Tools / Apps

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….

Dynamic device management made easy with udev

Some Nifty udev Rules and Examples

Connecting flash drives, hard disks, cameras or mobile phones to your Linux system has never been so easy and manageable, thanks to udev, developed by Greg Kroah-Hartman, Kay Sievers and Dan Stekloff. First…

Grep me out!

A Beginner’s Guide to Grep: Basics and Regular Expressions

Grep is one among the system administrator’s “Swiss Army knife” set of tools, and is extremely useful to search for strings and patterns in a group of files, or even sub-folders. This article…

Bandwidth Throttling with NetEM

Bandwidth Throttling with NetEM Network Emulation

NetEM (Network Emulation) provides functionality for testing protocols, by emulating the network properties of wide-area networks. This article describes the use of NetEM in benchmarking the performance of a Web application, simulating Internet-like…

GNU Make in Detail for Beginners

GNU Make in Detail for Beginners

Have you ever peeked into the source code of any of the applications you run every day? Ever used make install to install some application? You will see make in most projects. It…

Graphs with Open Flash Charts

Draw Great Graphs with Open Flash Charts, Part 3

In the earlier parts of this series, we looked at using Open Flash Charts (OFC) to create great-looking bar charts and pie charts. In this part, let us look at how to create…

Final output

The Art of Illusion: Creating Digital Art the Easy Way, Part-2

In Part 1, we covered what The Art of Illusion is about. We learnt how to create profile curves and tables. Now it’s time to create a wall, add texture to the created…

How to recover deleted files

Data Recovery in Linux, Part-1

In the first part of this series, I will cover how to perform data recovery in Linux, i.e., getting your data back in case you formatted the drive, or lost data due to…

My ToDo List

Getting Things Done Using myTinyTodo

This article covers myTinyTodo (MTT), a Getting Things Done (GTD) application. Getting Things Done (GTD) by David Allen helps individuals manage tasks and remain productive in a stress-free manner. The key principle is…

Timeline Apps

Timeline Apps: A New Era in Developing Facebook Apps

Dive into the world of social Web development to explore the new features released by the Facebook platform, and the new timeline interface. Here’s a look at how adding a social aspect to…

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