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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!

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...

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

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...

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

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

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...
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Working with MTD Devices

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

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

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

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