Installing software on Linux involves package managers and software repositories, not downloading and running .exe files from websites like on Windows. If you’re new to Linux, this can seem like a dramatic culture shift. While you can compile and install everything yourself on Linux, package managers are designed to do all the work for you. Using a package manager makes installing and updating software easier than on Windows. Linux vs. Windows There are a wide variety of Linux distributions and a wide variety of package managers. Linux is built from open-source software, which means that each Linux distribution compiles its own software with its desired library versions and compilation options. Compiles Linux applications generally don’t run on every distribution – even if they could, installation would be hindered by competing package formats.If you locate a Linux application’s website, you’ll likely see a variety of download links for different package … [Read more...] about How Software Installation & Package Managers Work On Linux
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Termux is probably the best terminal emulator available for Android. Apart from being a terminal emulator, it also provides its own isolated Linux environment and offers a wide variety of pre-built Linux packages. These packages can be downloaded and installed through the APT tool (Advanced Package Tool), known from Debian and Ubuntu desktop Linux distributions. Today we’ll see how we can convert media files using FFmpeg and Termux.There are many exciting things that an Android user can do with Termux. One of them is using FFmpeg, the swiss army knife of media manipulation tools on Linux, to convert media (audio and video) to different formats. Although a plethora of media converter apps are already available on the Google Play Store, this console based solution gives full control over the codec parameters and enables conversions between the 100+ different file formats supported by FFmpeg.Convert Media Files Using FFmpeg and TermuxHere is what you need to do to easily convert … [Read more...] about How to Convert Media Files Using FFmpeg and Termux
How does one become a power player in the dining and nightlife industry? Making your name as an incredibly popular chef isn’t a terrible start. Flexing your business skills as a chef + owner: even better. And of course there’s plenty of room for people who can’t cook: the visionaries who dream up the concepts nobody else could, the devoted student of cocktail lore, the DJ who can fill any size room you put them in, every night. To find who holds the true power and influence, we dug beyond just bold-faced names and also profiled gatekeepers, innovators and disruptors who are altering the industry for the better, whether it be through philanthropy, advocacy or inclusion, plus those who are forever evolving the way our restaurants look and sound, and entrepreneurs doing everything they can to shake up the food system as a whole. Our choices weren’t based wholly on pure revenue or number of locations. They also took into deep consideration who has the most sweeping … [Read more...] about The Dining and Nightlife Power List: Food and Drink’s 55 Most Influential People
There has never been a better time to be a Linux enthusiast. There are so many great distributions from which to choose, including elementary OS 5 Juno, Linux Mint 19, and Bodhi 5.0.0. What do those aforementioned operating systems have in common? They are based on Ubuntu. To take things a step further, Canonical's operating system is based on Debian, but I digress. But yeah, Ubuntu is wildly popular -- with both end users and other Linux distro maintainers. When a new version of the operating system is released, the world goes wild. Well, it's time to get excited, yall! Today -- after a short Beta period -- Ubuntu Linux 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish is finally available for download! ALSO READ: UBports Foundation releases Linux-based Ubuntu Touch OTA-5 "Codenamed 'Cosmic Cuttlefish,' 18.10 continues Ubuntu's proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. The team has been hard at work … [Read more...] about Ubuntu Linux 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish is finally available for download!
Starting with version 69, Chrome OS users can use Linux applications. This is a game changer for Chrome OS, as it opens a massive catalog of available software. Here’s how to get started. Before we get into the details, it’s worth mentioning that Chrome OS version 69 isn’t yet available on the stable channel—it started hitting the beta channel of many Chromebooks the week of August 13, 2018, but is also available on the developer channel. Similarly, Linux apps aren’t yet available for every Chromebook that’s running version 69, either. There isn’t a definitive list available, so your mileage may vary. To get started, you first need to move over to (at least) the beta channel. We have instructions on how to change channels on your Chromebook if you need them. Note: You can move to channels with newer versions of Chrome OS (i.e. Stable to Beta) without powerwashing your Chromebook. However, if you want to move back to a more stable channel (i.e. … [Read more...] about How to Set Up and Use Linux Apps on Chromebooks