Category Archives: FOSS

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 »

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 »

WebMaker APP: Offline Web Development Play-Ground

By | August 20, 2019

The true Open-source alternative to CODEPEN for offline web development. WebMaker app (WMA) is a free and open-source front-end web development application. A good way to describe it is as an offline version of codepen. Codepen is one piece of software that has come to play a very important role in my front-end developer journey.… Read More »

How To Install And Setup Git In Linux

What is git? Git is a distributed code revision software created by Linus Torvalds, (yes the creator of Linux). Git is used in project/source code version control. That simply means that it ensures that you can save your work (any coding project) at a particular point in time – versions. Each save is called, in… Read More »

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 »