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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 »

THE CHINESE DOMAIN SCAM AND OUR REACTIONS AT FOSSNAIJA.

Last month (May 8 to be precise) we got a very interesting email from one Albert Liu (albert@chinaregistry.org.cn) which was in retrospect with the intention to scare us into purchasing unwanted domains from him and possibly other scam trick he’s got up in his sleeves. Claiming to be a staff of the Chinese domain name registration, he wrote that a company, Hongbo Ltd,… Read More »

How To Install WPS Office On Linux

WPS Office is an acronym for Writer, Presentation and Spreadsheet. It is a cross-platform freemium office application that is developed by KINGSOFT. It is light-weight and feature-rich. The Linux version of the software is being developed by a volunteer community. There are free, premium and professional versions available.  With the free version, you’d do OK. WPS Office includes the… Read More »

How To Install Zoom Video Conferencing App On Linux

With the recent COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the world, leading to lockdown in a different part of the world, the importance of staying in touch has been brought to the fore. This could be with family members, friends, employees, civil servant and presidents. Communication is now essential in keeping up to date and/or ensuring that essential… Read More »

How to Install Terminator, a Linux Terminal Emulator on Steroids

There is a default terminal emulator (or terminal for short) that come pre-installed in every Linux distro. The terminal is the command-line interface through which you can type in commands and carry out other text manipulation on Linux. This is so irrespective of the fact that many modern Linux distros support very beautiful and intuitive graphical user interface for every day Linux use cases.… Read More »

HOW TO INSTALL COMPOSER ON LINUX

By | February 29, 2020

Composer is a command-line package manager for the PHP programming language. Composer helps in managing dependencies and libraries that are required when developing PHP applications. So if you’re developing a PHP app and you need some third-party libraries you can declare them in the “composer.json” file; while composer will go ahead to install the libraries… Read More »

Microsoft Wants to Stop Supporting Windows 7 Switch to Linux Now

By | January 13, 2020

Microsoft has announced that it would be ending it extended support for its Windows 7 operating system (OS) on January 14, 2020. and recently that paid windows 7 extended security updates (ESU) would be provided through January 2023. according to Microsoft, the ESU would be sold per device basis. What that means is that if… Read More »

How to Merge Multiple Disk Drive Partitions into One in Linux

By | November 11, 2019

This tutorial shows you how you can create a single partition on a disk drive with many smaller fragmented partitions easily. There are many situations that can lead to the population of a disk drive by different fragmented partitions. For instance, you might want to repurpose a USB thumb drive that has been used to… Read More »