23 Sept 2020

SoftMaker FreeOffice: A cross-platform Office suite that’s fully compatible to MS Office

Most Linux users are well-acquainted with LibreOffice – many distributions have it pre-installed. Fewer know its powerful alternative: FreeOffice is a full-fledged office solution with full support for Microsoft Office file formats. It consists of a word processor, a spreadsheet and a presentation program. True to its name, FreeOffice is fully free and available for Linux in 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

FreeOffice is far from a LibreOffice clone. The software is being developed by a German software company with a history going all the way back to 1987. Due to its background, FreeOffice has far more in common with Microsoft Office than with LibreOffice.

22 Jul 2020

Easily Retrieve Lost Data Using Linux's Data Recovery Process

Data recovery is often termed as a process of retrieving data that is lost. In other words, a lost data simply means the file cannot be accessed by both the user and the system. It is a nightmare that no tech-savvy would want to experience. This is because Data recovery also implies that there are chances of losing revenue, time, confidence, documentations, contacts, client information, and much more. 
Everything in your work process is going fine until one day, your system starts showing glitches and the next thing you know is that you've lost data due to system crash or corrupted hardware. 

However, the cloud-saving has made it a bit easier since the data gets synchronized. But, the same cannot be said for other types of data. So at this point, what does one tech-savvy person do? Linux is the answer. Find out more about how Linux has made data recovery easy!

30 Apr 2020

6 Reasons the Future of Software Is Open Source

According to a survey, 69% of IT leaders say that open source is extremely important to an organization's infrastructure software plans.

Open source has come a long way in the past 20 years. Back in 2001, Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer famously labeled Linux a cancer, but these days the tech giant is a platinum member of the Linux Foundation.

The times have changed, and enterprises and big players alike embrace this concept, meaning that they not only use open source but also contribute to it.

Here are some of the most important reasons why the future of software lies in open source.

19 Mar 2020

Linux is the number one in-demand skill: Open source career trends

The trends of the open-source world are constantly changing and so are the open-source skills. According to a report shown by the open-source foundation in the year 2018, there is an increasing demand for employees that are open-source savvy. It also reported that around 87 percent of managers are finding difficulty in hiring talent with open source technology and within this, 83% of employers give priority to the open-source employees.

Today, Linux is the highest-ranked skill in software development and in the job market. According to Jim Zemlin, the executive director of the Linux Foundation, it is made sure that everyone can get access to training and certification of open-source skills with ease. In this modern era, every business is recognizing the need for open source skill and thus the trend of getting Linux certifications is increasing. Today, companies are not hungry for employees with a Linux certification but they are starving for it. This is the reason why companies are ready to pay for the Linux certification if the employees have some primary skills.

This article will shed light on the importance of this skill and its growing demand in the open-source industry.

27 Feb 2020

The Best Tips for Lazy but Smart Linux Home Users

You have probably seen the abundance of smart homes and how they make life easier. These smart homes have been made possible by the Internet of Things and can help users turn lights on and off or play music just by the command of your voice.

To make this possible, you need to have the right hardware and software that can undertake these tasks. Some smart home users have chosen to use Linux to power their homes and have had great success at it.

You need to know the facts about Linux first before using it and familiarize yourself with working around it. Here are some of the best tips for lazy but smart Linux home users to create the best setup.

13 Feb 2020

Penguin Tux - An Interesting story behind Linux Mascot

Any personalized character associated with a group of companies, a corporation, entity, or team is called a mascot. Ever came to think of it how some of the world's most recognizable brands, all have a mascot. Figures like The Michelin Man, Mr. Peanut, and of course, the talking M&Ms are some of the most famous brand mascots we see. In fact, they are almost or even more popular than the actual company logos. With Mickey Mouse turning 90 in 2018 and still having an impressive 98% recognition rate among all age groups, it is safe to say that mascots have a huge role to play in the branding of an organization.

One such old and well-recognized mascot is Tux. Tux is a cutesy, chubby penguin that is sitting down and is an official mascot to Linux Kernel, one of the oldest open source monolithic, Unix-like operating system kernel. The Linux family that is represented by this little waterfowl is based on this kernel and developed on both traditional as well as personal computers and servers, usually in the same format of other Linux distributions on different embedded devices like.

6 Feb 2020

Free and Open-Source Software 2020. Top 5 Interesting Facts

Open-source is taking the world by storm due to its unprecedented ability to unite developers and create a sense of community among programmers. It seems like everyone is ready to embrace the open-source mindset these days because the benefits of such an approach are incomparable to anything we've seen before in the IT universe.

According to the report, almost 80% of companies run part or all of their operations on open-source software, but the figure keeps growing steadily in the last few years. On the other side, a mere 1% of organizations claim that open-source is not strategically important to their overall enterprise infrastructure software plans.

What makes the new IT trend do important and influential on a global scale? In this post, we will discuss the concept of free and open-source software and show you the top five interesting facts about this phenomenon. Let's take a look!