"LFY October 2011" tag
Reflections: OSI 2010 CXO Summit

Reflections — Open Source India 2010 CXO Summit

Gone are the days when Open Source Solutions were considered the play-tools of geeks. Over time, open source tools and technologies have emerged as powerful, scalable, flexible, and most importantly, economical alternatives to…

Let's learn Beamer

Taming Beamer

This article introduces LaTeX and the Beamer extension class, which is ideal for creating professional-quality documents and presentations. The OpenOffice.org suite, and even the new arrival, LibreOffice, are not mature enough as truly…

Let's play the disk

Virtualisation and Disk Management in OpenIndiana

In the previous part, we got acquainted with OpenIndiana — how to install the base system, find and deploy packages, and perform maintenance tasks with ZFS. This part is devoted to isolated and…

Dell India R&D Centre team

Dell India R&D Centre is 10 — Team’s Take on Milestones, Roles & Responsibilities, FOSS

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Dell India R&D Centre, the LINUX For You team caught up with Rudramuni B, executive director and head of the Centre, along with his…

Automation rocks, dude

Automate Your Office Yourself with ProcessMaker, Part 1

This article covers the basic setup and how to get started with ProcessMaker, an open source workflow automation software. This should interest small and medium enterprises, startups or any other organisation in need…

Let's ride the USB

Device Drivers, Part 11: USB Drivers in Linux

This article, which is part of the series on Linux device drivers, gets you started with writing your first USB driver in Linux. Pugs’ pen drive was the device Shweta was playing with,…

Getting started with CodeIgniter

Let’s Play with CodeIgniter

Here’s a basic introduction to CodeIgniter, an open source Web framework that helps to quickly develop dynamic websites with PHP. To get started, you need to install the framework (I assume you already…

The toolbox I swear by...

GNU Binutils: A Collection of Binary Tools

With years of experience as a systems programming engineer, I’ve realised that to be a great artist of programming, you must understand the basics of source code, output files, linkers etc. So let’s…

Got stuck again?

Lisp: Tears of Joy, Part 5

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…

Hello there, Foxies

A Letter to Foxy Developers

A look at what makes Mozilla Firefox the most developer friendly browser around, and how you can get the most out of the community-developed Mozilla Firefox. Mozilla Firefox is by far the most…

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