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Linux is a natural for India

Linux and open source offer the cost advantage of the software being free, and that\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s important for Indian people who are flocking to Linux.

For Kernel_Newbies By a Kernel_Newbie

Before I start off,I would like to confess that I am a complete Kernel_Newbie

who has been hacking 2.4 Kernel Code for only 1 month,and hence some of the

information might be inconsistent owing to the __inconsistent__ knowledge of the

author. It is highly recommended to combine this Document with Tigrans 2.4

Kernel Internals (linuxdoc.org),as the left_overs can be traced to his

document.Moreover there are first_hand references in his document in linuxdoc

about Process Management,IPC,page_cache,which doesnt call for a repeat

Linux, GNU, and freedom

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Since Joe Barr\'s article criticized my dealings with SIGLINUX, I would like to set the record straight about what actually occurred, and state my reasons.

Linux @ Cebit

In such a large exhibition which you just cant cover completely without having sore feet, Linux is playing its role too. But you literally have to go and look for it with a microscope. That what I did and what I found were some interesting products. There were several appliances and products on display. Most of them run either Linux or FreeBSD which isn´t very promintent unless you go and ask the vendor, which operating system does this run. There were also a few PDAs which were also running Linux but didn´t see any desktops. Here is a list of Linux products or Linux based products at Cebit.

India's Silent Contribution To Linux Now Rapidly Getting Noticed

The better news is that the trend is changing dramatically. Contributions

to the worldwide GNU/Linux effort from South Asia are coming up virtually

by the day. But, on the other hand, the sad part of the story is that hardly

anybody seems to be noticing this... not even in India.

Young Indians from Nagpur to the North East, and those based in places

as distant as Mumbai and Melbourne are adding generously and often selflessly

to the powers of Linux. This talent-rich, resource-poor part of the globe

is beginning to make its contribution felt.

File Permissions and the chmod/chgrp/chown commands

The chmod/chgrp/chown commands are used to change the permissions/ownership

of files and/or directories. Linux is often used as a multi-user system and

it is not desirable that all users have access to all files and directories.

For eg. : On a multi-user environment in a corporate office using a central

server running linux , it might be required the accounts documents be shared

between employees of the acccounts department . At the same time, it might

be undesirable and indeed dangerous if anyone having access to the server

is able to read/edit them.

Linux prepares for battle

ZDNet LogoAt Linux Expo in London this week, companies are showing off the latest additions to the open source arsenal, including tools designed to step up software development and software to make Linux more attractive for high-end servers and workstations. In the meantime, Linux has grown in the last year into a serious competitor for Microsoft's Windows operating system, according to industry experts.


Getting help with Linux

Since Linux is an independent happening - no ZDNet Logocompany or sole entity owns what is essentially a continually growing resource, free for all humanity - this tangle of information can be confusing. But don't fret and don't be discouraged. First, understand that no matter what your skill level, you're not alone. And remember, help is always available.

The Simputer: Low cost computing

Developed by the Simputer Trust - a non-profit organization comprising individuals from the software industry in Bangalore, the Simputer runs on an Intel processor, has 32 MB RAM, 24 MB Flash memory and a 320x240 LCD screen. The operating system is of course Linux!

More about Motor

What is motor?

Motor is an IDE for Linux that works in the console and provides the developer with a useful mcedit-like editor, front-ends to the compiler, linker, debugger (gdb), concurrent version system (cvs), ctags, rpm, automake/autoconf and other useful things. It can also generate distribution packages in any format. Almost everything is done with templates, so any kind of language or distribution can be easily added.

New features

Autoconf/automake support