"open source" tag

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…

Open Source Access to MS Exchange Server Using DavMail

This article introduces DavMail and demonstrates its importance in corporate scenarios for accessing mail from MS Exchange Server. Many enterprises use Microsoft Exchange for corporate e-mail; usually, there’s no avoiding it. While Exchange…

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…

Gianugo Rabellino, senior director of Open Source Communities, Microsoft

Microsoft: We Don’t Compete with Linux, But with Linux Vendors

With initiatives like the Imagine Cup and PhoneGap Meetup, Microsoft is surely taking many steps forward to engage with open source communities across the globe, including India. At the sidelines of OSI Days…

Licensing freedom?

FOSS is __FUN__: The Fifth Freedom

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,…

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…

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…

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