Category Archives: FOSS

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 »

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 »