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Tech: IIT Bombay creates a laptop for Rs 6000

By Hassan M Kamal |Posted 16-Jun-2015

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IIT Bombay unveils ‘world’s cheapest’ netbook

Anumeha Chaturvedi |Jan 23, 2015

IIT-B develops 10-inch netbook that costs less than $100

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DWSIM – An open source chemical process simulator

By Prabhakar Deshpande

FOSSEE (Free and Open Source Software for Education) aims to:

  • Allow freedom in education.
  • Improve the quality of instruction and learning.
  • Create a constructive and innovative learning and teaching environment.
  • Enable and motivate students, faculty & others to use open source software tools instead of proprietary software.
  • Scilab is a free and open source software for numerical computation developed by Scilab Enterprises, France. Scilab also includes Xcos which is an open source alternative to Simulink.

  • Python is a general-purpose, high-level, remarkably powerful dynamic programming language that is used in a wide variety of application domains. It supports multiple programming paradigms.

  • DWSIM is an open source CAPE-OPEN compliant chemical process simulator. Helps understand the behavior of Chemical Systems by using rigorous thermodynamic and unit operations models.

  • FreeEDA (formerly known as Oscad) is an EDA tool for circuit design, simulation, analysis and PCB design. It is developed by the FOSSEE team at IIT Bombay as an open source alternative to OrCAD.

  • OpenFOAM is a free and open source CFD toolbox useful to solve anything from complex fluid flows involving chemical reactions, turbulence and heat transfer, to solid dynamics and electromagnetics.

  • Optimisation and Simulation are the areas of focus in the FOSSEE OR Tools project. The OR Tools include COIN-OR, GLPK etc, interfaced through open-source environments like Scilab and languages such as Python.

  • Osdag is a free and open-source software which allows the user to design steel structures using a graphical user interface. The GUI also provides 3D visualization of the designed component and images. Osdag

  • IIT Bombay is piloting a low cost laptop, known as the FOSSEE-Laptop. An affordable 10 inch GNU/Linux laptop pre-installed with educational application and utilities