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 »
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 »
The anonymous Pineapple Fund has donated $1 million worth of Bitcoin to promote and defend free software, computer user freedom, and digital rights. The Free Software Foundation (FSF) announced it has received a record-breaking charitable contribution of 91.45 Bitcoin from the Pineapple Fund, valued at $1 million at the time of the donation. This gift… Read More »
That was the question that lurked in the back of my mind when I heard the news of Gaël Duval‘s quest to produce an android mobile operating system (OS) – eelo – with little or no influence from Google as much as possible. A mobile OS that should respect users’ privacy and rights –… Read More »
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. Spotify is a freemium service; basic features are free with advertisements or limitations, while additional features, such as improved streaming quality and music downloads, are offered via paid subscriptions. Music can be searched for by artist, album, genre, playlist, or record label. Spotify is highly integrated with social media, users can create, edit, and share playlists, share tracks on social media, and make playlists with other users. You can also go through the music collections of friends, artists and celebrities. Spotify has lived up to expectation as a wonderful web streaming app. It is cross-platform, which means that it’s available for most modern devices, including Windows, macOS, and Linux computers, as well as iOS, Windows Phone and Android smartphones and tablets. In this post we’d be installing a desktop version of the app available in Linux (a debian package). That is, it is specifically for Debian and debian-based linux operating systems like Ubuntu. Open the terminal (the command-line interface for linux) in Ubuntu (or any other debian-based linux distro). SHORT CUT: Ctrl + Alt + T. Type in the following commands: # 1. Add the Spotify repository signing keys to be able to verify downloaded packages: sudo apt-key adv –keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 –recv-keys 0DF731E45CE24F27EEEB1450EFDC8610341D9410 # 2. Add the Spotify repository echo deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list # 3. Update list of available packages sudo apt-get update # 4. Install Spotify sudo apt-get install spotify-client You can now enjoy Spotify!!! Happy Linux’NG!
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 »
Mojaloop is open-source software for financial services companies, government regulators, and others taking on the challenges of interoperability and financial inclusion. For the billions of people living without access to a bank account, simple transactions, like paying rent electronically or registering a child for school, are often out of reach. Although digital financial services are… 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!