Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

The Magic of Teaching the ‘Computer Challenged’

Filed under
GNU
Linux

The next week I was able to regain about 70 percent of the original files on her hard drive…the ones with no real world substance. That hard drive is the one on which she allowed me to install Linux. Marilyn is now a happy Linux user.

Read more

More in Tux Machines

Ubuntu 17.10 Finishes Its Transition to Python 3.6, Ubuntu 16.10 EOL Coming July

Canonical today published a new installation of the Ubuntu Foundations Team weekly newsletter to inform the Ubuntu Linux community on the progress made since last week's update. Read more

6 Linux clipboard managers to boost your productivity

During a recent episode of Bad Voltage, each presenter had to name a small Linux utility we were surprised more people didn't regularly use. Fellow Opensource.com Community Moderator Ben Cotton suggested this topic would be of interest to the Opensource.com community, and I think he's correct. Thanks for the suggestion, Ben. The item I chose to highlight is a clipboard manager. For those of you not familiar with a clipboard manager, it's a small program that runs in the background and keeps a history of everything you save to the clipboard. It sounds simple, and it is, but it will likely boost your productivity more than you'd initially anticipate. It also comes in handy when you copy something, only to realize that means you've lost something else in the clipboard that you actually needed. Read more

7 great open source tools to power your marketing stack

Today's digital marketers use an ever-increasing amount of software to plan, organize, execute, measure, and report on marketing campaigns. Marketers often refer to the various software they use as the "marketing stack." In many cases, that software is proprietary. There are several very good reasons why marketers should consider building out their marketing stack on open source software. One is that there's an excellent range of open source software they can choose from; here are three others. Read more

Ubuntu Budgie 17.04 – new kid on the block

Generally speaking, Ubuntu Budgie 17.04 left a nice impression on me. You can order your own copy of this operating system here. It felt solid, fast and stable. There were no glitches apart from the screen-related issue at the very beginning of the boot process. There were issues here and there of various severities. If Debian wallpapers in Ubuntu-based distribution can only cause a smile, the software search issues in the default package manager are something that should be really dealt with. Read more