26 Dec 2013

I have no intention of ending my relationships with Linux

Serge Sounchio
I didn't know it (Linux) existed until the day I was introduced to it. That's a chance event for some, but for me it was part of a plan.

It was in 2009 that someone installed a Linux distribution (Ubuntu) for me because my feeble little hard drive capacity (8 GB) would accept nothing else. From that moment on I began to learn to understand it and to trace its evolution. I came across many other distributions, Debian, CentOS, Kubuntu, and Fedora, to name only a few.

In time my connection with it became stronger than just my own interest; that was when I created the Open Source club in my school; two years later I founded the Open Source Laboratory, an association for the promotion and popularizing of Libre/Open technologies.

In all my efforts and research to find solutions for problems in my environment I have been welcomed by the Emmabuntüs collective whose distribution has been adopted by my followers.

To this day our relationship has been working perfectly and I have no intention of ending it.

Text written by: Serge Sounchio, Chairman of the Laboratoire Open­Source Yaoundé Cameroon, and translated by David d'Emmabuntüs.

24 Dec 2013

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Hello to all my readers!

Yes, this is that time of the year again! It is time for me to tell you

Merry Christmas!

Happy New Year!

I wish you all the best in the coming year!

And as a part of my Christmas / New Year presents for this year, there is my article re-published in Russian in the magazine User and Linux. You can read it here on the page 45. The original English version is here.

19 Dec 2013

A collection of 12 Tweaks for Ubuntu and related OS

Here are some tweaks I used on Ubuntu 12.04. Most of them had been gathered from the net.

Many thanks to the dedicated Linux users who posted them.

13 Dec 2013

Order your personal copy of Fedora 20!

You may be aware that the newest version of Fedora 20 will be released on the 17th of December 2013. I am happy tell you that pre-ordering of disks with this distribution is now open!

You can pre-order your own copy of Fedora 20 right now. It means that a DVD with your favourite OS will be burnt for you as early as possible, and dispatched on the day of release, or soon after. Dispatched to anywhere in the world.

How you can get the DVD? Go to http://buylinuxcds.co.uk site, purchase the Fedora DVD from there, and in the PayPal comments state that you want version 20. That's easy.

To help you even further, here is a mini-shop that you can use straight away. It supports PayPal checkout, similar to Buy Linux CDs site. And you even don't need a PayPal account to pay - you can do this with your credit a debit card! T&Cs from Buy Linux CDs site apply.

UK (2.00 GBP):
Fedora 20 pre-order (UK)

USA (6.50 USD):
Fedora 20 pre-order (USA)

Other countries (4.50 GBP):
Fedora 20 pre-order (Other countries)

And yet another alternative: you can purchase the same disks via eBay.

10 Dec 2013

How to configure keyboard layouts in Xfce (video)

I have recently written an article about configuring multiple keyboard layouts in different Linux desktop environments: Xfce, Cinnamon, MATE.

That was a text version.

Today I will show you a video about keyboard layouts configuration in Xfce.

I hope you will enjoy!

The link to the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5olesKalEc

5 Dec 2013

Conky - Highly Configurable Desktop Monitor

Conky, or call it an "Active Wallpaper", is an application that can display dynamic information on what's going on with the computer on our desktop.

Conky is highly configurable in its looks, in what and how it displays, whether text, bar, graph or special iconic fonts and how often and where-about on the screen, in all three dimensions.