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Mangesh Sambare

I am a passionate technologist and an evangelist when it comes to open-source technologies and their adoption. In addition to computing; photography, politics and religion pique my interest. I am also the CTO and Co-Founder of Stribog IT Solutions, an IAAS and managed service provider with presence in India and the United States.

The Definitive Guide to KVM Virtualization

KVM Virtualization or Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) technology has been around from 2006. They merged it in to the mainline Linux kernel way back in 2007. KVM is a type-1 (bare metal) hypervisor. It shares control over the physical hardware along with the Linux kernel allowing the guest VMs to run on bare metal. According […]

Dotfile Management with Elegance

In my previous post, I touched upon the purpose of dotfiles and the recommended specifications governing their creation. For those of us who spend countless hours customizing and perfecting dotfiles, an elegant approach for dotfile management can be well worth the investment. Having such an approach not only enables us to port our configurations to […]

Managing the goddamn Dotfile Madness

Dotfiles are everywhere. If you have used a Linux system for some time, I am sure that you have come across this horrendous dotfiles infesting your home directory. A simple ls -la in my home directory lists at least 70 such files and directories on my system. These are files and directories that I did not create, […]