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Inside the hard drive

Device Drivers, Part 14: A Dive Inside the Hard Disk for Understanding Partitions

This article, which is part of the series on Linux device drivers, takes you on a tour inside a hard disk. “Doesn’t it sound like a mechanical engineering subject: The design of the…

Droidcon India 2011

Droidcon India 2011: A Report

It came and it conquered! The Android power has really taken over the technology world. Think of smartphones or tablets, even watches and shoes, and Android is just about everywhere. The platform is…

Storing all that!

nexenta: Bringing Enterprise Storage to the Open Source World

This article discusses some of the challenges and technologies related to data storage, and introduces the Nexenta Core Platform, which is an OS based on OpenSolaris. Storage is arguably the most overlooked component…

Baskar conducting a workshop at S M K Fomra Institute of Technology, Chennai

FOSS Trainer Powers Up 170 College Labs in Tamil Nadu!

“In India, open source software will have to come and stay in a big way, for the benefit of our billion people,” Dr A P J Abdul Kalam once said. Dr Kalam’s words…

Dissecting (Linux) Threads

Light-Weight Processes: Dissecting Linux Threads

This article, aimed at Linux developers and students of computer science, explores the fundamentals of threads and their implementation in Linux with Light-Weight Processes, aiding understanding with a code implementation. Threads are the…

Software updates and all that jazz!

CodeSport (August 2011)

In this month’s column, we will look at the concept of dynamic software update solutions, which allow even an operating system to be updated without requiring a reboot. In last month’s column, we…

Why no Linux?

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…

Olive Healthcare

Olive Healthcare Slashes IT Costs by Migrating to Desktop Linux

A manufacturer found migrating to Linux to be a breeze, apart from being cost-effective. Users in SMEs often have similar requirements in terms of everyday computing needs — a user-friendly operating system, office…

Turnkey to LAMP

Turnkey: Build LAMP Server in Under 10 Minutes

Many of us have wanted to work on our own homemade Linux Web server, but struggled due to the lack of appropriate versions, and the knowledge to set up PHP support or evenĀ …

Tracking the DNA of Your Android Code

Tracking the DNA of Your Android Code

In my previous article, we explored a process that developer teams can follow to manage the source code for software-related product development, using the Black Duck Suite. In this article, we will explore…

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