Tag Archives: free software

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 »

Pineapple Funds donates $1 million to the Free Software Foundation

By | February 2, 2018

The anonymous Pineapple Fund has donated $1 million worth of Bitcoin to promote and defend free software, computer user freedom, and digital rights. The Free Software Foundation (FSF) announced it has received a record-breaking charitable contribution of 91.45 Bitcoin from the Pineapple Fund, valued at $1 million at the time of the donation. This gift… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »