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How to Install Geany IDE on Linux

Geany is a cross-platform, feature-rich full-blown integrated development environment (IDE), that you can get on Linux. One good reason I like using the Geany IDE is because of automatica compiler recognition; once a compiler of a programming language is installed on a PC  you don’t need any further configuration to start using the compiler to write programs. Geany locates the compiler in the system automatically for you. So if you need a very light-weight IDE for most of your programming (especially languages where you need to compile the source code), I would advise you to go for Geany.  Other reasons you should try geany include , but not limited to, the following;  It is lightweight. This is very important as it does not require heavy system resources (like memory). And it loads super fast. Only necessary plugins are packaged with it , even though more plugins can  be downloaded for extended functionalities. It can used for simple text editing and, and as a result of a large number of supported files can be used for any programming purpose as a capable IDE. Geany saves and refreshes sessions automatically. You can continue from whee you stopped working after a close. Popularity. It is commonly found in the software repository of different Linux distributions (distros). It is “free”. Both as in freedom (you can share modify and share it) and as in “free beer” you can download and install for free. It supports many popular programming languages like JAVA, Python,  Go, JavaScript, C/C++, Lisp, Pascal, Fortran,  and so many more. INSTALLATION Geany is available in the software center and package archives of many Linux ditros. Simply search for “geany” and install with a click. Using the command line You can install geany in the different Linux distros using the following command combinations; Debian/Ubuntu: To get the newer versions of geany you can use the command; Add the PPA to your system Update system Software archives; Before installing; Fedora Linux Arch Linux   USING SOFTWARE CENTER You can also use the software center of your particular Linux distro to install geany; simply enter the name – geany – into the search box and hit enter. From there you can install geany with a one simple click. You can start using one of the best IDEs on Linux right away. Happy Linux’NG! If you enjoy our articles please share. 🙂 Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

How to Install FileZilla FTP Client on Linux

Upload Files directly to an FTP Server. Creating a website is already hard don’t make it harder to upload the files (of the website/app) to your server – just use the free and open-source FileZilla. You could use the command line interface (terminal) for speed and those that are very proficient at typing commands. But… 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 »

Install GIMP If You Want PHOTOSHOP On Linux.

And bring your graphics creativity to life. GIMP (GNU IMAGE MANIPULATION PROGRAM) is a very powerful and flexible, free and open-source image editor that can be used for image retouching and editing, free-form drawing, converting between different types of image formats, and many other graphic-related tasks. GIMP contains very useful tools to make your work… 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 »

3 Workable Ways of Connecting Linux PC To The Internet.

By | February 20, 2019

The internet has become an integral part of our digital life. With the advent of the web browser, along with other web technologies that sprang up as a result of it, staying offline is presently almost impossible. Sending and receiving emails, media streaming, with the many social networks here and there, there is no doubt… 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 »

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 »