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 »
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.
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 »
Amid the big cash and fierce corporate jockeying around Linux, it’s the developers who truly give the operating system its vitality. The Linux community works, it turns out, because the Linux community isn’t too concerned about work, per se. As much as Linux has come to dominate many areas of corporate computing – from HPC… Read More »
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!
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »