"LFY February 2012" tag
The UEFI factor

UEFI: Should Linux Users be Worried?

Microsoft intends to capture UEFI and make GNU/Linux and other free OSs “unauthorised”! Is this true, and if so, what is the community doing about it? This article attempts to answer some questions….

Function Pointers and Callbacks in C

Function Pointers and Callbacks in C — An Odyssey

Function pointers are among the most powerful tools in C, but are a bit of a pain during the initial stages of learning. This article demonstrates the basics of function pointers, and how…

Disk on RAM?

Device Drivers, Part 15: Disk on RAM — Playing with Block Drivers

This article, which is part of the series on Linux device drivers, experiments with a dummy hard disk on RAM to demonstrate how block drivers work. After a delicious lunch, theory makes the…

Building image processing embedded systems

Building Image Processing Embedded Systems using Python, Part 2

The second part of this article discusses how to use the OpenCV library via the Python interface to perform image processing-based tasks. The previous article gave a brief overview of embedded vision and…

Encrypt your data

TrueCrypt — Learn the Art of Encryption

When did you last feel that you ought to have secured that important file so nobody else could view it without your permission? Ever lost your pen drive with loads of family photos…

What a wonderful world

Open Source Sets Microsoft’s Kinect Free

This first article in this series gives a brief overview of the Kinect sensor, the different terms used like natural user interface and machine learning, along with the things required to make these…

Blocking outgoing traffic

Guard Your Network with IPCop, Part 3: Block Outgoing Traffic

The first article in the series discussed IPCop 1.4.21, its basic installation and configuration. Though an excellent firewall distro, basic IPCop has limited functionality. To enhance it, various add-ons are available. We covered…

Preparing for programming interviews?

CodeSport (February 2012)

This month’s column is special, in honour of LFY’s 9th anniversary. We feature tips on how to prepare for programming interviews. This month, we celebrate the 9th anniversary of LFY. It’s been a…

Substitution...

Joy of Programming: Liskov’s Substitution Principle

LSP is a cardinal rule to follow in object-oriented designs. In this column, we’ll introduce LSP to those new to OOP (Object Oriented Programming), and discuss a couple of examples from JDK that…

Is it the best IDE?

FOSS is __FUN__: The Best IDE

In any forum that talks about programming, a frequent topic is, “What is the best IDE for the language/framework under discussion?” This often leads to lengthy flame wars, because programmers are passionate about the…

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