Overview

Bluefish-The Feature Rich Editor

This light and fast open source editor, best suited for Web development, is available across multiple platforms and supports many programming languages. The editor has also been translated to Tamil. Bluefish is an…

OpenStreetMap: An Open Source Alternate to GoogleMaps

This article introduces OpenStreetMap, which is bound to interest students, engineers, trekkers, cartographers, government officials, law enforcement authorities and anyone who makes use of maps. It doesn’t matter whether you are a trekker,…

Implementing HTML5 WebSockets Using Java

Intended for those who know the basics of HTML, JavaScript, Java and JSP, this article shows readers how to use the new HTML5 WebSocket API, which allows full duplex communication between client and…

Ten Cool Custom Android ROMs

In an earlier article (June 2012), I discussed the advantages of rooting your Android phones and flashing with custom ROMs. This article lists what I consider the top 10 custom Android ROMs for…

wireshark

Getting Started with WireShark

This article presents WireShark, a very capable and popular graphical network protocol analyser. Gerald Combs created Ethereal, the ancestor of WireShark, back in 2006. When he changed his job, he could not use…

GNOME Extensions Spicing Up the Desktop Experience

GNOME’s latest desktop avatar hasn’t really excited most users. The GNOME team has, therefore, put together a number of extensions to make the desktop experience more user friendly. We take a look at…

Cyber Attacks Explained: Wireless Attacks

Wireless networks are everywhere, from the home to corporate data centres. They make our lives easier by avoiding bulky cables and related problems. But with these benefits comes a threat: wireless networks are…

Will Certifications Related to FOSS Help You Get a Job?

OSFY reached out to its Facebook community, Linux User Groups and hiring managers for answers to the above question…. First, a candid admission: a story on FOSS certification wasn’t really on the cards…

Learn the Art of Linux Troubleshooting

Here are some valuable tips to help you find important system files in RHEL 5, which get deleted by accident. Everything seems fine when your Linux machine works just the way you want…

Graphics Programming in Linux

This article covers some basics of graphics programming in C. I was a very avid graphics programmer, using Turbo C (actually, using graphics.c, a library usually taught to engineering students during labs). Trying…

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