Canonical Announces Snappy Ubuntu Core, A Transactionally Updated Flavor For The Cloud

Canonical announced “snappy” Ubuntu Core yesterday, a new cloud-optimized Ubuntu edition that uses transactional updates.Below you can watch the snappy Ubuntu Core introductory video in which Ubuntu and Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth explains how snappy Ubuntu Core works:(direct video link)But what exactly is snappy Ubuntu Core? This new Ubuntu cloud flavor uses Ubuntu Core (a […]

ownCloud Client 1.7.0 Released With Selective Sync Support

ownCloud is a free software alternative to various proprietary web services and it includes file management (with built-in file sharing), music streaming, calendar, contacts and more, all running on your own server. The ownCloud Desktop Client allows synchronizing ownCloud (server) with your computer. To use it, you must firstly install ownCloud on your server.ownCloud Client […]

ownCloud 6 Released With Online Collaborative Document Editing, More

ownCloud, a free software alternative to proprietary web services such as Dropbox, Google Drive and others that you can install on your own server, has reached version 6.ownCloud 6For those not familiar with ownCloud, this is a tool that you can install on your server (there are also desktop and mobile sync clients) which comes […]

Sync And Collaboration Tool `Seafile` 2.0 Beta Brings New Desktop Syncing Client

Seafile is an open source cloud synchronization and collaboration tool which you can install on your own server. The tool uses a version control model somewhat similar to GIT but with some differences such as: automatic syncing, no history stored on the client side so the data is not stored twice (GIT is not efficient […]

KrISS Feed Is A Simple, Fast Feed Reader For Your Web Server

KrISS Feed is a simple feed reader you can install on your web server. Like Tiny Tiny RSS, this is a web application so you can access it from any computer or mobile device that has an Internet connection, using only a web browser.KrISS Feed features:fast and easy to install;doesn’t require SQL / databases;highly customizable: […]

Dropbox Uploader 0.12 Released [Bash Script To Access Dropbox Via Command Line]

Dropbox Uploader is a bash script that allows you to perform various actions on your Dropbox (upload, download, delete, share, etc.) without installing the Dropbox client. This is useful for servers, automatic backups or accessing Dropbox from ARM devices, like Raspberry Pi.The script was updated recently, getting a copy function, a “-s” option to skip […]

Tiny Tiny RSS 1.9 Available In PPA For Ubuntu 13.04, 12.10 And 12.04

Tiny Tiny RSS is an open source web-based RSS reader that you can install on a server and then access it from multiple computers/devices. Since it’s self-hosted, you’re in control of your data and don’t have to worry that the service may be discontinued, like it happened with Google Reader (and almost happened with The […]

Tiny Tiny RSS Ubuntu PPA (Google Reader Alternative)

A while back we wrote about installing and configuring Tiny Tiny RSS in Ubuntu, a Google Reader (which will be closing in July) alternative that you can host on your computer / server, but the version available in the Ubuntu repositories is pretty old, so I’ve uploaded the latest Tiny Tiny RSS version to a […]

Cloud Sync Tool `Seafile` 1.6.0 Gets Improved Collaboration Features

Seafile, an open source cloud synchronization and collaboration tool, somewhat similar to Dropbox, ownCloud or SparkleShare, that you can install on your own server, has been updated to version 1.6.0 recently, getting some interesting new features such as a Wiki module and more.For more about Seafile (features, etc.), see our initial article.According to the Seafile […]

How To Install Tiny Tiny RSS In Ubuntu (Google Reader Alternative You Can Use On Your Server)

Since Google will close Google Reader in July, many users are searching for alternatives and there are a ton of services out there, some really good, but I’m sure some of you prefer to use a feed reader you can install on your own server and Tiny Tiny RSS seems to be one of the […]

The Blog is back!

It took a long time… But the blog is once again online, on a shiny new server.
Don’t blame VS at all! ;-)

ownCloud 5 Released With New Design, Other Important Improvements (Personal, Open Source Cloud Server Tool)

ownCloud is a free software alternative to proprietary web services such a Dropbox, Google Calendar and more. You can install it on your computer or web server and access (and share) your files from any OS, since ownCloud comes with desktop clients for Windows, Mac OSX and Linux as well as mobile clients for Android […]

Dropbox-Like Cloud Sync And Collaboration Tool Seafile Gets Command Line Support, More

Seafile is an open source cloud sync and collaboration tool, similar to Dropbox, OwnCloud or Sparkleshare that you can install on your own server or you can sign up for an account and get 5 GB of free space. We’ve talked about it a while back so for more information about Seafile, see our previous […]

Seafile: Robust File Synchronization And Collaboration Tool That You Can Run On Your Linux Server

Seafile is an open source cloud file synchronization and collaboration tool, similar to Dropbox, OwnCloud or SparkleShare, that you can use on your Linux server or you can sign up for a Seafile account and get 5GB of free space on their servers.Seafile features:Seafile uses file libraries which can be synchronized separately;Users can create and […]

Dropbox Uploader Bash Script: Useful For Servers, Raspberry Pi And More

Dropbox Uploader is a bash script you can use to access your Dropbox files from the command line, without having to install the Dropbox client. The script can upload, download, delete, share or list the files available in your Dropbox account.The script is useful in many situations, including: automatic backups, access Dropbox from an ARM […]

Install Ubuntu Server Manager Utility in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Install Ubuntu Server Manager utility in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring/Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal/Ubuntu 12.04 Precise/11.10 Oneiric/11.04/10.10/10.04/Linux Mint Ubuntu Server Manager is a Graphical-User-Interface to install and manage (Apache 2, MySQL, Proftpd, Samba, Monitorix, SSH, Nagios, Webmin) and to monitor the server log activity. There are several other options for services like: Net activity viewer, Update dynamic IP, Putty […]

Install SparkleShare 1.0 In Ubuntu (Dropbox-Like File Synchronization Tool)

SparkleShare is an open source file synchronization and collaboration tool somewhat similar to Dropbox, available for Linux, Mac OSX and Windows.SparkleShare uses GIT version control system and can be used with code hosting services like GitHub, Bitbucket or Gitorious as well as your own server.SparkleShare features:presets for projects hosted on GitHub, Bitbucket or Gitoriousa recent […]

Build a Linux Home Web Server For Under $250

Now-a-days pretty much everyone and their hipster grandmother is blogging, publishing web articles or sharing some sort of digital content…

Five Common Weaknesses in a Linux Server that are Worth Covering

There seems to be a belief these days that complying with the PCI standard is bound to be expensive and…

How To Install OpenERP 6 On Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Server

Recently at, we’ve been setting up several new instances of OpenERP for customers. Our server operating system of choice is…