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LFY January 2012

The January 2012 issue of LINUX For You is a special on open source databases, and associated DB solutions — from PostgreSQL clustering and partitioning to NewSQL. Other features includes an interview with Drupal founder Dries Buytaert, articles on device drivers, Lisp, penetration testing VPNs, IPCop add-ons…

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The dairy cooperative societies in Kerala are gradually switching to open source in an attempt to cut costs and stay secure. While people are …

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Human beings are the only species on earth with the ability to communicate complex ideas through language. Speaking and listening have been the basis …

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This part of the series [Part 1 & 2] deals with creating controls for the fish and animating it. Blender is great software for …

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This article, which is part of the series on Linux device drivers, takes you on a tour inside a hard disk. “Doesn’t it sound …

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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 …

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This article introduces application development using the Qt GUI framework. There was a time when all desktop applications were developed from scratch. Then came …

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This article shows how kernel and application developers (in C) can make use of MTD in Linux. MTD (Memory Technology Devices) are NAND/NOR-based flash …

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The first part of this three-part series gives a brief overview of the embedded vision and the various components required to make it work. …

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This article outlines the value of penetration-testing VPN gateways for known vulnerabilities and also shows you how to prevent a breach into the internal …

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A basic installation of IPCop provides minimum firewall functionality such as a proxy, compatibility with various Internet connections, port forwarding, IPSec VPN, etc. To …