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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…

Proprietary Solutions Can’t Milk Money from these Cooperatives!

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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 still...

Voices Across the Digital Divide — Using Audio Portals to Connect...

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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...

Learn to Animate with Blender, Part 3: Creating Animation Controls

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This part of the series deals with creating controls for the fish and animating it. Blender is great software for animation and is particularly...

Device Drivers, Part 14: A Dive Inside the Hard Disk 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 like...

Lisp: Tears of Joy, Part 8

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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...

Developing Apps on Qt, Part 1

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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 the...

Working with MTD Devices

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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 memory...

Building Image Processing Embedded Systems using Python, Part 1

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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....

IPsec VPN Penetration Testing with BackTrack Tools

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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...

Guard Your Network with IPCop, Part 2: Add-ons

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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...