Category Archives: Ubuntu

How to Password-Encrypt Compressed Directories on Linux.

Password compression of files is a very important file operation that is usually done for very legitimate reasons like file size reduction (especially when considering memory space) and encryption for security reasons. Since security is very important to computer use, it would be very advisable to password-protect folders (or directories) and files containing personal information… Read More »

A new vantage point for Canonical’s CEO

From Canonical’s CEO, Jane Silber: “I joined Canonical as COO in 2004, excited by the vision of Ubuntu and the possibilities that could unfold from the software, the collaboration with the open source community, the energy of an international, distributed start-up and the impact it could have on the world. When Mark asked me to… Read More »

Ubuntu kills Unity, Mir and Touch, going back to Gnome and to focus on IoT.

With a sad heart Ubuntu, through the mouth of its founder Mark Shuttleworth, has decided to pull the plug on a couple of projects (unity, phones, convergence) under its wings. According to him: “…I’m writing to let you know that we will end our investment in Unity 8, the phone and convergence shell. We will… Read More »

Graphics For Linux: The Pinta Image Editor

One beautiful aspect of the software ecosystem in Linux is that there are variety. From office packages to email and design, Linux has it all. For those Linux’ers out there that do having graphics work the world of the popular Graphics Image Manipulator (GIMP) software is paradise. But there some times when you want to… Read More »

How to install Java development Kit 8 in Ubuntu Linux

By | February 23, 2017

You’ve probably decided to learn Java as a programming knowledge, or want to test programming Java on the Linux platform. But before your write any code in Java you must fist get you tools together. Aside from a Java text editor or integrated development environment (IDE), and the most important one the Java development kit… Read More »

How safe is a Personal Packaging Archive(PPA)?

By | January 20, 2017

  Ubuntu is very software rich. That is, there’re a lot of applications that can easily be installed from the “official” Ubuntu Software Centre. But there are some applications that can only be obtained by adding a PPA to your Linux system. Then the question that should lurk in the minds of a user considering… Read More »

What is a PPA?

By | January 3, 2017

Before we go into the topic (PPA) of the post, I would like to enumerate the different sources for applications for a Ubuntu system organized into four separate areas or “components”, based on the level of support offered by Ubuntu and whether or not the program in question complies with Ubuntu’s Free Software Philosophy. The… Read More »

How To setup Whatsapp Messager on Linux

By | December 17, 2016

Whatsapp has almost become a default chatting app on the planet, especially since it was bought by Facebook. It is loved by many and found in almost any android phone – either shipped with it originally or installed by the user after purchase. Apart from many cool features added to it (like the encryption of… Read More »

Installing Softwares on Linux is Easier than You Think

By | November 30, 2016

No doubt every user must install applications (apps) that he/she likes . And some situations when these apps are not available by default (or bundled) with the distribution of choice. There are two common ways users can get apps on your Linux system as usual; using the GUI and using the command-line. In this post… Read More »