Category Archives: FOSS

Why Microsoft Creates it Own Linux-based Operating System for IoT.

Microsoft creates a new operating system (OS) for internet of things (IoT) devices – the Azure sphere. And guess what, it based on Linux. Yeah that’s correct. It is the first time Microsoft has publicly released an operating system running the Linux kernel. Of course, looking beyond the surface, this should not be surprising. IoT… Read More »

Automating Stuffs: Introduction to Linux Shell Scripting

In recent times many computer users are comfortable using point-and-click (graphical) user interfaces – GUI – and so any mention of commands becomes scary and disturbing. But as a Linux user the command line interface (CLI) is an integral part of the operating system (OS) and also very necessarily productivity or performance-wise. There still many… Read More »

How to Install Atom Editor in Ubuntu Linux.

A Hackable text editor for the 21st Century! Atom is an open source text editor for all your text needs. But its mostly used and suited for programming and development (coding). A very functional and feature-rich text editor is an invaluable component of a developer toolbox. Atom is open-source (if you have the skills you… Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

How to Install Synaptic Package Manager in Ubuntu Linux

By | August 23, 2018

Synaptic is a graphical package management program for apt. It provides the same features as the apt-get command line utility with a GUI front-end based on Gtk+. If you prefer using a GUI to install apps in Debian and Debian-based systems (ubuntu, mint, etc) synaptic would make it worthwhile.     Features: Install, remove, upgrade… Read More »

How to Install Themes and Make your ubuntu desktop come alive

Sometimes added visual flavours to the Linux desktop can make the user experience all worthwhile. One way of achieving this is the use of themes; which can change desktop appearance and interactions. I will show you how to give your Linux desktop a personalized look and feel by installing themes. NB: Ubuntu 16 Linux used… Read More »