"LFY October 2010" tag
Free from clutter?

The GIMP 2.8:2.7 Development Release: Free From Clutter

The GIMP version 2.6 was released two years back, and it’s time for us to embrace a new development series of the GIMP. Dubbed as 2.8:2.7, the FOSS editing software is finally getting…

The final design of the airplane

Wings 3D and the GIMP: Quickly Modelling and Texturing an Airplane

For those of you who are artists, and eager to get into 3D art but lack the resources to get high-end  packages like Maya, Max, Softimage, Houdini, LightWave, etc, here is a launchpad!…

Browser wars

Browser Wars: There are Just Way Too Many Options Currently!

With the growth of the Internet, there has been a considerable increase in the number of Web browsers available for the Linux/BSD/Solaris platforms. Not so long ago, in this world of FOSS, there…

RedNoteBook

Take Note: Four Note-taking Apps You Should Try

Taking detailed, usable notes is not only an art, but also the hallmark of an effective worker. Fortunately, this is an area where the workman can blame his tools. But before you throw…

Android Application Development

Android Application Development Basics

Here’s a basic Android application — a Simple Interest Calculator, which illustrates the application development method. To follow this tutorial, you should have written ‘core’ Java code, and should have some experience using…

Me too, MeeGo

Develop and Deploy a MeeGo Application

Open embedded platforms are becoming popular among end-users, and are also a key selling point for many vendors. New business models like application stores are thriving around these open platforms. Many industry biggies…

A debug file system?

Debugging the Linux Kernel with debugfs

debugfs is a simple memory-based filesystem, designed specifically to debug Linux kernel code, and not to be confused with the debugfs filesystem utility. Introduced by Greg Kroah-Hartman in December 2004, debugfs helps kernel…

BackTrack 4

BackTrack 4: A One-Stop Shop for Security Analysis and Learning

Computer security analysts have plenty of tools available nowadays to evaluate the security of corporate networks, servers and applications. These include Linux distributions specialising in security assessment, system recovery and digital forensic investigations….

The user interface of msfconsole

Metasploit: The Exploit Framework for Penetration Testers

Today, the Metasploit Framework is considered the single most useful auditing tool that is freely available to security professionals and penetration testers. It has a wide array of commercial-grade exploits, an extensive exploit-development…

SystemTap time

SystemTap Tutorial, Part-2

Last month, we explored SystemTap and how it works. We also discussed Tapset libraries, and looked at a few examples. Let’s proceed from there. I am sure you have gone through the examples…

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