Linus Torvalds wins Tech’s ‘Nobel’

Linus Torvalds Splits Tech’s ‘Nobel’ With Stem Cell Pioneer. What do Linux and stem cell research have in common? Answer: They’re both considered “life-enhancing technical innovations” by the Technology Acadamy Finland, a foundation that is awarding a prestigious award called the Millennium Technology Prize in Helsinki yesterday. Linux creator Linus Torvalds (King of Geeks) and

Three Ways to Web Server Concurrency

A Web server needs to support concurrency. The server should service clients in a timely, fair manner to ensure that no client starves because some other client causes the server to hang. Three Ways to Web Server Concurrency article tells that multiprocessing and multithreading, and hybrids of these, are traditional ways to achieve concurrency. Node.js

Making Ubuntu Linux better for tablet

My friend Henri Sundelin told few days ago that that he had became tablet-crazy and decided to get himself a proper tablet. Not those proprietary iPad or Android stuff, but a real computer. Ubuntu (Precise) on Samsung Slate 7 article tells that the Windows 7 that came with it was a truly poor excuse for


Packet capture is one of the most fundamental and powerful ways to do network analysis. If you think that tcpdump has been made obsolete by GUI tools like Wireshark, think again. Wireshark is a great application; it’s just not the right tool for the job in every situation. tcpdump uses a “one-off-command” approach that lends

WANem network emulator

There are many cases when need to emulate various networking conditions and scenarios. Usually the most practical way to test the application on different networking conditions is to use some kind of WAN emulator that lets you control the various networking characteristics. WANem is a free WAN emulator suitable for this task. WANem allows the

Linux on Windows

Some time a go I saw an interesting project called andLinux. andLinux is a complete Ubuntu Linux system running seamlessly in Windows 2000 based systems (2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 7; 32-bit versions only). The idea is that it runs almost all Linux applications without modification and you see the applications on your Windows screen like

Ubuntu Linux for Smartphones

Ubuntu Linux heads to smartphones, tablets, and smart TVs article tells that Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, plans to take on Android, iOS and Windows on the smartphones, tablets and smart TVs. Their short term plans are to make Ubuntu 12.04, the next long term support (LTS) of their Linux distribution business ready. After

From Meego to Tizen

Meego will will be merged out of existence. MeeGo will become Tizen. Tizen is a software platform and a mobile and device operating system based on Linux and other popular upstream projects. According to Intel, Tizen will build upon the strengths of both LiMo and MeeGo and Intel will work with MeeGo partners to help

Nokia N9 Meego phone

I have earlier written about MeeGo Linux and how Nokia’s work on Meego is fading. Nokia has promised to release one Meego phone this year, and there has been many rumors on that device. Nokia has finally revealed some details on their Meego phone. Nokia Introduces MeeGo-Powered N9 Phone. For details check this Nokia N9

The Architecture of Open Source Applications

Here is one interesting book for all coders. The Architecture of Open Source Applications book has a goal to change the fact that most software developers only ever get to know a handful of large programs well. In the book, the authors of twenty-five open source applications explain how their software is structured, and why.