India's Silent Contribution To Linux Now Rapidly Getting Noticed
first Indian company to commercialize super-computing technology. It also
promises to "integrate cutting edge science with the latest Linux technology".
This doctor has a PhD in neurophysiology. He was one of those US-based
experts enthused to 'come back' to India in the 'nineties. He is convinced
that Linux is the way to go.
Projects of his include Linux parallel supercomputers (Beowulf clusters)
for high speed rendering, molecular modeling and weather modeling; ioinformatics
solutions; GIS servers; and even local Indian language 'killer applications'
(word processing, e-mail using GPLed tools -- the
iobox). To get to know more, visit peacocksys.com
Bangalore-based DeepRoot Linux offers its deepOfix range of office servers.
Their claim: it takes just 12 minutes to have a server set up, to handle
all office and network tasks "effortlessly" in an office.... Cast a "half-glance"
at its display panel, and know exactly what's happening to your critical
This young firm -- made up of young people also offers EasyPush, a solution
-- that frees the application and interface developer from knowing "anything
about the system". Check out http://www.deeproot.co.in/
Mumbai-based S. Krishnan only recently came out with RPCAP, or the Remote
Packet CAPture System for Linux. It allows you to run a remote packet capture
session. Let's assume that you have a remote network, say in Delhi, and
while sitting in Hyderabad you need to monitor traffic on it, for whatever
To Arun Sharma (and a small initial team) goes the credit of being behind
Linux-India. "What started as a small mailing list on my school machine,
has grown to more than 1000 subscribers now."
Sharma has undertaken many free software projects and contributions.
Genie (web based genealogy application), Citybus (web-based, to make it easier
to find your way around bus-routes in Indian cities), Hindi Locale for FreeBSD,
KWireless, Ziplib, libwi, Knight (a KDE frontend for chess playing engines),
KLookup (a LDAP capable addressbook for KDE), KXMLViewer (a KDE based XML
viewer written in Python) KLogViewer (a KDE based viewer for viewing syslog