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Reviving Old Macs Using Linux

These days, thanks to Apple’s move to Intel about a decade back, bringing new life to an old Mac by installing your favorite Linux distro is just as easy as it is with a standard PC, as you will see in this video.

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All Macintosh computers from […]

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Sal Ferrarello on Getting Started with Composer

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In this video, web developers can learn how to get their hands dirty with the PHP dependency manager, Composer.

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If you’re a WordPress developer, Sal Ferrarello (@salcode) of Reading, PA, explains how to install Composer, use it with a plugin or a theme and use it with […]

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How to Install Ubuntu on a Chromebook Pixel

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Chromebooks are really nice laptops, except for one tiny problem which is…well, Chrome OS. This week, our contributing video editor found an easy to follow step-by-step guide for installing Ubuntu on a Chromebook Pixel. Problem solved.

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The Chromebook Pixel of 2013 is a lovely computer. Want to […]

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Moodle App Could Be a Game Changer for Community Organizations

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Many free and open source projects put power into our hands that once was reserved for elite players with deep pockets. A great example is the Moodle mobile app, which could be a big game changer for all sorts of small organizations.

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OnlyOffice: A FOSS Office Suite for the Cloud

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Tatiana Kochedykova

If you’re looking for a free and open source replacement for the convenience and functionality offered by the likes of Google Docs and Office 365, you might want to take a look at OnlyOffice.

OnlyOffice is a web-based open source productivity suite for document collaboration, sharing, and management, project management, client […]

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Using Blender to Edit Videos

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Sometimes applications have capabilities that go beyond their primary use. Our contributing video editor found this excellent video tutorial on editing videos in Blender, an app that’s primarily used for creating animated films.

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Blender is well-known for its 3D animation features, but did you know it also […]

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Using Inkscape in Cartography

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There are literally thousands of practical uses for the free and open source Inkscape vector graphics editor. Here, we get a glimpse at how mapmakers can use it in combination with another FOSS tool.

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Michele Tobias, an environmental scientist with the California Department of Parks and Recreation, […]

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Learning OpenToonz the Easy Way

Phil Ray OpenToonz tutorial

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Especially when dealing with a visual art, it might be easier to see how it’s done rather than read about it.

Some of the OpenToonz animation software tutorials being uploaded to YouTube are excellent. I’m fond of Phil Ray’s explainer videos — especially this one.

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