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Can LibreOffice 7.0 Be The Awaited Microsoft Office Alternative?

Thursday 6th of August 2020 03:35:54 PM
LibreOffice is one of the most well-known open source office suites out there. It starts as a continuation of OpenOffice, which is no longer under active development after Oracle bought its parent company, Sun, in 2010. Version 7.0 of LibreOffice was released yesterday, with tons of improvements everywhere both in performance and in the overall […]

Things To Do After Installing openSUSE Leap 15.2

Wednesday 5th of August 2020 11:00:00 PM
openSUSE releases “stable” images each 8 months called Leap. There’s also a rolling release branch coming from openSUSE called “Tumbleweed”. It has the latest and freshest packages coming from everywhere. However, those packages are less stable than the Leap branch, because they are very bleeding-edge. Currently, the latest stable version of the Leap branch is […]

openSUSE 15.2 Is The Mercedes-Benz of Linux Distributions

Sunday 2nd of August 2020 07:18:53 PM
There are many common aspects between openSUSE as a Linux distribution, and Mercedes-Benz, as a German car manufacturer. If they were to be summarized in one word, it would be: Quality. openSUSE is a very elegant Linux distribution which was started back in 2006. The distribution did very well in providing its users with the […]

Linux Distros Used BootHole Vulnerability Patches.. To Destroy the Boot

Saturday 1st of August 2020 04:29:16 PM
BootHole is a newly discovered security vulnerability that affects Linux systems using UEFI Secure Boot feature. The vulnerability allows full root access once exploited in the host system. Patches across many different Linux distributions were shipped before the weekend to fix the security issue. However, after applying the patches and rebooting their systems, many users […]

Secret Way To Hide Any File or Folder From File Manager View on Linux

Tuesday 28th of July 2020 07:52:06 PM
Sometimes you may need to hide a file or folder from your home directory, but without modifying its name (E.g renaming example to .example) and also without removing it or moving it somewhere else. You just want to leave it in the same location, but without seeing it in your file manager view again. This […]

If Coronavirus Happened in ’90s, Proprietary Software Would’ve Been a Disaster

Sunday 26th of July 2020 12:32:04 AM
She starts the day by opening her Ubuntu-powered laptop, she had an assignment to finish last night, which she did using LibreOffice. Today, there’s a virtual classroom with the teacher, where everyone will be able to easily communicate together using Jitsi, just inside their Firefox web browser. Some educational materials are needed, of course, which […]

My Linux Kernel Didn’t Support My Bluetooth Adapter, So I Patched It

Saturday 18th of July 2020 03:42:33 PM
I bought a cheap Bluetooth 5.0 adapter from a local market (What a mistake!), and it was too cheap to the level that it didn’t have a vendor name on it. Probably one of these poor-quality adapters that are being sold everywhere. Sadly, it didn’t work on my Linux distribution (Kernels 5.5, 5.6, 5.7..). Bluetooth […]

Linux Mint 20 Continues to Excel in All Tasks

Friday 17th of July 2020 09:07:01 AM
Few weeks ago Linux Mint 20 was released, based on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. The Mint team always base their distribution on the LTS versions of Ubuntu, so that it can enjoy the long-time updates support and the stability LTS releases generally have compared to the 9-month-cycle releases. We are going to explore the new Linux […]

Axelor is a Powerful Open Source Business Platform

Wednesday 15th of July 2020 08:19:34 AM
Axelor is a low code & BPM platform having a huge number of business apps and modules. It is one of the best open source alternatives to traditional ERP software due to the business use cases it can fulfill and the features it provides, as you’ll see later in this review Many open source business […]

Lubuntu 20.04 Is an Absolute Nightmare of a Linux Distribution

Friday 19th of June 2020 05:00:51 PM
I tried Lubuntu 20.04. I wish I didn’t. I have never seen any more horrible Linux distribution than this in my entire lifetime. And I assure you that I have tested at least +200 Linux distributions in that short life so far. We did a review a year ago about Lubuntu 19.04, citing many bugs […]

How to Install Chromium as a DEB Package on Ubuntu 20.04

Wednesday 17th of June 2020 10:11:51 PM
One of the most negatively-received updates in the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS release is that the famous Chromium browser was changed from being a DEB package (Debian package as .deb) into being a Snap package. This rendered the browser useless because it takes 10 seconds to launch each time you want to use it, and it […]

Live Sketch Your Educational Screencasts With Flameshot on Linux

Saturday 13th of June 2020 03:01:46 PM
Flameshot is one of the best screenshot tools that work on Linux. The beautiful thing about Flameshot is that it allows you to do modifications on the screenshots that you just took in-place; Meaning that you don’t need to open the image in another image editing program to do your edits, as you can do […]

5 Awesome Command Line Open Source Password Managers

Sunday 7th of June 2020 09:26:58 PM
Many people seem to like the idea of using the command line for more daily and routinely tasks. The command line is an indeed powerful way to do many tasks quickly without having to waste time in dealing with GUIs. If you are one of those people who like the command line that much, then […]

Let’s Discover Xubuntu 20.04 With Xfce 4.14; A Review

Tuesday 2nd of June 2020 11:12:31 PM
One of the most gorgeous flavors of Ubuntu is Xubuntu, which is shipped by default with the Xfce desktop. Xfce is a very practical desktop environment that not only “just works”, but is also beautiful in its own characteristic way. Xubuntu 20.04 is the first LTS release to ship with Xfce 4.14, making it also […]

Ubuntu MATE 20.04 Is More Polished, Beautiful & Stable Than Ever

Saturday 23rd of May 2020 04:56:12 PM
We chose Ubuntu MATE 19.10 to be the distribution of the year back in 2019 on the FOSS Post. The release was quite unique and full of newly-introduced features back then. With Ubuntu MATE 20.04 LTS, the comfortability of using Ubuntu MATE as a daily driver for most consumer users has reached new levels. The […]

Discuss Your Changes Before Sending Git Pull Requests

Sunday 10th of May 2020 04:34:40 PM
I have been working for many years now as an open source software developer. I enjoy doing that, but there are some issues that happen when new contributors want to send me a pull request to one of the projects I maintain. The main issue is that new contributors tend to send me pull requests […]

Hands on Ubuntu 20.04: The Long-Awaited LTS

Saturday 9th of May 2020 05:03:59 PM
Around 2 weeks ago Canonical announced the availability of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. An LTS that has been awaited for a very long time since Ubuntu switched into the GNOME desktop by default. It is true that 18.04LTS was there, but it was still a new user experience at the time and many users were hesitant …

Here are the 5 Open Source Prototyping Tools [Updated]

Friday 1st of May 2020 04:57:33 PM
The open source ecosystem is continuously improving. Many years ago we didn’t have specialized apps for engineering, banking, accounting, designing or other type of use cases, but now we do. Each day, new developers are starting to introduce more niche apps for the open source app catalog. In the case of UX and UI designers, …

Things To Do After Installing Fedora 32

Tuesday 28th of April 2020 07:37:00 PM
Fedora releases a new version in approximately every 6 months. Each now version is supported with updates for 13 months in total. The distribution is a good place to get the latest stable software and technologies consistently. The latest stable version is currently Fedora 32, you can download it from the Fedora official website. If …

Uncover Hidden Settings for your GNOME Desktop with Dconf

Monday 27th of April 2020 08:57:00 AM
GNOME desktop lacks a serious set of UX improvements when it comes to displaying possible functionalities for each application and their settings. Sometimes users end up not even knowing about the existence of these settings and what they could do for them. What is Dconf, D-Bus and GSettings? As a background story, you should know …

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Deepin Linux Gets V20 (1000) Update With New Rules For Version Number

It has been over four months since the beta release of Deepin 20 and we’re still waiting for its stable version. Now with the latest system update, Deepin 20 series has a new release, but with a new rule for the system version number. Instead of using the previous point version number scheme, Deepin Linux will now comply with the unified naming specification. Under the scheme, any new release or system update from Deepin will use the major version number plus (minor version number), such as 20 (1000), 20 (1010), and so on. Read more

Stable Kernels: 5.7.14, 5.4.57, 4.19.138, and 4.14.193

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Ubuntu Kylin Point Release Boosts Desktop Performance by 46%

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Open source is more than code: Developing Red Hat Satellite documentation upstream

The code base for Satellite begins upstream and moves downstream. Until recently, the Satellite documentation did not follow the same journey. In this post, I will outline what has been happening with Satellite documentation over the last year and how this benefits both the Foreman community and Red Hat Satellite users. The Foreman and Katello projects are the upstreams of Red Hat Satellite. The discussions and contributions that take place in the vibrant upstream community help shape the Red Hat Satellite code base. Red Hat’s open source and community strategy has made Red Hat Satellite a robust and flexible product that can manage complex management workflows. Read more