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Let's spice up the console

Spicing up the Console for Fun and Profit, Part 1

Command-line terminals and the shell have been an integral part of all *NIX systems from the beginning. The shell is the universal interface between a *NIX system and its users, and the terminal…

The Python and PHP connection...

Connecting to MySQL with Python and PHP

We all know the power of MySQL — one of the most used open source databases and a challenge to proprietary products of the genre. Python and PHP are well-known scripting languages. We…

HTML + JavaScript = Android App

Build Android Apps Using HTML with PhoneGap

With all the hubbub around Android, it’s tempting to make an app yourself. But considerations like, “I don’t know Java,” or “I’m just a Web developer and haven’t ever done app development,” hold…

Typing Turtle Activity

Exploring Software: Sugar on Fedora 15, the Spice for Children

One of Fedora’s spin-offs is Sugar On A Stick (SOAS), which can be installed as an additional desktop environment. It’s unlikely that readers will use Sugar as their working environment; but if you…

Get in the ring!

Locking Horns: Fedora 15 ‘Lovelock’ v/s Ubuntu 11.04 ‘Natty Narwhal’

The two titans of the free software operating system arena, Fedora and Ubuntu, usually time their distribution releases a few days apart. This makes the competition between the two fiercer than it would…

Goodbye, and thanks for all the fish!

Unix-to-Linux Migration Has Come of Age

If you’ve often wondered whether you ought to migrate your Unix system to Linux, this article will answer your question! The driving force behind every migration is the promise of a better tomorrow….

Let's create an online forum

Set Up Your Own Forum Using phpBB

Clichéd as it may sound, we do live in the age of the social media. It is normal for humans to gather in groups and communities — offline, and online too. We love…

Press me to get started

WordPress Multi-site Servers on Production Machines

Everybody knows how to set up a LAMP machine and get a WordPress site running, using the famous three-minute installation. But how many of you can actually get WordPress 3’s new multi-site capability…

What's up with the DEs!

Exploring Software: Unity, GNOME Shell and the Notification Area

Do the new desktops succeed in creating intuitive, simple-to-use and distraction-free desktop environments? It is hard to be passionate about something that everyone does! I was reminded of this by a blog about…

It's Natty time...

Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal Review

The latest and greatest version of Ubuntu, 11.04 Natty Narwhal, was released on April 28, 2011. Ubuntu is now the most popular desktop operating system, and with this release, Canonical has made some…

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