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Graphic Server for IoT, mir, released

By | October 11, 2018

Mir is a wonderful software product from  Canonical, the makers of Ubuntu Linux. It has announced the release of mir application (mir 1.0.0). The very first major release by the Mir team.     Mir is graphics rendering server that can be used to render graphics on the screen of internet of things (IoT) devices. It… Read More »

Ubuntu Linux is everywhere and connecting everything

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 Acquiring GitHub for 7.5 Billion Dollars

Microsoft has finally hit the nail squarely in a much rumoured deal of acquiring GitHub.     Though the talks for the acquisition has been on and off for while according to rumours from unnamed persons close to the companies. Finally the rumours have been put to rest as it announced on June 4 that… Read More »

Microsoft is Making love to Linux in the Windows store.

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 »

7 Open Source Alternatives to DreamWeaver.

Looking for an open source alternative to Dreamweaver or another proprietary HTML/CSS editor? Let’s round up some of your options. Not all that many years ago, pretty much every webpage on the Internet was, at some level, designed painstakingly by hand. It was tough, and before CSS really took hold and became well supported across… Read More »

Why these 5 myths about the Linux command-line are false

By | February 27, 2018

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 »

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 »

Can Android flourish WITHOUT Google?

By | January 17, 2018

  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 »

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.

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 »