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Open source alternatives for commonly used proprietary software

Proprietary software is usually costly and its source code is known only to the company that produces and markets it. Open source software is...

A Peek Into Open Source Verilog Simulator

Verilog, a hardware description language, is used to model electronic systems, and to design and verify digital circuitry at the register-transfer level of abstraction....
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Write Your Own conio.h for GNU/Linux

Here's a close look at the technique and code for console handling in Standard (i.e., ISO/ANSI) C/C++.   In the latter part of the article...

FOSS Helps Naaptol Take E-Commerce to New Heights!

Naaptol, a leading virtual home shopping platform, grew phenomenally by placing its bets on open source technology. Adopting the FOSS model not only helped...

Best Open Source Apps for Daily Use

What the proprietary world can do, FOSS can do better! That's what this article hints at, as it takes you through the 11 most...

M.Sc. in FOSS from Anna University: AU-KBC’s C. N. Krishnan Throws...

The real bottleneck in the growth of FOSS in India is inadequate and commercially sustainable deployment with 'real world users'... Under Anna University's new two-year...
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An Interview with Richard Stallman on Freedom, Android, Amazon, Facebook, Steve...

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...

UEFI: Should Linux Users be Worried?

Microsoft intends to capture UEFI and make GNU/Linux and other free OSs "unauthorised"! Is this true, and if so, what is the community doing...

Proprietary Solutions Can’t Milk Money from these Cooperatives!

The dairy cooperative societies in Kerala are gradually switching to open source in an attempt to cut costs and stay secure. While people are still...

An Interview with Fedora Project Leader Jared Smith

John Quincy Adams, the sixth president of the United States, once said,  "If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more,...
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