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Paul W. Frields

How to install Apache web server on Fedora

One of the most common uses for any Linux system is as a web server. By far the most prevalent and famous web server is Apache. Apache is readily available in Fedora in pre-packaged form. You can use it to… Continue Reading →

Add power to your terminal with powerline

A while ago, Fedora Magazine posted this interview with Rackspace architect Major Hayden where he mentioned the powerline utility. If you often use a terminal, you too might find powerline useful. It gives you helpful status information, and helps you stay… Continue Reading →

Work sprints with a Pomodoro timer

Time management is important for everyone. When we get our tasks done efficiently, we leave more time for other things we’re passionate about. There are numerous tools on your Fedora system to help you manage your time effectively. One of them is a Pomodoro timer. The… Continue Reading →

Beginner’s guide to IRC

IRC, short for Internet Relay Chat, is a great way for individuals and teams to communicate and work together. Although there are new apps like Slack that mimic it, IRC itself has been around for decades. It’s a time-tested system with a… Continue Reading →

What’s new in Fedora 25 Workstation

Fedora 25 Workstation is the latest release of our free, leading-edge operating system. You can download it from the official website here starting tomorrow. There are several new and noteworthy changes in Fedora Workstation. GNOME 3.22 The default environment comes courtesy of the GNOME… Continue Reading →

How to run SQL Server v.Next Public Preview on Fedora

No, this headline is not a joke! A decade ago, you probably wouldn’t think of Microsoft when you hear Linux or open source. Just this week, though, Microsoft introduced a public preview of one of their top products, SQL Server, for Linux. The SQL… Continue Reading →

Move status icons to your GNOME top bar

The GNOME desktop environment comes installed with Fedora Workstation. GNOME hackers have continued to refine it over several years. However, not all third party software providers update their apps accordingly. Some software providers still make use of outdated status bar icons for… Continue Reading →

Configure software repositories in Fedora

Your Fedora system gets its software from repositories, or repos. Each of these repos can have any number of software apps available for you to install and use. The official Fedora repos contain thousands of free and open source apps. Some repos… Continue Reading →

How to set the hostname on Fedora

A Fedora system has a hostname that helps it identify and distinguish itself on a network. Sometimes this name appears as part of a fully qualified domain name (FQDN). A FQDN includes not just the system’s name, but the Internet domain, separated by periods (.). Hostname… Continue Reading →

Keep your desktop awake with the Caffeine shell extension

The Fedora Workstation has a number of features in the GNOME desktop environment to conserve power and increase security. These are both important considerations for desktop and laptop users. One of these features is the automatic screensaver lock function. By default, if idle for… Continue Reading →

bc: Command line calculator

If you run a graphical desktop environment, you probably point and click your way to a calculator when you need one. The Fedora Workstation, for example, includes the Calculator tool. It features several different operating modes that allow you to… Continue Reading →

Behind the new Fedora Developer Portal

Are you looking for projects that could use your help? Fedora Developer Portal is a great project to start with, even if you’ve never contributed before. One of the easiest ways to contribute, but still valuable, is tell the authors what’s… Continue Reading →

What’s new in Fedora 24 Workstation

Fedora 24 Workstation is the latest release of our free, leading-edge operating system. You can download it from the official website here. There are several new and noteworthy changes in Fedora Workstation. GNOME 3.20 The default environment comes courtesy of the GNOME community…. Continue Reading →

Flock 2016 schedule is now out

The Flock 2016 schedule is now available! You can see all the sessions and speakers here on Sched.org. Each year, the Fedora community holds several premier events in different regions of the world. One of these is Flock, a conference for Fedora… Continue Reading →

Fedora 24 Beta released!

The Fedora 24 Beta is here, on schedule for our planned June final release. Download the prerelease from our Get Fedora site: Get Fedora 24 Beta Workstation — a reliable, user-friendly, and powerful operating system for your laptop or desktop computer Get… Continue Reading →

Photography with the Fedora Design Suite

If you’re like most people, then computers are a tool for doing what matters to you. You probably use your computer to do many other things you’re interested in — like photography, for instance. Fedora turns out to be perfect… Continue Reading →

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