"operating systems" tag
A different distro

Igelle for the Masses: A First Look

There are hundreds of different Linux distributions worldwide. However, almost all of them are based on Debian, openSUSE, Slackware or Red Hat. But is there a distribution with unique features that is not…

Cut my own disc!

About Live CDs & How to Cut a Live Disc Using UCK

When I heard the term Live CD, I thought it was a rock band — but very soon, I learnt what a wonderful thing it was. This article not only introduces readers to…

A Recap

Advanced Nmap: A Recap

This final article in the series consolidates information from the previous articles, looks at NMap’s future possibilities, and at the new tools from the development team. Beginning its life as a simple port-scanner,…

The eyeOS desktop

Demystifying the Cloud with eyeOS

It’s another day in your life with technology and you keep hearing people talk about “Cloud this…” and “Cloud that…” or  “Just store it in the cloud!” So what exactly does the term…

Firewall Scan

Advanced Nmap: Scanning Firewalls

After four articles on Nmap [1, 2, 3 & 4], which explained a number of command-line options for scan technique specification, target specification, port specifications, host discovery, evasion techniques, etc, it is time…

How important is scheduling?

Getting Started with RTLinux

This article deals with installing RTLinux, and creating a sample real-time module that can be loaded in it. An operating system is responsible for managing, accessing, controlling and interacting with the computer hardware…

Nmap Scanning Techniques

Advanced Nmap: Scanning Techniques Continued

The earlier articles on Nmap had covered the basic features, the working of the TCP 3-way handshake, and some important scan types, along with their practical use. The third article in this series…

CodeSport

CodeSport (December 2010)

Welcome to CodeSport! In this month’s column, we feature a medley of questions covering C/C++, data structures, algorithms and operating systems. We close the year by featuring a bunch of questions based on…

Advanced Nmap

Advanced NMap: Some Scan Types

A broad overview and the basic features of NMap have been covered in an earlier article in this series of articles on Nmap. In this article, we discuss in detail various NMap scan…

MeeGo top panel: a. tabbed view, b. application screen active, c. mouse at top edge so panel buttons are shown

Exploring Software: Netbook Operating Systems

A modern netbook is likely to have 150 GB of disk space, 1 GB of RAM, a screen resolution of 1024×800 pixels, and a wide range of connectivity options. It can hardly be…

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