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FOSS is __FUN__: The Unsung Heroes

There is always an ongoing debate in FOSS circles on how to define a FOSS contributor. What is real FOSS contribution? Who are the...

‘Hundreds Working on Open Source Projects at Yahoo!, and We’ll Continue...

Yahoo! is a brand associated with open source, particularly for its contributions to the open source community. LINUX For You caught up with Hari...
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Make Your Own Stop-Motion Animation Using Stopmotion

This is one of those projects done during a lazy afternoon when creativity is bubbling up. In this article, I will introduce the core concept of animation, and how one would go about creating a short film, step by step, using free and open-source software

How WordPress Saved the Day

One fine day, the most formidable teacher in the school summons me. I go to her thinking these are my last few minutes in...

Setting up Analytics for your Android App

So how do developers launch their Android apps and market them on a war footing? While you may monitor qualitative comments from users, you...

Python Threading and its Caveats

As a rapid application development language, Python is highly preferred for being easy to use, feature-rich and robust. With multi-core processors now becoming more...
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Gitolite: Administer a Central Git Repository without Going Insane

Over the past few years, centralised version control systems like SVN have steadily given way to distributed systems like Git or Mercurial -- the...

Google Maps JavaScript API: Making Your Website Livelier

This article explains how to embed Google Maps in a website, using the JavaScript API for Maps. Mapping solutions can be embedded in your website...

Better Queries with MySQL, Part 1

This article helps you write high-performance MySQL queries, by pointing out the various pitfalls and dangerous misconceptions that developers have. How many times have you...

Understanding a Kernel Oops!

Understanding a kernel panic and doing the forensics to trace the bug is considered a hacker's job. This is a complex task that requires...
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