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Stories, guides, and news for users of Fedora distribution.

Record a Screencast with the EasyScreenCast extension

Fedora Workstation — thanks to the GNOME Desktop — has a simple built-in function to take a screencast. However, if you require more control over how you take your screencasts, use the EasyScreenCast GNOME extension. This awesome extension has many… Continue Reading →

Integrating scripts in Nautilus to perform useful tasks

Files (also known as Nautilus) is the default file browser in Fedora Workstation. One of the super-handy, yet lesser known features in Nautilus is the ability to add scripts to run against one or more files. You can use this… Continue Reading →

How to install Wireshark network analyzer on Fedora

Wireshark is popular tool for network protocol analysis used by education institutions and in the industry. It offers both terminal and graphical user interfaces and both are available on Fedora. You can use it either for real-time network analysis or… Continue Reading →

Get the most out of GNOME notifications

For many users, GNOME 3, also known as Gnome Shell, is the definitive desktop interface. It’s clean and simple, without too many twinkles or distractions. That said, this article describes some tricks to change the GNOME notifications experience. Notifications Alert extension Notifications in… Continue Reading →

Master efficient typing with Ibus typing booster

The Ibus typing booster is a predictive text input method. The project goal is to empower existing keyboard layouts with predictions to allow users to boost their typing speed without compromising on data accuracy. This project started in 2010 with… Continue Reading →

Automate building Fedora Atomic Host

Atomic Host from Project Atomic is a lightweight, container-based OS built upon the principle of immutable infrastructure using the LDK (Linux, Docker, Kubernetes) stack. Atomic Hosts are built from standard RPM packages composed into filesystem trees using rpm-ostree. Atomic Host comes… Continue Reading →

Gitlab, Pelican and Let’s Encrypt for a secure blog

SSL security allows users to trust the authenticity of a site’s content. While you can host an SSL blog on both GitHub and GitLab pages, only GitLab supports SSL for custom domains. This article shows you how to use Pelican and Let’s Encrypt to produce… Continue Reading →

3 mind mapping tools in Fedora

In a previous Magazine article, we covered tracking your time and tasks. In that article we mentioned some mind mapping tools. Now we’ll cover three mind mapping apps you can use in Fedora. You can use these tools to generate and manipulate maps that show… Continue Reading →

Saving laptop power with powertop

If there’s one thing you want from a laptop, it’s long battery life. You want every drop of power you can get to work, read, or just be entertained on a long jaunt. So it’s good to know where your power is going. You can… Continue Reading →

How to install supplemental wallpapers

Supplemental wallpapers make each release of Fedora a joy to run. This article explains how to install and select them on your Fedora system.

Use tmux for a more powerful terminal

Some Fedora users spend most or all their time at a command line terminal. The terminal gives you access to your whole system, as well as thousands of powerful utilities. However, it only shows you one command line session at… Continue Reading →

Configure your Fedora system to use sudo

The sudo command makes it easier to manage your Fedora system. Certain commands in Fedora expect to be run only by a privileged user or administrator. The sudo command lets you run a command as if you’re the administrator, known as root. Unlike some… Continue Reading →

Improve your sleep by using Redshift on Fedora

The blue light emitted by most electronic devices, is known for having a negative impact on our sleep. We could simply quit using each of our electronic devices after dark, as an attempt to improve our sleep. However, since that… Continue Reading →

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 →

How to install Drupal 8 on Fedora

Drupal is a completely free and open source content management system. It’s also one of the most popular open source projects ever. Drupal reportedly runs about 2.5% of the world’s websites. Best of all, it’s available for easy installation on your… Continue Reading →

Help FreeOrion come to Fedora

Last month, Fedora Magazine published an article on how to compile and install FreeOrion. That article sparked some interest in open-source gaming on Fedora, and now FreeOrion is coming to Fedora.

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