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The 9th Anniversary Special. Key Highlights: Top 10 Android Phones, Top 10 Security Vulnerability Scanners, Top 11 Open Source Applications For Daily Use, Top 5 Open Source Tools For Windows, Easy Tips: How To Deploy Kinect Sensor with Linux… and a lot more!

UEFI: Should Linux Users be Worried?

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Microsoft intends to capture UEFI and make GNU/Linux and other free OSs "unauthorised"! Is this true, and if so, what is the community doing...

Function Pointers and Callbacks in C — An Odyssey

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Function pointers are among the most powerful tools in C, but are a bit of a pain during the initial stages of learning. This...

Device Drivers, Part 15: Disk on RAM — Playing with Block...

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This article, which is part of the series on Linux device drivers, experiments with a dummy hard disk on RAM to demonstrate how block...

Building Image Processing Embedded Systems using Python, Part 2

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The second part of this article discusses how to use the OpenCV library via the Python interface to perform image processing-based tasks. The previous...

TrueCrypt — Learn the Art of Encryption

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When did you last feel that you ought to have secured that important file so nobody else could view it without your permission? Ever...

Open Source Sets Microsoft’s Kinect Free

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This first article in this series gives a brief overview of the Kinect sensor, the different terms used like natural user interface and machine...

Guard Your Network with IPCop, Part 3: Block Outgoing Traffic

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The first article in the series discussed IPCop 1.4.21, its basic installation and configuration. Though an excellent firewall distro, basic IPCop has limited functionality....

CodeSport

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This month's column is special, in honour of LFY's 9th anniversary. We feature tips on how to prepare for programming interviews. This month, we celebrate...

Joy of Programming: Liskov’s Substitution Principle

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LSP is a cardinal rule to follow in object-oriented designs. In this column, we'll introduce LSP to those new to OOP (Object Oriented Programming),...

FOSS is __FUN__: The Best IDE

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In any forum that talks about programming, a frequent topic is, "What is the best IDE for the language/framework under discussion?" This often leads to...