Author Archives: flambeau

How to Use the eopkg Commands to Manage Packages in Solus Linux

As a distribution built from scratch, the number of packages available in Solus repositories is limited, unlike Arch-based distributions that have AUR. But Solus compensate it with the support for Flatpak and Snap packages. The package manager for Solus Linux is eopkg which is based on PiSi (Packages Installed Successfully as Intended), the package manager […]

Google’s Flutter Apps are Coming to Desktop Linux Thanks to Ubuntu

Flutter is Google’s open-source UI toolkit that helps developers build native apps tailored for Web, Android, iOS, and macOS (alpha stage). You might want to check out their GitHub page and documentation to learn more. As of now, there’s no proper support for Windows — but it’s something in-progress. But, the good news is — […]

BLM Effect: Linux Kernel to Adopt an Inclusive Code Language, Blocks Terms like Blacklist-Whitelist and Master-Slave

You probably are aware of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement that started in the US. After the George Floyd case, the BLM movement has gone global. This recent wave of BLM movement has inspired people to erase terms, names, statues that have racist legacy. Some businesses have change their product names. Aunt Jemima, Mrs […]

Btrfs to be the Default Filesystem on Fedora? Fedora 33 Starts Testing Btrfs Switch

While we’re months away from Fedora’s next stable release (Fedora 33), there are a few changes worth keeping tabs on. Among all the other accepted system-wide changes for Fedora 33, the proposal of having Btrfs as the default filesystem for desktop variants is the most interesting one. Here’s what Fedora mentions for the proposal: For […]

On the Personal Edition Controversy, LibreOffice Board Assures the Community That it Will Remain Free Software Forever

LibreOffice 7.0 will be released in soon and you may see it labelled as Personal Edition. This labelling and its tagline have created a sort of controversy. LibreOffice Personal Edition? What’s the issue? LibreOffice is working on the major release of version 7.0. An alert beta user noticed that LibreOffice 7.0 is labelled as Personal […]

How to Enable Snap Applications Support in Linux Mint 20 (If You Really Need to Use Snap)

The newly released Linux Mint 20 doesn’t have Snap support enabled by default. Sooner or later, you may encounter a situation where an application version is only available as Snap package and then you need to enable Snap support. If you go about enabling Snap in Mint 20 like you do in other Linux distributions, […]

Meet RecApp, a New Screen Recording App for Linux Desktop

Brief: RecApp is a simple open-source screen recorder tool. It doesn’t boast of huge features but gives you enough to record your screen with a simple user interface. We have plenty of screen recorders available for Linux. Abhishek prefers to use Kazam while I like using SimpleScreenrecorder. Neither of us use the GNOME’s built-in screen […]

How to Make a Transparent Background in GIMP [Step by Step Guide]

Removing the background is one of the most used graphic design procedures. There could be many reasons why you would want to do that. For example, you don’t like the background, you want to add the image to another background, or you simply want to make the image transparent. When you make the image background […]

Purism’s Ultra-Secure Linux Machine is Now Available in a New Size

Purism is well-known for its privacy and security focused hardware and software while utilizing open-source technologies. Not to forget the latest Purism Librem Mini. After a good success with Librem 15 and 13 series laptops, Purism has unveiled Librem 14. Librem 14 looks like a perfect laptop for an open-source enthusiast who’s concerned about the […]

openSUSE Leap 15.2 Released With Focus on Containers, AI and Encryption

openSUSE Leap 15.2 has finally landed with some useful changes and improvements. Also, considering the exciting announcement of Closing the Leap Gap, the release of openSUSE Leap 15.2 brings us one step closer to SLE (SUSE Linux Enterprise) binaries being integrated to openSUSE Leap 15.3 next. Let’s take a look at what has changed and […]