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What All’s Possible with the Android Dual-SIM Smartphone — MediaTek MT6516

A dual-SIM smartphone manufactured in China runs Android 2.2.1 Froyo. Geeks always find noteworthy products based on Linux! Today, people are rarely surprised to see a dual-SIM phone. Phone manufacturers have been thinking…

Customise Ubuntu

How to Remaster Ubuntu to Get a Customised Distribution

In this article, we look at how to create a custom GNU/Linux distribution based on Ubuntu. Customisability is a feature most people find amazing about Free Software. The software can be tweaked to…

Let's set up QEMU first!

The Quick Guide to QEMU Setup

In this series of articles, we will explore the basics of QEMU, OS installation, QEMU networking and embedded system development for the ARM architecture. In this first part, let’s begin with the basics….

Seven Ubuntu tips

Ease Your Ubuntu Experience

So you have made the leap, and are flying away from Windows… welcome to Ubuntu! You must have performed a few common activities like using the Ubuntu Software Centre, installing media codecs and…

Saving Private GRUB

Saving Private GRUB: Remotely Restoring MBR on an Enterprise Server

Corporate hardware systems differ from their conventional desktop counterparts primarily because they have a number of interesting features. For example, they provide an ability to connect a virtual CD-ROM drive, and use a…

Shooting with Linux

Get Your Camcorder Working in Linux with Kino

When I purchased my Samsung Camcorder SC-D381, I thought it would work by default in Windows, but when I plugged the device into the IEEE 1394 port, to my surprise, Windows 7 did…

Stop-motion annimation

Make Your Own Stop-Motion Animation Using Stopmotion

This is one of those projects done during a lazy afternoon when creativity is bubbling up. In this article, I will introduce the core concept of animation, and how one would go about creating a short film, step by step, using free and open-source software

Android and SSH

Accessing a Home Laptop Remotely from Android

Consider this: You’re on vacation in the Maldives, when your office calls, with an urgent request for some files and information. These happen to be on your laptop, which is at home! If…

Setting Up an External Laptop Display on Ubuntu

Setting Up an External Laptop Display on Ubuntu

This article tells you how to set up a secondary (external) display connected to your laptop, using Ubuntu 10.04, Lucid Lynx. You may have wondered if you could extend your laptop display to…

Pocket penguin

The Pocket Penguin: A Customised Linux-In-Your-Pocket!

You are spending a weekend at your cousin’s. Suddenly you feel like working on your Web project. You ask your cousin’s permission to use his computer. Unfortunately, you realise that the installed OS,…

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