How-to install open source USBasp and USBtiny drivers on Windows

Ray writes with this technique for installing open source drivers on Windows. I came across a surprisingly simple approach to installing USBasp and USBtiny drivers for all versions of Windows — XP, 7, 8, 8.1, whether 32-bit or 64-bit, all inclusive! As you may know, installing open-source drivers such as USBasp and USBtiny have been […]

Improved digital voice P25 decoding with DSDPlus

We previously posted about the DSD digital decoding software and it’s usefulness with the RTL-SDR dongle and other signal sources. Now there’s a newly released version known as DSDPlus which promises to deliver improved decoding and clearer audio of unencrypted APCO Project 25 (P25) radio signals. This program is designed to be used with your […]

andLinux: seamlessly run Linux apps on Windows

Michael Reed of LinuxJournal has posted this review of the andLinux distro. Primarily he gives it positive marks, while pointing out concerns about security and the age of the distro from which it’s derived (Ubuntu 9.04), as well as the fact that Linux apps cannot make use of a processor’s multicores. You can tryout the […]

Intro to MinGW: Compile pirate-loader

MinGW is a Windows port of the open source GCC compiler. It will compile native Windows executables from C, C++, and a few other languages. In this post we document our experience compiling the pirate-loader bootloader application. Pirate-loader, originally written for Microsoft Visual C, is a C program that uploads a new firmware to the […]

Bus Pirate support in Windows Flashrom port

Flashrom is an open source utility for working with flash storage chips. It supports a bunch of flash chips commonly used on motherboards to hold the system BIOS. biosflasher (Carl-Daniel Hailfinger) recently added Bus Pirate support to Flashrom. Now pgeorgi has released a Windows port of Flashrom with Bus Pirate support, and biosflasher committed the […]