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Custom ROMs for Android: CyanogenMod and More

  Wondering what’s the next step after rooting your Android phone? Read on to know all about beefing up your phone with custom ROMs for Android.   If you’ve got an Android phone…

Making Your Code Walk: GNU Autotools

Have you ever wondered why so many files are shipped in a software source tarball for Linux? Or dreamt of making your own newly developed package highly portable across various Linux platforms? This…

File Systems A Semester Project-II, Part-19

This article, which is part of the series on Linux device drivers, elaborates on the concept of a file system by simulating one in user space. In the previous article, Shweta readied the…

Localisation: The Status of Indic Localisation

Having understood the history and growing importance of localisation in India, as well as the key local initiatives being taken in the previous article of this series, let us now look at the…

Create a Slide Show with Slidifier

Slidifier is a browser-based, open source slide show creator that is quick and very easy to use. Let’s take a look. Many presenters at conferences these days use browser-based slide shows. This is…

OpenMP Schedule Clause Parallel Matrix Multiplication

Even in this multi-core era, traditional programming methods don’t take full advantage of multi-core systems. To do that, applications must use threads to execute code in parallel. OpenMP, an API for writing multi-threaded…

Symfony, NetBeans, XAMPP The Perfect Trio for PHP Web App Development

This article describes the perfect environment for developing Web applications in PHP on the Windows platform (though the software is also available on Linux). One of the most difficult situations developers face is…

35 Open Source Apps for Mac Users

Yes, you read that right. No matter what the warlords at Apple may tell you, you can run open source apps even if you are using Mac OS, which itself is closed source….

Gaming on Linux

Gaming on Linux: The State of Affairs

How does the gaming hemisphere fare when it comes to the open source world? Read on to find out! All of us have played games on the computer at some time or the…

The UEFI factor

UEFI: Should Linux Users be Worried?

Microsoft intends to capture UEFI and make GNU/Linux and other free OSs “unauthorised”! Is this true, and if so, what is the community doing about it? This article attempts to answer some questions….

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