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You and the Shadow of open Source Software

The world of open source is not a distant wonderland where everybody lives happily ever after – as many would like to paint it. Instead of being a far-to-reach utopia, open source is closer to you than you think even more than your shadow – huh, just think about that for a moment. There are… 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 »

First FOSS server in Nigeria courtesy Web4Africa

By | September 6, 2016

I received an email from Web4Africa, yesterday and in it was a news announcement that it has launch the “first FOSS mirror in west Africa at miror.ng”. The happy thing about it is that the project is physically hosted (located) in Nigeria. For those of you who do not know, Web4Africa is a reputable domain… Read More »

Browsing on Ubuntu Linux with Etisalat USB modem

STEP 1 – Plug the Etisalat usb modem into one of the USB port and wait for red the power indicator light on n the modem to turn blue. The modem should be automatically detected and the setup window/wizard should appear. But if not, go to the upper-right side of your desktop an click on… Read More »

Software licensing and FOSS

Since software most of the time is written by somebody (like art: paintings, music, books) and hence it constitute a type of intellectual property that is usually governed by copyright laws. And some countries guide them by patent laws. For a software to be distributed, only the software author could specify the term to do… Read More »

Linux installation: Dual-booting with Windows 7

In a previous post I showed how you can install a Linux distro using the VMware virtualization software. In this post we would do the same thing, but this time installing directly to the computer hard drive along side windows (7). There are some things that should be put in mind first. First make sure… Read More »

6 Things to do after installing Ubuntu 14

1. Connect to the Internet This is the golden rule (in my humble opinion) of using Linux. Almost everything revolves around Linux being connected to the internet – from updating, downloading softwares to using FOSS social networks. So this is the first thing you should ensure is working on your system before every other processes… Read More »

Install any Linux operating system using VMware

There are two methods that, as a new Linux user, you can choose; using a virtualization software (VirtualBox, VMware etc) or partitioning your hard drive (i.e. installing alongside windows). Or if you have a spare computer to spare (which I doubt) you could use the whole hard disk to install Linux. It is advisable to… Read More »

10 common terms every Linux user should know

Distro: it is a shortened word for ‘distribution’; and a distribution is a particular brand of GNU/Linux operating system – like Redhat, Fedora, Ubuntu, and Debian. Shell: this is the program that reads your command input and runs the specified commands. The dollar sign (`$’) preceding the cursor is called the shell prompt; it tells… Read More »