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JingPad Review: A Real Linux Tab for True Linux Fans

If you follow Linux news enthusiastically, you might have come across a new name recently: JingOS. It is a new Linux distribution designed for touch devices. It can also be used as a regular desktop operating system on non-touch devices. JingOS JingOS is not the primary product for Beijing based JingLing tech. They have created...

Pensela: An Open-Source Tool Tailored for Screen Annotations

Brief: Pensela is an interesting screen annotation tool available cross-platform. Let us take a closer look at it. You may have come across several screenshot tools available for Linux. However, a dedicated screen annotation tool along with the ability to take screenshots? And, with cross-platform support? Well, that sounds even better!...

How to Install Zoom on Ubuntu [Beginner’s Tip]

Brief: This beginner’s tutorial show the steps for installing Zoom on Ubuntu, along with tips on using it on other Linux distributions. The ‘work from home’ was existing for years but only a few people chose to work like this. Covid-19 lockdowns made work from home a common scenario. Even the non-IT people had to resume their work activities...

How to Install Ubuntu Desktop on Raspberry Pi 4

Brief: This thorough tutorial shows you how to install Ubuntu Desktop on Raspberry Pi 4 device. The revolutionary Raspberry Pi is the most popular single board computer. It has its very own Debian based operating system called Raspbian. There are several other operating systems available for Raspberry Pi but almost all of them are lightweight....

Screen Recording in Linux With OBS and Wayland

There are tons of screen recorders available for Linux. But when it comes to supporting Wayland, almost all of them do not work. This is problematic because many new distribution releases are switching to Wayland display manager by default once again. And if something as basic as a screen recorder does not work, it leaves a bad experience. ...

Revolt: An Open-Source Alternative to Discord

Brief: 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.Discord is a feature-rich collaboration platform primarily tailored for gamers. Even though you can use Discord on Linux with no issues, it is still a proprietary solution. You can choose to use...

How to Set JAVA_HOME Variable in Ubuntu Linux Correctly

If you are running Java programs on Ubuntu using Eclipse, Maven or Netbeans etc, you’ll need to set JAVA_HOME to your path. Otherwise, your system will complain that “java_home environment variable is not set”. In this beginner’s tutorial, I’ll show the steps to correctly set Java Home variable on Ubuntu. The steps should be valid for most other...

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

There are several graphical tools available for creating live USB. Etcher on Linux is probably the most popular. Ubuntu has its own Startup Disk Creator tool for this purpose. However, advanced Linux users swear by the comfort and swiftness of creating live USBs in Linux terminal using the dd command. The dd command is a CLI tool that...

Zulip: An Interesting Open-Source Alternative to Slack

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 open-source...

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

When you are new to Linux, you’ll often come across advice to never run sudo rm -rf /. There are so many memes in the Linux world around sudo rm -rf. But it seems that there are some confusions around it. In the tutorial on cleaning Ubuntu to make free space, I advised running some command that involved sudo and rm -rf. An It’s FOSS reader...

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