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Mobile Linux

Linux leaning towards Mobile

Linux, which is arguably the most important free software project, is making a clear shift towards mobile development.  This is highlighted in the Linux Foundations latest Linux Kernel Development: 2013 Update  with mobile focused companies such as Qualcomm, Samsung and Google are pushing ahead of enterprise server […]

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Lessons of Software Development Management by Linus Torvalds

If anyone knows the joys and sorrows of managing software development projects, it would be Linus Torvalds, creator of the world’s most popular open-source software program: the Linux operating system. For more than 20 years, Torvalds has been directing thousands of developers to improve the open source […]

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The One Touch Fire for less than $1 !!

FireFox OS Phones are in the process of being launched. The first Firefox OS phone, the ZTE Open, made its debut on July 2 in Spain via Telefonica. Now the company has officially launched the Alcatel One Touch Fire via Deutsche Telekom subsidiary T-Mobile Poland. They have […]

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Firefox Phones Launched

The first Firefox OS phones have just gone on sale. Geeksphone has released two models, the Keon and the Peak both of which feature Qualcomm Snapdragon processors. The Keon has a slower single-core model, while the Peak has a faster dual-core chip; both devices have 512 RAM […]

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Tizen – a replacement for Android?

Tizen is the next OS that can be termed as a true linux OS which will be made available to the market at the end of 2013 and the beginning of 2014. Tizen is an open source OS and software platform for all sorts of computers but […]

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Android restricts MTP access on Linux

If you are running a Linux box you may not be able to transfer files from your Android Device. Starting with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the OS switched to MTP from USB Mass Storage mode for access to the device’s storage via USB. MTP (Media Transfer […]

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Adventures with Arch

I have managed to hone a skill that many people who are considering to install Arch Linux would want to do. Arch Linux is what can be termed as the “Power User System” but to be honest this description is a bit misleading. But saying that installing […]

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Latest Posts

  • RFID, Raspberry Pi & LBS
    The experimentation with Raspberry Pi goes on. RFID is the next stage in effective Indoor Location Based Services and to understand this the following is a small project that brings RFID to the Raspberry Pi. A brief history of the...
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  • Hacking Location Based Services & IoT with the Raspberry Pi
    Introduction There are very exciting topics that influenced me over the past few years namely Location Based Services (LBS), The Internet of Things (IoT) and the humble Raspberry Pi.  But first a brief background – I am not a technical...
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  • Arch Linux OpenVPN Server on Raspberry Pi (part 2)
    Once yaourt has been configured, download the “netcfg” package by issuing the following commands; yaourt netcfg There will be a list of programs that have netcfg as a search string. Choose the netcfg by the appropriate number: If you are...
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