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OpenIndiana -- the 'free' Solaris

OpenIndiana — a Free Fork of Solaris

OpenIndiana comprises the Illumos core, taken from OpenSolaris, with a set of GNU user-land tools. OpenIndiana can even be called an analogue to GNU/Linux, but instead of a monolithic Linux kernel, it uses…

Back it up now, c'mon...

Amanda: A One-Stop Solution for All Your Backup Problems

Looking for an enterprise backup solution for your servers? Is your network too complex to be handled by simple backup utilities? Does the thought of making backups feel like a headache? Do not…

Let's analyse this code

Joy of Programming: The Technology Behind Static Analysis Tools

There are a wide range of static analysers available today — both commercial as well as open source. Have you ever wondered how static analysers magically detect difficult-to-find bugs in code? And why…

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…

Goodbye, and thanks for all the fish!

Unix-to-Linux Migration Has Come of Age

If you’ve often wondered whether you ought to migrate your Unix system to Linux, this article will answer your question! The driving force behind every migration is the promise of a better tomorrow….

Debugging introduces bug(s)?

Joy of Programming: How Debugging Can Result in Bugs!

We typically debug code to find and fix bugs. However, debugging itself can cause bugs. This is an interesting phenomenon that we cover in this month’s column. Consider the following simple Java example,…

Sed Explained

Sed Explained, Part 2: Data Structures and Operators

Continuing from the previous article on the subject, we now proceed to Sed data structures and operators. Sed has a few powerful data structures and operators, which enable you to perform complex text-manipulation…

Ain't no sunshine without graphics

Graphics Using Xlib, Part 1

This article introduces you to the X Window System, with the aim of helping developers understand how to use the Xlib library effectively. The X Window System has a very distinct place in…

Scientific programming...

What is Scientific Programming?

This article will take you into the world of scientific programming — from simple numerical computations to some complex mathematical models and simulations. We will explore various computational tools but our focus will…

Sed Explained

Sed Explained, Part 1

UNIX-like operating systems have numerous powerful utilities accessible via the command-line and shell-scripting, which are flexible enough to operate in a variety of problematic domains. Text processing is one of these. Among the…

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