So what is a cloud virtualisation platform? It is a layer of software that sits between the…

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