Sam Varghese

Sam Varghese

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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.

Wednesday, 30 January 2008 17:00

The Linux kernel: now and then

When Linus Torvalds was writing his kernel way back in the 1990s, he was working in a small bedroom in an average house in Finland and using hardware that wasn't exactly top of the range.
Wednesday, 30 January 2008 16:52

Making hardware vendors love open source

Reverse-engineering open source drivers for hardware devices will only reduce the pressure on manufacturers to provide such drivers, Dirk Hohndel told an audience at the Australian national Linux conference today.
Wednesday, 30 January 2008 06:06

Security is always a tradeoff: Schneier

Security is essentially a tradeoff and the main question about it is not whether we are safe or not but whether it is worth it. Simple and to the point. That's the way Bruce Schneier, probably the world's foremost security expert, puts it.

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