Category Archives: Linux

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 »

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! 

How To Install Let’s Encrypt Certificate On Godaddy Shared Cpanel Hosting

By | September 4, 2017

Using graphical/web interface. The Let’s encrypt (LE) SSL certificate is a free distributed certificate for websites to create secure (encrypted) server-client communication. LE certificate can be installed on multiple domains. The only caveat to using LE is that it expires every 90 days, and hence need renewal every 3 months. But if you are proficient… Read More »

You can now download UBUNTU Linux from the Windows Store

By | August 21, 2017

Microsoft announced at its Build 2017 developer conference earlier this year that Ubuntu would be heading to the Windows Store, and now the popular Linux distribution (distro) is available to download. Ubuntu — like SUSE Linux and Fedora, the other two forthcoming Linux distros heading to the store — runs in a sandbox alongside Windows… Read More »

How to Install Opera Browser on Ubuntu Linux for free VPN.

By | August 15, 2017

In three simple steps. The Opera browser is one very common browser in Africa when it comes to usage on mobile devices (phones and tablets). But on the desktop/laptop placement its not so prominent. Apart from the fact that the popular windows installation comes with it default edge (and Internet Explorer) browser, only a “relatively”… Read More »

How to install phpmyadmin on Linux (Ubuntu)

The MySQL database server can be administered using the command line, by running commands in the terminal. But it is more convenient and less tedious to use a graphical user interface (phpmyadmin) – most especially for those who are not comfortable with entering commands on a terminal. phpMyAdmin is a free and open source GUI… Read More »

5 myths busted: Using open source in higher education

How a PhD student finished his degree in fine arts using Linux despite the naysayers. Have you ever heard someone say, “It’s impossible to do X with Linux”? Me too. This is the story of how I busted the myths about open source in my own head and used Linux to finish my PhD in… Read More »

How to install LAMP server in Linux (Ubuntu)

  The LAMP server stack is an acronym for a combination of open source software: Apache (web sever), MySQL (database server) and PHP (programming language) on a Linux machine or computer. The LAMP server stack is a very popular and formidable setup for successful dynamic web development. Though there are some come common all-in-one installation… Read More »

NEWS: Linux Kernel 4.12 has been Released!

Linus Torvalds released Linux kernel 4.12 on Sunday, July 2 and remarked how it was “one of the bigger releases historically.” Indeed, just shy of 12,000 commits, only 4.9 was significantly larger, and that was because Greg Kroah-Hartman declared it an LTS release. Despite Torvalds’ unassuming comment about how there’s “nothing particularly odd going on”… Read More »