Tag Archives: free software

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

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 »

You and the Shadow of open Source Software

By | March 15, 2017

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 »

Russian Bill makes Free Software a Public Priority

By | December 7, 2016

Legislators have drafted a bill that will boost Free Software on multiple levels within the Russian Federation’s public sector. The draft, approved by the Russian Federation’s Duma (lower chamber) in mid-October, requires the public sector to prioritise Free Software over proprietary alternatives, gives precedence to local IT businesses that offer Free Software for public tenders,… Read More »

Free vs. Non-free Softwares: the blurred edges.

By | September 21, 2016

The main feature that distinguishes free from non-free software is not price, but freedom. So even if you are not paying for a particular software it doesn’t mean that it is free software. To clarify this issue let get some definitions going…             Proprietary (Non-Free) Software A proprietary software is… Read More »