Hackvalue - Tales from the trenches of specialized web hosting and development

Hackvalue is the corporate blog of Loco, a company that does lots of interesting stuff gravitating around Free and Open Source software and licensing, web development, and anything else that we find interesting.

In this particular part of the blog all content is English, but if you have no problems reading Dutch, then the Dutch part of this blog might also be interesting for you. It caters to a slightly different crowd.
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Installing Fedora 11 on an ASUS Eee Box

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Armijn Hemel, July 20, 2009, 7547 views.

The ASUS Eee Box is a nettop machine. Installing Linux on it is a bit of a challenge, because the machine does not have a DVD-player. With the right tools it is nevertheless quite easy.

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Multilingual websites and webapplications using PHP and Smarty, part 1: detecting languages and locales

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Joor Loohuis, July 12, 2009, 14173 views.

Supporting more than one language in a website or webapplication has become a core feature of many projects. This series of articles explains how you can detect languages and locales, and how you can use Smarty to produce interfaces with support for languages and locales that are easy to maintain.

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Access your Thunderbird address books and calendars from anywhere

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Joor Loohuis, July 8, 2009, 11246 views.

WebDAV is an excellent light weight storage facility for the Thunderbird mail client. With a few choice extensions it can be turned into a personal information manager with globally accessible data sources for calendars and address books.

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Setting up WebDAV with Apache

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Armijn Hemel, July 2, 2009, 7758 views.

Web based storage with WebDAV can be set up in minutes using the Apache webserver.

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