Why hackathons should insist on free software.

By | September 18, 2017

Hackathons are an accepted method of giving community support to digital development projects. The community invites developers to join an event which offers an encouraging atmosphere, some useful resources, and the opportunity to work on useful projects. Most hackathons choose the projects they will support, based on stated criteria. Hackathons fit the spirit of a… Read More »

How To Install Let’s Encrypt Certificate On Godaddy Shared Cpanel Hosting

By | September 4, 2017

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 »

You can now download UBUNTU Linux from the Windows Store

By | August 21, 2017

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 »

How to Install Opera Browser on Ubuntu Linux for free VPN.

By | August 15, 2017

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 »

How to install phpmyadmin on Linux (Ubuntu)

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 »

5 myths busted: Using open source in higher education

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 »

How to install LAMP server in Linux (Ubuntu)

  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 »

NEWS: Linux Kernel 4.12 has been Released!

Linus Torvalds released Linux kernel 4.12 on Sunday, July 2 and remarked how it was “one of the bigger releases historically.” Indeed, just shy of 12,000 commits, only 4.9 was significantly larger, and that was because Greg Kroah-Hartman declared it an LTS release. Despite Torvalds’ unassuming comment about how there’s “nothing particularly odd going on”… Read More »

Why I have come to love Ubuntu Linux.

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 »

Why Does Open Source Really Matter? It’s about Control, Not Code

A very beautiful piece I would love to share. It would go a long way in answering some lingering questions in the minds of some of those anti-open source advocates. Enjoy below. *** Why is open source software so popular today? You might think it’s about money, open standards or interoperability. Ultimately, however, the most… Read More »