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Life on Planet Firefox

Writing apps for the new Firefox OS phones

Sep 10, 2013

Cooking up an app for the Firefox OS is in no way difficult. All you need is a good measure of HTML and a dash of CSS. A few drops of JavaScript will bring it all to life.

Visual Programming with Alice

Alice 3.1

Sep 09, 2013

If you can use your desktop environment, then you can also write programs: All you need is your mouse, the Alice IDE, and some time to experiment.

Replicant: The Struggle for Free Mobile

The Struggle for Free Mobile

Aug 26, 2013

Most people are under the impression that Android is free software, so why the need for Replicant, a project that describes itself as a “fully free Android distribution”?

The One-Watt Server

Home Router as a Mini-Server

Aug 22, 2013

Many devices now run Linux – but mostly as closed source firmware that you cannot access. We show how to use OpenWrt to free the TL-MR3020 router from its proprietary firmware and convert it into an all-around server for your home network.

Communication in the Post-PRISM World

PRISM Break: Part 1

Aug 12, 2013

Linux users didn’t need the recent NSA eavesdropping scandal to convince them that securing communication was a good idea. For years, free software developers have been creating secure tools that offer similar functionalities to all of those popular but very leaky services with ridiculous names.

Fresh Memory: Learning Aid

Self-Test

Aug 09, 2013

When memorizing facts, learning, storing, and processing internalizes the subject matter. The Fresh Memory program offers various methods to help you anchor the facts in your memory.

Reimagining the Virtual Desktop

Final Term

Jul 30, 2013

A new Linux terminal emulator tries to bring the command line into the 21st century and bridge the gap to the graphical user interface.

Convert an Android Device to Linux

Linux on a Droid

Jul 16, 2013

If you want to install Linux on an Android device, you have several options. We examine some of the possibilities.

Getting System Info with I-Nex

Inventory

Jul 16, 2013

Thanks to I-Nex, users can see an overview of all their important hardware inventory information, such as graphics cards, processors, and hard drives.

Generating QR Codes in Linux

Creating and Reading QR Codes

Jul 02, 2013

With the right tools, you can create your own QR code squares with information you want to share on a business card, in a letter, or on your website.

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