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The many FOSS tools for our daily use...

Best Open Source Apps for Daily Use

What the proprietary world can do, FOSS can do better! That’s what this article hints at, as it takes you through the 11 most used open source apps. Every day, we use a…

The TutorVista team

TutorVista: Using Open Source in Digital Education

TutorVista, a digital tutoring website, uses open source software to mimic a classroom experience and maintain its database. TutorVista is an online tutoring service that was founded in 2005. Its operations are entirely…

Do you reall need certifications?

Linux Certifications Hot or Not?

Industry stalwarts share their views on the importance of Linux and FOSS certifications. While Linux is gaining popularity at a fast pace, related certifications are also getting a lot of attention. There are…

Creating Realistic Materials

Creating Realistic Materials for Blender Projects

Having completed the three-part series, Animate with Blender, this article focuses on the science behind the process of creating good materials and textures within Blender. If modelling and rigging are the most significant…

Caution: Lisp time...

Lisp: Tears of Joy, Part 9

Lisp has been hailed as the world’s most powerful programming language. But only the top percentile of programmers use it because of its cryptic syntax and academic reputation. This is rather unfortunate, since…

Tiling window manager?

Tiling Window Managers, and Getting Started with dwm

A window manager is perhaps the most ubiquitous yet invisible aspect of any modern desktop operating system. This software manages the placement of windows and dictates where newly opened windows will show up….

eBooks management

Manage Your eBooks with Calibre

Kovid Goyal’s “Calibre E-book Management” is a seamless cross-platform library-management tool for ebooks of almost any format under the sun. Its features boggle the mind. Bibliomania doesn’t get better than this! Read on…

Open Flash Charts

Draw Great Graphs with Open Flash Charts, Part 1

Ever wondered how those beautiful graphs are created, or those pie charts, line charts and bar graphs? What if you had the power to build those without having to scratch your head too…

Open Source apps for Windows

Get Started with 5 Useful Open Source Tools for Windows

These user-friendly open source tools will make your life that much easier… …and exciting. Many believe that open source is only for geeks who would rather marry their computers or trade their kidneys…

Qt time...

Developing Apps on Qt, Part 2

In the previous article in this series we went over the installation and some basic examples of Qt. In this article, we will learn how to use the Qt classes for basic data-types…

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