"Exploring Software Column" tag
SciPy image

Exploring Software: Scientific Python and Image Processing

Discover what a beautiful language Python is for image processing. A substantial part of the human brain is dedicated to vision and the processing of images. Social sites are full of images that…

An engineer's toolkit

Exploring Software: A Software Engineer’s Toolkit

Software engineering recommendations have not changed. The issues and concerns have been known for years. However, with the availability of excellent tools, it is now no longer a pain to implement and follow…

Healthcare can't wait!

Exploring Software: Easier Healthcare Using IT

This article is not so much about trying out any software as about the need we all feel for reliable care-givers for the elderly and terminally ill. Since this is not something for…

Time to Plone

Exploring Software: Plone with Schemas

Using Dexterity to extend and customise Plone. Last month, you tried Plone 4 and could create a schema interactively. However, at present, it does not seem to be possible to convert the interactive…

A page after submitting for publication

Exploring Software: The New-Look Plone 4

If this is the first time you are hearing of Plone, should you use it? If so, how would you start and get a feel of what it can do? Plone is a…

It should be all logical, no?

Exploring Software: GNOME and the Semantic Desktop

Currently, this is a work in progress. So will it mature fast enough and meet user expectations? The state of the semantic desktop in the GNOME desktop environment is still very fluid. Two…

Typing Turtle Activity

Exploring Software: Sugar on Fedora 15, the Spice for Children

One of Fedora’s spin-offs is Sugar On A Stick (SOAS), which can be installed as an additional desktop environment. It’s unlikely that readers will use Sugar as their working environment; but if you…

What's up with the DEs!

Exploring Software: Unity, GNOME Shell and the Notification Area

Do the new desktops succeed in creating intuitive, simple-to-use and distraction-free desktop environments? It is hard to be passionate about something that everyone does! I was reminded of this by a blog about…

Tumbleweed time!

Exploring Software: openSUSE Tumbleweed Rolling Distribution Goes Mainstream

Here is a record of my initial explorations and findings about the recently released openSUSE rolling distribution repository, Tumbleweed, as experienced on a netbook. I almost bought an Android phone. I hesitated, wondering…

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