Top 10 Free and Open Source productivity tools to get stuff done

Top 10 Free and Open Source productivity tools to get stuff done

Open source software is software that is free to use, modify, and distribute. Many people find that open source productivity software is just as good, if not better, than proprietary software. In this blog post, we'll take a look at the 10 best pieces of open source productivity software and explain why they are worth using. 1. LibreOffice:   LibreOffice is a free and open source office suite that includes tools for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and more. It is a great al…

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RGB Delight on Linux: We can have nice things too!

RGB Delight on Linux: We can have nice things too!

There's no doubt about it, the latest NZXT cases like the H7 Flow are absolutely amazing from both a performance and aesthetics point of view. However why have a tempered glass window in your case if there's nothing nice to look at inside right? You want them RGB fans and LED strips in order to really show off your FPS monster build. Well those were my thoughts at least when I went ahead and purchased my new case and several overly expensive RGB fans (model: NZXT AER RGB2). I opted to connect t…

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Strip metadata and resize using ImageMagick

Strip metadata and resize using ImageMagick

Ever had to put up some ad on Craigslist or Ebay only to be told your photo filesize is too large? Life is too short to manually resize and compress multiple files to the appropriate specs. Also you might want to remove your metadata as well before uploading. ImageMagick has you covered!

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Getting started with GPG

Getting started with GPG

Privacy and encryption go together like peanut butter and jelly. At the very heart of most encryption strategies is a set of keys and a key exchange. Most of you have probably already heard of PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) and are confused about GPG. Generate a strong 4096 bit key gpg --full-generate-key List generated keys gpg --list-secret-keys Upload key to default servers gpg --send-keys Specify a specific remote server gpg --keyserver hkps://keyserver.ubuntu.com --send

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Pacman package manager basics

Pacman package manager basics

Installing a package sudo pacman -S Searching for a package sudo pacman -Ss Removing packages To remove a single package, leaving all of its dependencies installed: sudo pacman -R To remove a package and its dependencies which are not required by any other installed package: sudo pacman -Rs Cleaning the package cache The built-in option to remove all the cached packages that are not currently installed is: sudo pacman -Sc To cl

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