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 »
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 »
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!
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 »
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 »
Free and Open source software (FOSS) have come to play a large role in my PC use. On a daily basis, apart from my Ubuntu Linux operating system itself, I use at at least seven open source software on the average. So much so that when I do find my self on a windows machine… Read More »
Canonical has announced that it’s abandoning plans to develop versions of the Ubuntu operating system that run on smartphones and tablets… and that means the company is also giving up on the unity desktop enviroment that was supposed to provide a “convergence” experience no matter what type of device you were using. Starting with Ubuntu… Read More »