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Android Tablets Innovating to Stay Ahead

With the craze for the Android OS hitting an all-time high, the LFY team interacted with those in the Android-based tablet space to learn more about their brands equity and where they faced…

Developing Android WebApps Using HTML5 Technologies

WebApps are easy to develop and with them, it is actually possible to ‘write once, and deploy everywhere .Anyone who has used GMail or the likes knows what a WebApp is. It is…

“Mozilla measures success by how much we are doing to improve the overall health of the open Web”

Mozilla’s rapid release cycle for the Firefox browser has had corporations a bit worried for a long time. Many feel that the Mozilla Foundation should slow down a bit for users to get…

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Jamendo Android App: A Perfect Companion for Discovering ‘Free’ Music

A few hours ago I discovered a service called F-Droid — a catalogue website for FOSS Android apps. Installed the F-Droid APK on my SGS2, and while browsing the multimedia category on it…

Let's communicate

Use XMPP to Create Your Own Google Talk Client

Instant communication is the essence of social networking and the Internet. The popular Google Talk, which uses XMPP (Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol), made this Instant Messaging protocol prominent among open standards protocols….

Super+W to spread all windows in the current workspace

Ubuntu 12.04 Review: An LTS Done More or Less Precisely

Ubuntu 12.04 is the fourth LTS release from Canonical that came out about a month back, and the first LTS with the revamped user interface, Unity, as the de-facto interface. Let’s take it…

It pays to be a Linux 'expert'

IT Pays To Be a Linux Expert

The IT industry is expected to hire many more Linux professionals this year, and to take extra measures to retain Linux talent within organisations. LINUX For You digs into their pockets and finds…

Gianugo Rabellino, senior director of Open Source Communities, Microsoft

Microsoft: We Don’t Compete with Linux, But with Linux Vendors

With initiatives like the Imagine Cup and PhoneGap Meetup, Microsoft is surely taking many steps forward to engage with open source communities across the globe, including India. At the sidelines of OSI Days…

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Chrome OS: Good Gimmicks, But What Else?

I don’t own a Chomebook; and it’s been a couple of years since I’ve tried the Chrome OS — a pre-alpha release or something. Anyway, the new version came out yesterday. Most of…

Robot Operating System

Open Source Robotics Software Platforms

This first article in the series on open source software for robotic introduces the reader to open source robotics software platforms and focuses on the Robot Operating System (ROS). Robotics has always lured…

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