Signaled Receiver ProcessingJosé Brustoloni, Eran Gabber, Abraham Silberschatz and Amit Singh, USENIX Annual Technical Conference, San Diego, California, June 2000
Resource Management for QoS in Eclipse/BSDBlanquer, Bruno, Gabber, McShea, Özden, Silberschatz and Singh, Proceedings of the FreeBSD Conference, Berkeley, California, October 1999
Quality of Service Support for Legacy ApplicationsJosé Brustoloni, Eran Gabber, Abraham Silberschatz and Amit Singh, NOSSDAV, New Jersey, 1999
*nix Mischiefs: The New FrontiersAmit Singh, 1998
Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey
Aberration in behavior is inescapable for almost any entity capable of behaving. Computers are particularly prone to misbehaving. It has been discussed aplenty that software misbehavior is an inherent aspect of the stored-program concept. A widely held belief is that while Microsoft systems are excessively prone to malicious programs (especially viruses) wreaking havoc, UNIX and derived systems are not. People have tried to refute this claim, and several *nix "viruses" have been created. This paper evaluates some of these claims and their counter claims. Furthermore, it attempts a broad look at the kind of "mischiefs" (methodologies of making software misbehave) more than a quarter century of UNIX has led to. No attempt is made to classify malicious code into categories like viruses, worms, trojans etc., for which extensive documentation exists.
Extended Binary Format Support for Mac OS XJanuary, 2009
Ancient Unix File Systems on Mac OS XDecember 17, 2008
UnixFS: A General-Purpose Layer for Writing Unix-Style User-Space File SystemsNovember, 2008
Understanding Apple's Binary Protection in Mac OS XOctober 30, 2006
A New Screen of Death for Mac OS XSeptember 12, 2006
A Technical History of Apple's Operating SystemsJuly 25, 2006
Experimenting with Light on Apple Notebook ComputersJune 19, 2006
A Tour of the Mac OS X KernelMay 31, 2005
The Construction Of PanpipesApril 13, 2005
The Apple Motion Sensor As A Human Interface DeviceMarch 21, 2005
The PowerBook Sudden Motion SensorMarch 3, 2005
UNIX® on the Game Boy AdvanceSeptember 8, 2004
A Taste of Computer SecurityJuly 29, 2004
More Power to FirmwareJune 17, 2004
Making an Operating System FasterJune 3, 2004
Fragmentation in HFS Plus VolumesMay 19, 2004
A History of Apple's Operating SystemsMarch 5, 2004
An Introduction to VirtualizationFebruary 5, 2004
What is Mac OS X?January 7, 2004
Many Systems on a PowerBookDecember 14, 2003
108 Implementations of Towers of HanoiDecember 8, 2003
Mac OS XAmit Singh, Enigma, Issue 7, Yorkshire Mac User Group Magazine, UK, January 2004
Towering InfernoAmit Singh, PC World, pp. 104-114, February 1999
An introduction to Lucent Technologies' Inferno Operating System.
Emulating Console Games and Game ConsolesAmit Singh, PC World, pp. 96-99, September 1998
A digression on software emulation of game consoles.
The Ever Changing Face of Computing [Cover Story]Amit Singh, PC World, pp. 52-77, December 1997
A brief history of computing, and an attempt to approximate software and hardware trends in key areas of computing in the near future.
Untangling the Web: Pushing, Pulling, and More ...Amit Singh, PC World, pp. 104-111, November 1997
A discussion of some WWW technologies, with emphasis on popular mechanisms for supporting dynamic web objects on the Internet.
The Ultimate Guide to Setting Up a Multi-Boot PCAmit Singh, PC World, pp. 88-97, October 1997
Effective use of boot managers and other such software for convenient simultaneous residence of several UNIX-like operating systems on a PC, along with systems like Windows NT, Windows 95, and MS-DOS.
Computer Industry Scenario In IndiaAmit Singh, Weekly ASCII, Japan, pp. 24, September 22, 1997
Operating Systems: Then, Now, and TomorrowAmit Singh, PC World, pp. 44-50, September 1997
Reflections on some operating system design and implementation issues in various contexts, switching in time.
A Guide to Tweaking Your Linux SystemAmit Singh, PC Quest, pp. 91-94, September 1997
Guidelines for effective system configuration and other hints for getting more out of a Unix-like system on real-life hardware.
Knowing Too Many Programming Languages and the 5 Language Programming TrickAmit Singh, PC Quest, pp. 167-169, August 1997
A light-hearted discussion on the need for, and the repercussions of knowing too many programming languages. The trick refers to a piece of code representing the ubiquitous "Hello World" program whose syntactic structure is such that it is valid code for C, DOS Assembly, FORTRAN, Unix shell and Perl. The program outputs the same string ("Hello, World!") upon execution in all cases.
GUI Development Under LinuxAmit Singh, PC Quest, pp. 30-32, July 1997
An exploration of some key toolkits and systems for developing graphical user interfaces on a Unix or Unix-like platform.
Emulating Microsoft Windows in Linux: WINEAmit Singh, PC Quest, pp. 120-123, June 1997
A critique of WINE, an open source Windows API emulator with programming support.
Emulating Microsoft DOS in Linux: DOSEMUAmit Singh, PC Quest, pp. 98-101, May 1997
A critique of DOSEMU, an open source DOS emulator that runs on Linux and NetBSD.