Sam Varghese

Sam Varghese

Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

Google has launched a second appeal, this time in the EU's highest court, against a fine of €2.42 billion (US$2.73 billion, A$3.79 billion) levied on it and its parent company Alphabet in 2017 for abusing its dominant market position for online general search services in 13 EU countries.

German open-source firm SUSE has announced it will be releasing Liberty Linux, a distribution that is intended to fill the gap left by CentOS, a business-focused distribution that was killed off by its owner Red Hat in December 2020.

Australian spending on technology products and services in 2022 will exceed A$111 billion, the technology analyst firm Gartner has forecast, with this representing an increase of 6.3% from the year that just ended.

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