Category Archives: List

6 Commands you must know to be Productive on the terminal.

The Linux command line (CL) is a wonderful tool, that gives you power beyond normal point-and-click. With it you can unleash the full force of the open-source operating system for any purpose. Yet many new comers shy away from using it. Though it can seem daunting and intimidating at first, looking more like a no-go… 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 »

6 popular open source applications you might not know are open source.

By | December 1, 2016

There are many applications that are awesome and are widely used by many people today that they do not know are free and open source software or apps (FOSS). One of the common misconception about FOSS is that it is not good enough for the general public (only for hackers and programmers). So to disprove… Read More »

5 Ways to Backup Files on Your Computer

By | November 16, 2016

To ‘back up’ is not a strange phrase in computer circles, it simply means keeping files somewhere outside your computer system – either for security or safety reasons. And you must be able to retrieve such files when necessary. In a previous post we advised to always back up as an insurance against loss or… Read More »

6 Things to do after installing Ubuntu 14

1. Connect to the Internet This is the golden rule (in my humble opinion) of using Linux. Almost everything revolves around Linux being connected to the internet – from updating, downloading softwares to using FOSS social networks. So this is the first thing you should ensure is working on your system before every other processes… Read More »

10 common terms every Linux user should know

Distro: it is a shortened word for ‘distribution’; and a distribution is a particular brand of GNU/Linux operating system – like Redhat, Fedora, Ubuntu, and Debian. Shell: this is the program that reads your command input and runs the specified commands. The dollar sign (`$’) preceding the cursor is called the shell prompt; it tells… Read More »