"LFY July 2011" tag
Get in the ring!

Locking Horns: Fedora 15 ‘Lovelock’ v/s Ubuntu 11.04 ‘Natty Narwhal’

The two titans of the free software operating system arena, Fedora and Ubuntu, usually time their distribution releases a few days apart. This makes the competition between the two fiercer than it would…

Why no Linux?

ILUGC to TN Government: “Why Windows; Why Not Just Linux?”

When ELCOT invited tenders for 9.12 lakh laptops that the government planned to distribute free across Tamil Nadu, it probably forgot to consider the economical technology acquisition patterns followed by many Indian states…

Linux hosting? Still thinking?

What Makes Linux the Preferred Web Hosting Choice?

This article explores the reasons why Linux-based Web hosting solutions are enjoying a larger market share globally, and why they are being hailed as more scalable, flexible and cost effective when compared to…

The Dvorak keyboard

FOSS is __FUN__: The Dvorak Keyboard

The “what” and the “why” of the Dvorak keyboard, when compared to the older “standard”, the QWERTY keyboard. The standard keyboard has the QWERTY layout, which has remained unchanged for the last 100…

Goodbye, and thanks for all the fish!

Unix-to-Linux Migration Has Come of Age

If you’ve often wondered whether you ought to migrate your Unix system to Linux, this article will answer your question! The driving force behind every migration is the promise of a better tomorrow….

Let's create an online forum

Set Up Your Own Forum Using phpBB

Clichéd as it may sound, we do live in the age of the social media. It is normal for humans to gather in groups and communities — offline, and online too. We love…

WordPress time!

10 WordPress Plugins for Power Blogging

The power of WordPress lies in its many plugins, which can greatly enhance its functionality. Understanding the plugin infrastructure and equipping your WordPress site with them, gives you an edge by getting a…

Bineeta Guharoy

A Media Organisation Keeps Its Data Safe with PostgreSQL

Bineeta Guharoy ,one of the EnterpriseDB PostgreSQL contest winners, shares her views on why she trusts PostgreSQL to keep critical data safe. A media house is well aware of the importance of keeping…

Gave dev time, again!

Get Started with Pygame, Part 2

In the first part of this series, we learnt about uploading a background image, and how to put text with different fonts on the screen. We also went through event-handling. In this part,…

Hardware access kit

Device Drivers, Part 8: Accessing x86-Specific I/O-Mapped Hardware

This article, which is part of the series on Linux device drivers, continues the discussion on accessing hardware in Linux. The second day in the Linux device drivers’ laboratory was expected to be…

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