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.

April 24 will be a red letter day for the Ubuntu project. It will be three-and-a-half years since the experiment began and the release that day of Hardy Heron, as version 8.04 is known, will be a defining moment. This could well be the release that either makes or breaks the project.
Monday, 03 March 2008 20:23

Why Slashdot owes Apple an apology

Does the fact that Apple has a well-developed operating system based on UNIX rile some people who claim to be FOSS boosters? I'd like to think it doesn't but last week I noticed something on the American technology news accumulator site Slashdot that really made me wonder.
Thursday, 28 February 2008 20:39

Red Hat shows the way

At times like these, when proprietary software companies and turncoats from within the FOSS sphere are actively engaged in a battle to dominate standards, it is good to have a company like Red Hat on-side.

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