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It's about the User: Applying Usability in Open-Source Software

Open-source software developers have created an array of amazing programs that provide a great working environment with rich functionality. At work and at home, I routinely run Linux on my desktop, using Firefox and LibreOffice for most of my daily tasks. I prefer to run open-source software tools, and I think most Linux Journal readers do too. more>>

Mercurial - Revision Control Approximated

A short while ago, an article appeared in Linux Journal implying Git was the be-all and end-all of source code revision control systems ("Git—Revision Control Perfected" by Henry Van Styn, August 2011). more>>

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Are You Accessible?

Accessibility to people with disabilities is an important issue in web and software development, and the folks at Knowbility, Inc. would like your input about how to better educate people about accessible technology. more>>

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In Search Of... A Few Good Developers

Occasionally I get a chance to poke my head up and see what is new and different and occasionally I get asked if I know anyone that could help.  This is one of those cases. more>>

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Linux Odyssey 2010 - Logging Software

With the ARRL Field Day just around the corner, I decided, in the spirit of my own Linux Odyssey that I should find and use a new logging program. It is the search for this program that prompted these thoughts. more>>

Cross Compiling Options

What is your strategy on cross compilation toolchains? Here we explore a few options: more>>

DIY - requires you to manually start each step, unless you're comfortable enough to script the process. As each step takes ages, this can be a tedious job. However, it gives you full control and insight into each step.
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