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An Introduction to GNU Emacs

GNU Emacs, created by Richard Stallman, is an extensible, customisable text editor. While Emacs has many variants, GNU Emacs is the most widely used. This article spawns a series on learning to use…

98-100_Linux Perspective June 2015

A Beginner’s Guide to the Linux File System

This is an article targeted at Linux beginners. It helps readers get an understanding of the Linux file system through a few experiments that they, too, could try out. In Linux, everything is…

The Best Open Source Storage Solutions: An Overview

The Best Open Source Storage Solutions: An Overview

Millions of bytes of data are being generated every moment, every day, around the world, and this volume will only increase in the future. The storage of all these bytes has become a…

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 readers are encouraged to write their own code for…

The UEFI factor

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 about it? This article attempts to answer some questions….

Choose installation source

Linux on POWER

Anyone familiar with GNU/Linux will not be surprised by the fact that this operating system runs on almost all known processors. However, very few people are aware that mere support just might not…

Let's learn Beamer

Taming Beamer

This article introduces LaTeX and the Beamer extension class, which is ideal for creating professional-quality documents and presentations. The OpenOffice.org suite, and even the new arrival, LibreOffice, are not mature enough as truly…

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…

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…

Indian government takes the Open Source route

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 a Draft Policy in this regard. The move has…

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