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Revolt: An Open-Source Alternative to Discord

Monday 13th of September 2021 01:10:08 PM
Revolt is a promising free and open-source choice to replace Discord. Here, we take a look at what it offers along with its initial impressions.

How to Set JAVA_HOME Variable in Ubuntu Linux Correctly

Friday 10th of September 2021 07:30:48 AM
Your Linux system is complain that "java_home environment variable is not set"? Learn and understand how to set java home path in Ubuntu Linux correctly.

How to Use the dd Command to Create a Live USB Drive in Linux Terminal [For Experts and Adventurers]

Tuesday 7th of September 2021 05:35:56 AM
The Linux purists swear by the dd command for creating live USB in Linux. Understand how this dd command works and how you can use it for live USB creation.

How to Run Java Programs in Ubuntu

Tuesday 7th of September 2021 02:27:29 AM
New to Java or Ubuntu or both? Learn how to compile and run Java program in Linux terminal on Ubuntu.

Run Web Applications in Linux Using Tangram Browser

Monday 6th of September 2021 01:31:37 PM
Tangram is a browser that aims to help you run and manage web applications in Linux. Let's take a look at how it works.

Getting the Top Indicator Panel Back in GNOME

Sunday 5th of September 2021 10:48:13 AM
There are no indicator applets in recent versions of GNOME. Learn how to get the top icons back in the panel using this nifty GNOME extension.

Neither Windows, nor Linux! Shrine is ‘God’s Operating System’

Saturday 4th of September 2021 03:58:02 AM
We've all used multiple operating systems in our lives. Some were good and some were bad. But can you say that you've ever used an operating system designed by God?

How to Install Dropbox on Ubuntu Linux

Friday 3rd of September 2021 11:44:40 AM
Dropbox is one of the most popular cloud services with native Linux support. Learn the easy steps for installing Dropbox on Ubuntu.

Best Web Browsers for Ubuntu and Other Linux Distributions

Wednesday 1st of September 2021 04:04:59 AM
What are your best options when it comes to web browsers for Linux? Here are the best web browsers that you can pick for Ubuntu and other Linux distributions.

Ubuntu Server vs Desktop: What’s the Difference?

Tuesday 31st of August 2021 12:21:30 PM
Ubuntu server or Ubuntu desktop? Which one should you use? What's the difference between the two? Here's a comparison of Ubuntu server and desktop editions.

Zulip: An Interesting Open-Source Alternative to Slack

Monday 30th of August 2021 11:24:48 AM
Brief: Zulip is an open-source collaboration platform that pitches itself as a better replacement to Slack. Let us take a closer look. Messaging and collaboration platforms make a big difference when it comes to your work. While there are several options available, Slack is a popular one used by many organizations. But, what about an […]

How to Install Google Chrome on Debian and Kali Linux

Monday 30th of August 2021 06:29:00 AM
You won't find Google Chrome in the repositories of Debian because it is not open source software. Here's how you can install Chrome on Debian and Kali Linux.

Linux Jargon Buster: What is sudo rm -rf? Why is it Dangerous?

Sunday 29th of August 2021 06:38:18 AM
Why is sudo rm -rf a dangerous command in Linux? Should you run it at all? What happens if you run this command?

How to Change and Manage Background Wallpapers in Ubuntu [Beginner’s Tip]

Friday 27th of August 2021 08:42:37 AM
This beginner's guide will explain various ways of changing desktop background in Ubuntu, along with some additional wallpaper management tips.

How to Easily Install Debian Linux

Thursday 26th of August 2021 03:13:30 PM
Install Debian with firmware and drivers by using the correct ISO. This is the simplest way of installing Debian Linux system.

Icons Look too Small? Enable Fractional Scaling to Enjoy Your HiDPI 4K Screen in Ubuntu Linux

Tuesday 24th of August 2021 06:49:16 AM
Icons, applications, menus and everything else looks too small on a UHD screen in Ubuntu. The fractional scaling feature will help you enjoy your HiDPI screen.

Ulauncher: A Super Useful Application Launcher for Linux

Monday 23rd of August 2021 02:04:54 PM
Ulauncher is a fast application launcher with extension and shortcut support to help you quickly access application and files in Linux.

Install AnyDesk on Ubuntu Linux [GUI and Terminal Methods]

Saturday 21st of August 2021 11:18:00 AM
This beginner's tutorial discusses both GUI and terminal methods of installing AnyDesk on Ubuntu-based Linux distributions.

Linux Phones: Here are Your Options

Saturday 21st of August 2021 06:07:49 AM
Not Android, not iOS? Looking for a real Linux-based phone? Here are your options when it comes to a Linux-based smartphone.

How to Download Audio Only Using youtube-dl

Thursday 19th of August 2021 06:53:04 AM
You can use youtube-dl to download only audio files from the online videos. Here's how to download entire playlists in MP3 format.

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  • How to play Dungeon Defenders on Linux

    Dungeon Defenders is a hybrid multiplayer video game developed by Trendy Entertainment. The game was released on Microsoft Windows, Xbox, iOS, Mac OS, Linux, etc. Here’s how to play the game on Linux.

  • How to play Company of Heroes on Linux

    Company of Heroes is a real-time strategy game developed by Relic Entertainment. The game takes place during WWII and was released on Windows, OS X, iOS, Android, and Linux. Here’s how you can play Company of Heroes on your Linux PC.

  • How to Install TeamViewer on Ubuntu Linux

    TeamViewer is a popular cross-platform tool that allows a user to remotely access and control another user’s computer in an easy and secure way. File sharing, remote desktop control and web conferencing between computers are all possible using TeamViewer. TeamViewer is useful for providing remote customer support in organizations, collaborating with colleagues who are far away, and connecting to your own device remotely. This article will walk you through the process of installing TeamViewer on Ubuntu systems.

  • How to Upgrade Ubuntu 21.04 to 21.10 Impish Indri

    Ubuntu has officially released the Ubuntu 21.10 codenamed Impish Indri. This has seen the introduction of GNOME 40 as the default desktop, and sadly GNOME 41 did not make the final cut. The release also introduces Linux Kernel 5.13 among new applications and other back-end performance improvements.

  • How to Extract Tar Bz2 File in Linux - ByteXD

    In this tutorial, we will be showing you how to use tar command to extract tar.bz2 files. Tar stands for tape archive, and it is one of the most used commands that deals with compressed archive files. Bz2 stands for bzip2. It is a specific compression algorithm. The tar command comes pre-installed in most Linux distributions. The tar utility is used to compress and extract files using different algorithms. Tar supports a wide array of compression algorithms such as gzip, bzip2, xz, lzip, etc.

  • How to mount ISO in Kubuntu Linux - Darryl Dias

    Dolphin file manager in Kubuntu (Tested this in Kubuntu 21.04) does not ship with Mount ISO option in the right click menu, but with the help of the dolphin-plugins package we can add this and many other features.

  • Setup OpenWRT on BPi-R2 | Zamir's Board

    It’s pretty easy to get OpenWRT start and running on BPi-R2. However, I realized that I need to extend the root filesystem to the whole disk, which is where the struggling starts.

GNOME Gingerblue 2.0.0 Recording Software supports XSPF 1.0

GNOME Gingerblue 2.0.0 is Free Recording Software for GNOME. In the 2.0.0 release I have added support for XSPF 1.0 from Xiph.org. Read more Also: Free Software Review: Balena Etcher couldn’t be easier for writing ISO images, but do they really need telemetry? – BaronHK's Rants

5 open source tabletop RPGs you should try

Open source arrived in the pen-and-paper RPG industry back at the turn of the century, when Wizards of the Coast, publisher of Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons, developed the Open Game License (OGL). Many publishers have since adopted the OGL themselves or use similar licenses, such as Creative Commons. Today is Free RPG Day. It's the one day a year you can go to your friendly local game store and pick up, at no cost, a free tabletop role-playing game from some of the biggest publishers in the hobby. If you don't have a local game store or can't get out to a game store, some free RPG sampler downloads are available from Dungeon Crawl Classics and Paizo. But not everything for Free RPG Day is available as a download, so I've collected five of my favorite open source tabletop games that you can download and play. Read more

xfce4-terminal 0.9.0 development release

  Welcome back! Since I became maintainer of xfce4-terminal I've worked on replacing deprecated parts of the codebase, closing old bugs and merging Merge Requests which have been sitting around for a while. Read more