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Good Example Projects Using Embedded Linux

Good Example Projects Using Embedded Linux

Getting good example projects using embedded Linux today is not as hard as it was decades ago. Furthermore the projects are open source therefore giving you a better insight into what they entail. Read on to get a better understanding and appreciation for embedded Linux.
Back That (Linux Machine) Up!

Back That (Linux Machine) Up!

There’s more than one way to backup your Linux box - whether you’re happy using the dd command or would prefer a more user-friendly option, creating backups, archives and images of your data is vital for successful disaster recovery.

The Best Open Source Licenses Quiz

Understanding Open Source licenses is not as easy as you may think. As a matter of fact, there are a lot of bells and whistles that a potential developer willing to use such a license misses. Think you know everything about these licenses? Take the quiz to find out.

A Guide to Linux for Entertainment

Linux has been making inroads in entertainment, perhaps ever since Linux had a working graphical user interface. The advent of user created content (UCC) has accelerated the development of Linux as a creative platform and this article highlights the options you have to make Linux entertaining.
Using a Windows and Linux Machine Together

Using a Windows and Linux Machine Together

There are many reasons why you might want to use a Windows and Linux machine together. For instance, you might wish to connect them across a network or with an Ethernet cable, or simply share files between the two computers to use for word processing or other regular tasks.
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