Category Archives: FOSS

What is The Linux Swap Partition?

During the installation of many modern Linux distributions, the hard drive (HDD) is automatically partitioned with the necessary file system (which include the Swap partition) to make the installation process simple as possible. After installation you can check your swap partition by entering the ‘free’ command in the terminal:     But there are some… Read More »

Microsoft is Making love to Linux in the Windows store.

Bringing the unmatched Linux experience to the world of windows is being made possible by Microsoft through its windows subsystem for Linux (WSL) that has been released as open-source software to the public. Though the then newly appointed CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, publicly declared Microsoft’s love for Linux, many in the free and open… Read More »

7 Open Source Alternatives to DreamWeaver.

Looking for an open source alternative to Dreamweaver or another proprietary HTML/CSS editor? Let’s round up some of your options. Not all that many years ago, pretty much every webpage on the Internet was, at some level, designed painstakingly by hand. It was tough, and before CSS really took hold and became well supported across… Read More »

Why these 5 myths about the Linux command-line are false

By | February 27, 2018

USING THE command-line (CL) is scary for many computer users especially those using Linux. All effort is wielded to avoid it as much as possible. One major reason for this trend is that many of such users are coming from using an operating system (OS) where important stuffs were done point-and-click style using only the… 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 »

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.

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!