Raspberry Pi Media Center The Raspberry Pi as a media center

May 22, 2013

Tired of that big clunky media center unit taking up shelf space in your living room? We'll show you how to put together a tiny multimedia system with the versatile and ever-popular Raspberry Pi.

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Stellarium Explore the Night Sky with Stellarium

May 20, 2013

What shines in the dark is often hidden by clouds. Stellarium provides a clear view of the stars plus a lot of astronomical data.

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Linux-Controlled Model Train Python, Linux, and Lionel trains

May 20, 2013

Controlling a miniature train empire with concurrent Linux processes.

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Simon Voice Control Controlling Linux with voice input

Feb 22, 2013

Simon is a sophisticated speech recognition tool with easy access to two powerful speech recognition engines, Julius and CMU Sphinx.

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Workspace – Tools of the Trade Useful applications and tricks

Feb 22, 2013

As someone who writes about Linux and open source software for a living, I have tools and tricks that are essential for my daily computing. In this installment of the Workspace feature, I share my personal favorites with you.

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LibreOffice Macros Automating Libreoffice with macros

Feb 22, 2013

in addition to its comprehensive tool set, Libreoffice packs a built-in Basic-like scripting language that can be used to automate repetitive tasks and extend the suite’s default functionality.

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Defragmentation Optimizing data organization on disk

Feb 22, 2013

Defragfs optimizes files on a system, allowing videos to load faster and large archives to open in the blink of an eye.

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Virtualizing Windows 8 Windows 8 with VMware and VirtualBox

Nov 26, 2012

How does the latest Windows work in a virtual machine? We tried out Windows 8 as a guest system in vMware Workstation and virtualBox on Linux.

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