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Indian Government Takes the Open Source Route

The Indian Government has recently proposed to go the open source way in its e-governance projects, and the Department of Information Technology has issued...

Spicing up the Console for Fun and Profit, Part 1

Command-line terminals and the shell have been an integral part of all *NIX systems from the beginning. The shell is the universal interface between...
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IT Service Provider Turns to PostgreSQL for Scalability

A S Kumaresan, an Enterprise DB contest winner, tells LINUX For You why PostgreSQL was an obvious choice for an ICT provider. When a client...

What All’s Possible with the Android Dual-SIM Smartphone — MediaTek MT6516

A dual-SIM smartphone manufactured in China runs Android 2.2.1 Froyo. Geeks always find noteworthy products based on Linux! Today, people are rarely surprised to see...

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,...

Integrating Google App Engine and Eclipse

Ever wondered what Google App Engine and cloud computing is all about? Here's an easy way to try it out, by integrating it with...
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Reviewing the GNUSim8085

This article reviews the GNUSim8085 -- a graphical simulator, assembler and debugger for the Intel 8085 microprocessor. The Intel 8085 is an 8-bit microprocessor that...

Modify-function-return-value Hack! — Part 1

Sometimes it's helpful to think from a hacker's perspective. The information obtained can be used to write better code and a secure application. An...

Device Drivers, Part 9: I/O Control in Linux

This article, which is part of the series on Linux device drivers, talks about the typical ioctl() implementation and usage in Linux. "Get me a...

Connecting to MySQL with Python and PHP

We all know the power of MySQL -- one of the most used open source databases and a challenge to proprietary products of the...
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