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.

Thursday, 12 February 2009 21:23

A touch of sadness as Lenny emerges

The release of a stable version of Debian GNU/Linux is normally a time of rejoicing and celebration for the 1000-plus geeks who provide Linux users with one of the best distributions going.

Tuesday, 10 February 2009 04:34

How piracy benefits Microsoft

Public memory has always been woefully short. With the advent and popularisation of the internet, it has become even shorter; people can only absorb information in dribs and drabs.

Monday, 09 February 2009 13:00

Satyam: will we ever know the whole truth?

In India, it is impossible to remain the chief executive of a high-profile company without rubbing shoulders with politicians. But the moment the brown stuff hits the ceiling - when the CEO gets sacked or the politician thrown out of office - one will not acknowledge the other.