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About the Author
Sarath Lakshman was bitten by the Linux bug during his teenage years. He is now a software engineer working in ZCloud engineering group at Zynga, India. He is a GNU/Linux enthusiast and hactivist of free and open-source software. Sarath is well known as the developer of SLYNUX (2005)—a user-friendly GNU/Linux distribution for Linux newbies. The free and open-source software projects he has contributed to are the PiTiVi video editor, the SLYNUX GNU/Linux distro, Swathantra Malayalam Computing, SchoolAdmin, Istanbul, and the Pardus Project. He has authored many articles for the Linux For You magazine on various domains of FOSS technologies. He made a contribution to several different open-source projects during his multiple Google Summer of Code projects. Currently, he is exploring his passion for scalable distributed systems in his spare time. Sarath can be reached via his website, http://www.sarathlakshman.com/.