Tag Archives: Foss

Support Open source: Hacktoberfest 2022 is Upon Us, Preptember is here!

By | September 14, 2022

Hacktoberfest is an annual event that encourages people to contribute to open-source projects. It was started in 2014 by DigitalOcean and GitHub, and it now happens every year in the month of October. Hacktoberfest, DigitalOcean’s annual month-long commemoration event dedicated to the promotion and celebration of open source is entering its ninth year, and it… Read More »

Mozilla Launches a Virtual Private Network (VPN) Service

By | July 31, 2020

No doubt if you have been using computers, most especially when accessing the internet, you would have come across that yellow logo above. That is the ubiquitous logo of an internet giant – Mozilla. To take its online privacy one step further, Mozilla has decided to venture into the VPN space by launching its own… Read More »

Ubuntu Linux is everywhere and connecting everything

By | July 19, 2018

Ubuntu Linux is a very user-friendly desktop distribution (distro) of Linux that has played a significant role in bringing the Linux operating system to the ‘general’ public of computer users. It had become a success story of the strengths of the free and open-source software methodology of design software. Many people have come to fall… Read More »

Microsoft is Making love to Linux in the Windows store.

By | April 12, 2018

Bringing the unmatched Linux experience to the world of windows is being made possible by Microsoft through its windows subsystem for Linux (WSL) that has been released as open-source software to the public. Though the then newly appointed CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, publicly declared Microsoft’s love for Linux, many in the free and open… Read More »

3 open source alternatives to AutoCAD

By | February 14, 2018

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 »

How to install Spotify in Ubuntu Linux

By | December 23, 2017

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.

5 myths busted: Using open source in higher education

By | July 24, 2017

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 »

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

By | June 20, 2017

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 »

How the internet is strengthening coding communities and e-societies (in Nigeria)

By | June 18, 2017

Whether we like it or not, digital technology is making it easier for technology enthusiasts and fanatics alike to create associations and interact in ways not possible before. This has been (in fact still being fueled) by information explosion propagated through the internet. The internet is one of the factors that have catalyzed globalization. It… Read More »