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Linux For You - Apr 2007

April 2008 Issue Vol.6 No.2

Media Centres to Mobiles,
KDE4 is Future Ready
Aaron J. Siego is one of the key hackers driving the development of KDE 4. The goal? To change the way we interact with computers. In this tête-à-tête, the modest Aaron takes us through KDE’s goals, development procedure, execution mode and future plans.

FOSS is Fun: It’s Time We Started Mapping
Now, OpenStreetMap has made things simple enough for you and I to participate in mapping India, accurately! So go ahead and participate in this fabulous open endeavour.

Eliminate Tape Back-ups with FreeNAS and Bacula
The future of back-ups is here, but unfortunately, there aren’t any Delorians.

Zim: A Desktop Wiki and Outliner
I am excited! A wiki concept on my desktop? Here’s what its website says: “Zim is a WYSIWYG text editor written in Gtk2-Perl, which aims to bring the concept of a wiki to your desktop with every page being saved as a text file with wiki markup. With links to other pages being saved automatically as you create them and hierarchical ordering of pages giving it the feel and look of an outliner, this is sure going to be interesting.” Read on...

Build a Professional Website Using Joomla 1.5
We present Part 2 of the series on Joomla. After mastering the basics in Part 1, with this article you will get an overview of Joomla templates, their structures and styles.

What’s New in VMware Server 2.0?
An overview of the promising VMware Server 2.0 Beta.

iPod + Rockbox = Entertainment Extravaganza
Wouldn’t it be great if you could customise an iPod and run third-party software on it? Wouldn’t it be great if you could download games and applications along with the songs and videos you already have? Wouldn’t it be great if all those features were open source and free? Wish no longer. Rockbox offers all those things, wrapped in an easy-to-use installer.
iPod + Rockbox = Entertainment Extravaganza
Wouldn’t it be great if you could customise an iPod and run third-party software on it? Wouldn’t it be great if you could download games and applications along with the songs and videos you already have? Wouldn’t it be great if all those features were open source and free? Wish no longer. Rockbox offers all those things, wrapped in an easy-to-use installer.



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