Synchronise or backup your desktop with Syncthing

Syncthing is one of those programs that really makes open source software stand out. It gives you the ability to synchronise your computer with another computer without having to have a server to negotiate the connection. Eg; You change a file on you computer and the file will update on the other. To install Syncthing […]

Installing Chromium on KDE neon

Chromium is the open source base for Google’s Chrome browser which dominates the browser market to the point where many sites don’t work with other browsers like Firefox. While Chromium isn’t the most politically correct choice of browser (In my view it is still too tied to Google) but it is probably a better browser […]

Install Clementine to play and manage music

Clementine is probably the best music manager for KDE neon at the moment. Based on Amarok 1.4 it is focused on a fast and easy-to-use interface for playing music with a huge amount of additional features. Search and play your local music library. Listen to internet radio from Spotify, Grooveshark, SomaFM, Magnatune, Jamendo, SKY.fm, Digitally […]

Installing Calibre, the e-book manager

Calibre is a fantastic e-book manager with previews, import and export, format changing, pretty much the whole she-bang but the version in the distribution repos is often out of date. On KDE neon, because it uses an updated version of a library, it refuses to install at all. The official Calibre site even goes so […]

Edit images with GIMP

GIMP, or the GNU Image Manipulation Project is the standard Linux program for manipulating images. And it is great. I have to say I use it more than Krita although that maybe because I am more used to it. If you want to resize, crop, or layer your images (or for that matter any number […]