Tech Explained

Accelerated X

September 6, 2001

High-performance X servers for Linux and other Unix platforms

Paper-thin Displays

August 11, 2001

OLED technology can be used to make thin, versatile, and low-power displays with clear, high-contrast images

Huge Capacity with AFC

August 11, 2001

There are three ways to increase the capacity of a hard disk: increase the area of a ...

Jumbo Hard Drives

August 11, 2001

Storage space on hard drives doesn’t seem to have an upper limit. A new standard will break the current 137 GB storage limit, while AFC media will increase the density at which data is packed on the drive

CPUs of Carbon

August 11, 2001

From amongst the possible new ways that can be used to deliver faster microelectronics, molecular electronics holds ...

Processing at the Speed of Light

August 11, 2001

Consider this. An optical computer in a single hour can carry out an operation that would take a conventional electronic computer more than eleven years! Mind-boggling?

Server Clustering

August 11, 2001

How it works and its benefits in server availability, performance, and management

Browse without IE

August 11, 2001

The world of browsers extends far beyond IE and Netscape Communicator. This world is occupied by alternate ...

Spying on Spy Planes

August 10, 2001

Technology used in cellphone communication will soon be able to bust the cover off spy planes

Dust Gets Smart

July 14, 2001

Devices the size of dust particles incorporate computation, power, sensor, and communication capabilities

Balance your Web Server’s Load

July 14, 2001

A Web server’s constraint on the number of pages it can serve simultaneously is largely because of two factors: the bandwidth available and the Web server itself.

NVIDIA’s New Motherboard Chipset

July 14, 2001

Though the nForce chipset comes with onboard sound and video, it’s definitely more than an entry-level offering.

Penguin 2k

July 7, 2001

Linux is gaining wide acceptance with hardware and software vendors, developers, and users

Linux and Viruses

July 7, 2001

Why Linux machines are less likely to face virus attacks

Understanding LDAP

July 7, 2001

LDAP allows you to centrally manage a network with diverse operating systems


July 7, 2001

Add Linux machines to Win NT/2000 domains and workgroups, and vice versa


July 7, 2001

This component model might well be the foundation for a future Linux user interface

Linux Speak: FAQ 

July 7, 2001

An FAQ on the Linux culture; a newbies’ guide to Linux

What’s New in Kernel 2.4?

July 7, 2001

It offers several improvements for the desktop, server, and laptop. But experiment with it before switching to it

Corporate Linux FAQ

July 7, 2001

Why would a company consider switching to Linux?