Linux and Open Source

Logo for Libreoffice. Blog of Amar Vyas

Office Suite Journey: Staroffice in 2000 to Libreoffice Web Version, 2022

This morning I read a news update about LibreOffice, the free and open source office Suite. They are in the process of releasing web based version. For this, they will use a technology called LOWA. The development is in early stage at this point in time. I believe a demonstration was given earlier, during the meet of free and open source software developers meeting (FOSDEM). Reading the article from Makeuseof, and looking at the web based interface brought back a flood of memories.

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Linux Journey of Amar Vyas, 2001-2016. blog of Amar Vyas

Lookback – Fifteen Years of using Linux and Open Source

Today, I will publish a post I had written in January of 2017 to mark my Fifteen year anniversary of using Linux and Open Source Software. This post never got published. Maybe because- as the timeline below would indicate- I had actually completed Sixteen years and not fifteen !

The era in which this post was written might also explain to the reader why the names of some distributions and version numbers sound… different.
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Graphical tool to monitor system resources in KDE. Blog of Amar Vyas

Measure Linux system resources using htop, atop, top

In this post, we will look at a few tools that will help us monitor and determine which processes consume most resources on your Linux machine. Three terminal based tools – atop, htop, and top For the experienced hands, a terminal and “*top” command may be familiar. For those who may not be adept with these commands, read on. If you would like to check out website monitoring tools, read my posts on this topic here and here .
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Using Linux Terminal for Converting file to Webp- Blog of Amar Vyas

How to convert images to Webp format using Linux command line

In this post, we will take a look at how to convert images to Webp format using command line tools or the Linux terminal. Over the past year, I have used several tools on the Linux terminal to optimize or convert jpg, png and HEIF images. You can find some of those posts here. Today, I wanted to revisit the conversion of to Webp format using Linux commands.Read More »How to convert images to Webp format using Linux command line

Installing Linux on Coconics Enabler Laptop

In May and June 2021, I consolidated the data and upgraded the old computers in the household. I also upgraded the computers during this process. This post covers the upgrade to the disk on the Coconics enabler laptop. And the performance checks I conducted using the hdparm command.  The hdparm test is one of the useful tests to check disk speeds and performance.

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Ubuntu Budgie Remix: Great effort, but I’ll pass

Edit: This post was originally published in 2017 March, and was accompanied with a video. I do recall that the developer of Ubuntu Budgie (David Mohammed) had written to me asking why I thought the distribution was not upto the mark. Since I am unable to find that post anymore, publishing this post as a “backdated” version, with screenshots and… Read More »Ubuntu Budgie Remix: Great effort, but I’ll pass