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How to Transfer Files Using Xender on Ubuntu Linux

By | September 3, 2016

Xender is a very common file sharing app on android devices, especially because it is considered as being easy to use. The wonderful thing is that the recent version of the app has the ability to share files between an android device (phones and tablets) and Linux though the web browser. Though I’ve written earlier… Read More »

3 open source alternatives to AutoCAD

By | February 14, 2018

Open source computer-aided design software may not have all the functionality of proprietary solutions, but it may have everything you actually need. CAD—computer-aided design or computer-aided drafting, depending on who you ask—is technology created to make it easier to create specifications for realworld objects. Whether the object you’re building is a house, car, bridge, or… Read More »

Pineapple Funds donates $1 million to the Free Software Foundation

By | February 2, 2018

The anonymous Pineapple Fund has donated $1 million worth of Bitcoin to promote and defend free software, computer user freedom, and digital rights. The Free Software Foundation (FSF) announced it has received a record-breaking charitable contribution of 91.45 Bitcoin from the Pineapple Fund, valued at $1 million at the time of the donation. This gift… Read More »

Can Android flourish WITHOUT Google?

By | January 17, 2018

  That was the question that lurked in the back of my mind when I heard the news of Gaël Duval‘s quest to produce an android mobile operating system (OS) – eelo – with little or no influence from Google as much as possible. A mobile OS that should respect users’ privacy and rights –… Read More »

Intel’s Memory Flaw causes Linux kernel redesign and update.

By | January 5, 2018

A fundamental design flaw in Intel’s processor chips has forced a significant redesign of the Linux and Windows kernels to defang the chip-level security bug. Programmers are scrambling to overhaul the open-source Linux kernel’s virtual memory system. Meanwhile, Microsoft is expected to publicly introduce the necessary changes to its Windows operating system in an upcoming… Read More »

How to install Spotify in Ubuntu Linux

By | December 23, 2017

Installing one of the world’s most popular media streaming app.   Since it launch in 2008, Spotify has become a major music, podcast, and video streaming service that have come to be reckoned with. Competing with giants like apple music. Spotify is a web-service that provides digital rights management–protected content from record labels and media companies.   Spotify is a freemium service; basic features are free with advertisements or limitations, while additional features, such as improved streaming quality and music downloads, are offered via paid subscriptions.   Music can be searched for by artist, album, genre, playlist, or record label. Spotify is highly integrated with social media, users can create, edit, and share playlists, share tracks on social media, and make playlists with other users. You can also go through the music collections of friends, artists and celebrities.   Spotify has lived up to expectation as a wonderful web streaming app. It is cross-platform, which means that it’s available for most modern devices, including Windows, macOS, and Linux computers, as well as iOS, Windows Phone and Android smartphones and tablets.   In this post we’d be installing a desktop version of the app available in Linux (a debian package). That is, it is specifically for Debian and debian-based linux operating systems like Ubuntu.   Open the terminal (the command-line interface for linux) in Ubuntu (or any other debian-based linux distro). SHORT CUT: Ctrl + Alt + T. Type in the following commands:   # 1. Add the Spotify repository signing keys to be able to verify downloaded packages:   sudo apt-key adv –keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 –recv-keys 0DF731E45CE24F27EEEB1450EFDC8610341D9410 # 2. Add the Spotify repository echo deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list # 3. Update list of available packages sudo apt-get update # 4. Install Spotify sudo apt-get install spotify-client   You can now enjoy Spotify!!!     Happy Linux’NG!

How to install Ubuntu software (.deb) package from the command line.

By | November 21, 2017

There are a couple of ways to get (install) software package(s) or applications (apps) installed in Ubuntu. The common way is through the Ubuntu software centre. This process is the easiest. It is basically point-and-click style. Many of the intricacies involve in the process are abstracted from the view of the Linux user. But some… Read More »

Gate’s Foundation new Open-source Software to pave the way in Financial services in developing nations.

By | October 25, 2017

Mojaloop is open-source software for financial services companies, government regulators, and others taking on the challenges of interoperability and financial inclusion. For the billions of people living without access to a bank account, simple transactions, like paying rent electronically or registering a child for school, are often out of reach. Although digital financial services are… Read More »

How to install Foxit PDF Reader in Linux (Ubuntu)

By | October 5, 2017

  Foxit PDF Reader (FPR) is a very sophisticated cross-platform PDF reader with rich features. It makes reading portable document format (PDF) documents/files enjoyable in many ways. And most importantly it’s free of to download. Apart from it basic functions of creating, editing, and viewing PDF documents. Foxit Reader has awesome features like; *  Encrypt and digitally signing documents. *  Multiple document tab viewing (my favourite). And so  many more.   Note: there are some features that are available in the Windows version which are  absent in the ubuntu version (e.g. The text-to-speech, TTS, feature – at least out-of-the-box).   INSTALL FOXIT ON UBUNTU STEP 1:  Go to the Foxit website and download the binary package for the Linux distribution (distro) you’re using. (For this post I would be demonstrating on Ubuntu 16). The file should be in this format: FoxitReader_version_setup.run.tar.gz (FoxitReader2.4.1.0609_Server_x64_enu_Setup.run.tar.gz).   STEP 2:  After a successful downloading, extract the the compressed archive. By right-clicking on the archive and the selecting “Extract here” from the drop-down options (To learn how to extract compressed archives on the command line read this).   STEP 3:  The extraction creates an executable file (FoxitReader2.4.1.0609_Server_x64_enu_Setup.run). Simply double click on the executable file and follow the installation steps on the screen.     Happy Linux’NG! 

Why hackathons should insist on free software.

By | September 18, 2017

Hackathons are an accepted method of giving community support to digital development projects. The community invites developers to join an event which offers an encouraging atmosphere, some useful resources, and the opportunity to work on useful projects. Most hackathons choose the projects they will support, based on stated criteria. Hackathons fit the spirit of a… Read More »