Arch Linux Ends Support for 32-Bit Systems

Full Article : It’s FOSS – Brief: Arch Linux joins the growing list of Linux distributions that terminated support for 32-bit systems. Arch Linux has ended support for i686 architecture i.e 32-bit systems. This is not a sudden decision because an announcement was made in January this year. Decreasing popularity was … Read more

How to Use GNOME Shell Extensions [Complete Guide]

Full Article : It’s FOSS – Brief: This is a detailed guide showing you how to install GNOME Shell Extensions manually or easily via a browser.  While discussing how to install themes in Ubuntu 17.10, I briefly mentioned GNOME Shell Extension. It was used to enable user themes. Today, we’ll … Read more

How to Install Firefox Quantum in Ubuntu and other Linux Right Now

Full Article : It’s FOSS – Brief: The game-changing Firefox Quantum is here to reclaim the lost userbase. Here’s how to install Firefox Quantum in Linux right now. The latest version of Mozilla’s web browser Firefox is called Quantum because it’s blazing fast. It has been coded in Rust instead … Read more

How to Show Battery Percentage in Ubuntu 17.10 [Quick Tip]

Full Article : It’s FOSS – Brief: This quick tip shows you how to display battery percentage in Ubuntu 17.10 that uses GNOME desktop environment. One of the radical new features in Ubuntu 17.10 is the introduction of GNOME as the default desktop environment. And since it is a … Read more

Zorin OS: From the Hobby Project of Two Teenagers to a Growing Startup

Full Article : It’s FOSS – Brief: Two teenagers created a Linux distribution 8 years back. Today it has become a prominent name in the Linux world. Read the story of Zorin OS. The CEO and the co-creator of popular Linux distribution Zorin OS, Artyom Zorin shares a few … Read more

How to Install Themes in Ubuntu 17.10

Full Article : It’s FOSS – Brief: This beginner’s guide shows you how to install themes in Ubuntu 17.10. The tutorial covers installation of icon themes, GTK themes and GNOME Shell themes. Newly released Ubuntu 17.10 looks good but it can be tweaked to look better. One of the reasons … Read more

A Tale of Two Arches: ArchLabs and ArchMerge

Full Article : It’s FOSS – Brief: The rapidly growing Archlabs Linux distribution has split into two as the developers clash. As a result, we now have a new Linux distribution called ArchMerge.  Distros are made by teams. Sometimes those teams don’t get along. This is the story of … Read more

Lightweight Linux Distribution antiX-17 Released!

Full Article : It’s FOSS – One of the best lightweight Linux distributions, antiX has just released its latest version, antiX-17 code-named “Heather Heyer”. The new release is based on Debian 9.2. Like Devuan Linux, antiX is one of the systemd-free Linux distributions.  AntiX-17 supports both 32-bit and 64-bit … Read more

Cutegram: A Cuter Telegram Application for Linux

Full Article : It’s FOSS – Brief: Cutegram is an unofficial Telegram client for desktop Linux. It provides more features than the official Telegram client itself. Telegram is one of the best instant messengers for Linux and it definitely needs no introduction. It is loved by the community because … Read more

Ubuntu’s Parent Company Canonical is Heading for an IPO

Full Article : It’s FOSS – Earlier this year in April, Canonical, the creators of Ubuntu, announced that they would be making some major changes. One of the biggest changes was the end of development for the Unity desktop and Canonical’s mobile efforts. There were also a large number … Read more

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Release Date and New Features

Full Article : It’s FOSS – Brief: This is a continually updated article to inform you about Ubuntu 18.04 release date, features and everything important associated with it.  Ubuntu’s founder Mark Shuttleworth has just revealed the codename of Ubuntu 18.04. It’s called Bionic Beaver. This is not surprising considering … Read more

Use Mender to Provide Over-the-air Software Updates for Embedded Linux Devices

Full Article : It’s FOSS – Brief: Mender is an open source tool for updating your embedded devices safely and reliably, over the air. This helps to solve the problem of updating embedded and connected devices. Internet of Things and connected devices are everywhere. And though they solve a number … Read more

Linux Foundation Introduces Open Source License Agreement for Data Sharing

Full Article : It’s FOSS – Brief: In open source philosophy, you share source code. Why not share data along the same line? That’s what Linux Foundation’s Community Data License Agreement tries to address. I am here at the first day of Open Source Summit 2017 Europe edition, in … Read more

How to Switch from GNOME to Unity in Ubuntu 17.10 [Quick Tip]

Full Article : It’s FOSS – Brief: If you are feeling nostalgic, you can easily install Unity in Ubuntu 17.10. Here’s how to do it. The most talked about feature of Ubuntu 17.10 is the switch to GNOME. Ubuntu has done quite a good job in making Unity users … Read more

Linux Foundation is Offering a Whopping 40% Discount on Cloud Certification Courses

Full Article : It’s FOSS – Brief: The Linux Foundation is offering a whopping 40% discount on its cloud training courses on Kubernetes, OpenStack and Cloud Foundry. Open Source jobs are in demand. Cloud technologies are in demand.  Put two and two together and you can guess that having … Read more

9 Recommended Things to do After Installing Ubuntu 17.10

Full Article : It’s FOSS – Brief: Here are the essential things to do after installing Ubuntu 17.10 in order to give yourself a better and smoother experience after the fresh installation of Ubuntu 17.10. Ubuntu 17.10 has been released. By now, you might have seen the new features in Ubuntu 17.10 and … Read more

Take Your Linux Desktop Back To Stone Age With Ubo Icon Theme

Full Article : It’s FOSS – Brief: If you want to give your Linux desktop a real vintage look, try Ubo icon theme. This hand drawn icon theme will make your Linux desktop look like Flintstones’ computer. Legend has it that Ubo Icons were created with a ballpoint pen and … Read more

Franz Combines all Your Messaging Apps in a Single Application

Full Article : It’s FOSS – Brief: Franz is a free to use application that combines different messaging services like WhatsApp, WeChat, Facebook Messenger, Gmail, Telegram, Skype, Slack and other chat applications in one application.  In this social media age, you just don’t want to miss an update. With … Read more

How to Switch to Xorg from Wayland in Ubuntu 17.10 [Quick Tip]

Full Article : It’s FOSS – Brief: This quick tutorial shows you how to go back to Xorg from Wayland in Ubuntu 17.10 and vice versa. One of the main new features in Ubuntu 17.10 is the addition of Wayland as the default display server. As more and more … Read more

7 Best eBook Readers for Linux

Full Article : It’s FOSS – Brief: In this article, we are covering some of the best ebook readers for Linux. These apps give a better reading experience and some will even help in managing your ebooks.  Lately, the demand for digital books has increased as people find it … Read more

XikiHub: The Social Command Line

Full Article : It’s FOSS – Brief: A new Linux project named XikiHub has been spotted on Kickstarter. It aims to add a social community feature right into the Linux command line. In 2014, Craig Muth developed an open source alternative shell called Xiki (executable wiki) which combined shell and GUI … Read more

Interview With Linux Training Academy Founder Jason Cannon

Full Article : It’s FOSS – Since a number of It’s FOSS reader requested more information on career aspects of Linux, we are going to ask Jason Cannon, CEO of Linux Training Academy, to share his expert opinion on Linux career, certification and online courses. We’ll also talk about … Read more