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List of Linux Package Managers

This post explains different type of Linux package Managers. List of Linux Package Managers List of Linux packages: apt-get Snapcraft apt-get apt-get is shorten as apt. It appeared in 1998, and it is related to Debian packages. It makes use of .deb packages. A deb package contains only the data for its own application. In […]

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How to make screenshots in Ubuntu

This post summarizes how to make screenshots in Ubuntu OS. How to make screenshots in Ubuntu 22.04 Copy the whole screen to the clipboard Press keys Shift + PrtSc (Print Screen). Copy a region of the screen to the clipboard Press key PrtSc. Some options will be suggested: Selection area: a custom region, whole screen […]

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How to run script AdobeHDS.php on Ubuntu

AdobeHDS is a PHP script that allows to download Adobe HDS videos, by providing for example a F4M manifest file. To run AdobeHDS.php script on your computer you need to have a PHP server. On this post, we are configuring an Apache server with PHP on Ubuntu, but AdobeHDS.php could be run on any other […]

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Free and open source Video Editors for Linux

This post is a non-exhaustive list of free and open source (FOSS) video editors for Linux. List of free and open source Video Editors for Linux Featured video editors: Pitivi Kdenlive Openshot Flowblade Pitivi https://www.pitivi.org It is part of GNOME project. Kdenlive https://kdenlive.org It is part of KDE project. Openshot https://www.openshot.org/ Shotcut https://shotcut.org/ Flowblade https://jliljebl.github.io/flowblade/ […]

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How to update and upgrade Ubuntu from terminal

This post explains how to update and install packages in Ubuntu from a terminal. It also explains how to perform a version upgrade. apt-get and apt is the same command. We use apt in this post because is shorter. To update the package source list or repositories, type this command: sudo apt update Take into […]

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Linux Sound Servers

This post explain what a sound server is, specifically in a Linux context, and provides a list of Sound Server APIs for Linux.   What is a sound server? A sound server is software that manages the use of and access to audio devices, usually a sound card. It commonly runs as a background process […]

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How to configure Eclipse for Python on Ubuntu

Eclipse is a free and open source IDE (Integrated Development Environment). One of its characteristics is its compatibility with multiple programming languages. Some of them (like Java, C++ or PHP) are integrated by default in Eclipse but other require additional configurations that must be completed by the user. This is the case of Python. PyDev […]

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How to convert a standard Ubuntu Computer into an audio Studio

This post is about how to convert a computer with vanilla Ubuntu OS installed into a FOSS DAW. The steps will be quite similar for other GNU/Linux distributions, but extra steps may be needed, for example, to allow JACK working on real-time. Ubuntu 21.10 is the version tested. Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) is a device […]

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How to install JRE or JDK in Ubuntu

This post explains how to install or update Java components JRE or JDK in operating system Ubuntu. It may be compatible with other Debian-like or Ubuntu-like Linux distros, like Linux Mint, etc.   Step-by-step Procedure 1. Install repository Open a terminal. Install repository from command line: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:<repositoryaddress> The repositories I found were (you […]

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How to check from command line if your user has admin rights

Linux Using sudo command You can run a command like this: timeout 2 sudo id && echo Access granted || echo Access denied Mac OS X Using sudo command You can use the same timeout command on Mac, but you need to install coreutils. To install coreutils using brew: brew install coreutils You might be […]

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