"LFY May 2011" tag
GNOME 3 is here!

GNOME 3 is Here!

GNOME 3, code-named ToPaZ (for Three Point Zero), was released on April 6 this year. The release has raised many questions. Can GNOME 3 maintain its dominance in the Linux world as a…

The trio who cooked up their own edu video repository

NIT-C Students Use PostgreSQL to Design Their Own Video Repository

The students of NIT-C, who were one of the winners of the EnterpriseDB PostgreSQL contest, share with the LINUX For You team how they created an internal database of MIT and IIT video…

Cut my own disc!

About Live CDs & How to Cut a Live Disc Using UCK

When I heard the term Live CD, I thought it was a rock band — but very soon, I learnt what a wonderful thing it was. This article not only introduces readers to…

The Scent of an ebook

How to Produce an eBook in ePub Format

An ebook will never smell as good as that old leather-bound volume of classics on grandfather’s bookshelf; but the ebook format, residing inside an ebook reader, will let you carry that entire volume…

Dr Giri Krishna, CEO, Silvan Innovation Labs

Silvan Innovation Labs: FOSS Experts, Where Are You Hiding?

Silvan Innovation Labs is a Bengaluru-based company that provides security solutions and home automation systems. It plans to recruit over 80 FOSS professionals in a year, but one of its biggest problems is…

The old way

FOSS is __FUN__: A Testing Time

The other day, I had an opportunity to see how software development takes place in the “industry” — in other words, the proprietary world. I did not know whether to laugh or cry!…

Pygame time

Get Started with Pygame

Gaming has become a major field in the computing world. It is the favourite entertainment for many users, but a challenging job for developers, because of the complexity involved. Pygame is a great…

Fragments API

Android Application Development: Android Fragments API

In this article, we will look at the new Android UI API, the Fragments API. Part of the Android 3.0 SDK, it allows developers to use the large screen space available on tablets,…

Testing with DbUnit

Testing Your Databases with DbUnit

DbUnit is ideal as an add-on testing framework when developing applications in Java-based languages, which rely heavily on databases. This article assumes that the reader is aware of basic testing concepts, and tries…

Designing a DB

A Simple Guide to Database Design in MySQL

As the title says, this is an introduction to databases, their purpose and features. It deals with how to design and create a simple database in MySQL. Starting off with the concepts of…

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