Author Archives: ALEXANDER WAYNE OMOROKUNWA

About ALEXANDER WAYNE OMOROKUNWA

A Linux enthusiast with a focus on enriching the Nigeria Linux experience and keeping a keen eye on Ubuntu and other Foss related developments.

Get Free Unlimited Private Repositories From GitHub

By | January 11, 2019

GitHub has announced that it now allows unlimited private repositories (“repos” for short). For those who don’t know, GitHub is an online code-hosting platform using the open-source version control software system called git. Code stored on GitHub can be modified and improved upon any an individual developer or group of developers; and any changes made… Read More »

Get Root Privileges Using the sudo Command.

By | December 31, 2018

The sudo command The sudo (super do) command in Linux is used to give certain user(s) only a few super (root/administrator) permissions. And with those granted permissions a regular user can issue root commands to carry out any administrative tasks on the system. If you want to use sudo to run commands as a regular… Read More »

How to Format USB Thumb Drives in Ubuntu Linux

By | November 30, 2018

Every now and then we find ourselves in need of ways to formatting USB drives. There are many ways to format USB thumb-drive or SD card in Linux, but in this post I would show you a fast and easy of doing that without installing any additional software. NB: Ubuntu 16.04 was used for this… Read More »

Extern OS: the Linux you wish you had

By | October 26, 2018

One of the beautiful aspect of the Linux world is the availability of a variety of Linux distributions (ditros) to choose from. Ranging from the ones that powers space hardware (like rockets and the ISS) to the ones that can power your refrigerator; Linux has it all. Popular ones you would likely hear about include… Read More »

How to Install Fortran Compiler in Linux

By | October 22, 2018

  In this post I will show you how you can set up a Fortran development environment in some easy steps in ubuntu Linux. GFORTRAN     Though there are many different Fortran compilers available for Linux systems; I will be installing gfortran (or GNUFortran), the Fortran compiler from GNU,( the custodian of many prominent… Read More »

How to Create Your Own Linux Commands

By | October 15, 2018

  Who does not like to have the power to create things? Among many powers, Linux gives you the ability to create commands; or wrap default Linux commands in any new command of your choice. Actually you will not be creating new commands (like “cat”, “ls” or “touch”) that could be used on any Linux… Read More »

Graphic Server for IoT, mir, released

By | October 11, 2018

Mir is a wonderful software product from  Canonical, the makers of Ubuntu Linux. It has announced the release of mir application (mir 1.0.0). The very first major release by the Mir team.     Mir is graphics rendering server that can be used to render graphics on the screen of internet of things (IoT) devices. It… Read More »

How to Install Anbox in Ubuntu Linux

By | September 18, 2018

  Anbox is a an a contained android emulating platform for Linux systems. Simply put Anbox allows you to run android applications natively-ish on Linux systems. In this post I will show you how to install it on Ubuntu Linux systems. The only way, for now, to get Anbox is to through its snap version.… Read More »

How to Install and Use Snap Applications in Linux

By | September 1, 2018

Snaps applications (snaps) are apps that are bundled using the snap software package distribution system; that was developed by canonical (the company behind the development of ubuntu Linux distribution). And it has become a major way some popular desktops apps are installed on ubuntu. And many other Linux distribution also now supports snap packages. The… Read More »

What is Snap: The Raving New Way Software is Distributed in Linux?

By | August 28, 2018

If you’re an ubuntu user for quite some time, you could have been recently hearing about Snap or snap applications (snaps). But you’ve been wondering about what they are and why they are becoming the norm in installing software (and apps) in Linux, how many snap apps are available and how you could use them.… Read More »