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Here is the source of this comic http://xkcd.com/538/
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I have an updated article regarding ownCloud – ownCloud 9
05/08/2014 – I’ve just upgraded to version 7.0.1
Access, sync and share your data on across all of your devices. This is a great piece of open source software. I’m currently running ownCloud 7 on my own server. I can upload documents, video, photos and music and then get access to it anywhere. I can also upload my contacts, website bookmarks, calendar appointments and task lists. Because it’s running on my own server and the software is free (as in freedom ) I don’t have any privacy concerns.
Official website –http://owncloud.org/
If you are installing on Ubuntu just follow these instructions:
Here is a list of the some useful Apps I’ve installed with ownCloud:
If you don’t want to run your own server there are ownCloud providers.
If you’re looking for an alternative to Dropbox, Flickr, Google etc. that is Open Source and totally free software give ownCloud a try.
Rather than throw out an old computer I’ve decided to put it to some good use. I’ve turned it into a server. I’m primarily using it to play around with ownCloud (http://owncloud.org).
The specs of the computer are as follows:
Compaq Presario SR1915AN
AMD Sempron Processor 3400+ 1.8GHZ
80GB 7200 RPM Hard Disk
Other details regarding the server:
OS – Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Webserver – Apache 2.4.7
PHP version 5.5.9
Use a free (free as in freedom) office suite i.e. word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, database etc. Create documents using an open standard, the OpenDocument Format (ODF). Works on multiple operating systems, GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, MS Windows.
My entire family is using LibreOffice – no MS Office in this house.
No longer is the Office suite the only product that can reliably show the content of your documents. Get rid of all the issues with vendor based formats like .doc, .xls, .wpd and .ppt – thanks to ODF it has never been more easy to write software to produce or consume documents.
The Free Software Foundation (FSF) congratulates UK Government on choosing Open Document Format
If you live in the UK, you’ll soon be able to fill out government paperwork with your freedoms intact. The British government announced last week that Open Document Format (ODF), HTML, and PDF will be the official file formats used by all government agencies.
I’m using Amazon Web Services (AWS) to run my Tor relay. I’m using an Amazon EC2 instance. The instance type is a t1.micro and the OS is Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty), amd64 version.
These are the instructions I followed. SSH into your AWS EC2 instance.
Figure out the name of your distribution.
add this line to your
deb http://deb.torproject.org/torproject.org trusty main
Change trusty to the name of your distribution e.g. sid, saucy or whatever.
Then add the gpg key used to sign the packages by running the following commands at your command prompt.
Now refresh your sources, running the following command (as root) at your command prompt.
Help you keep our signing key current. It is recommended you use it. Install it using.
To finally install Tor just run.
Edit the file /etc/tor/torrc
RelayBandwidthRate 200 KB
AccountingMax 3 GB
AccountingStart month 3 15:00
ExitPolicy reject *:*
Because I’m using port 80 I need to allow incoming traffic to my AWS EC2 instance on port 80 i.e. AWS Security Groups.
Restart the Tor service.
Work together to eliminate DRM as a threat to innovation in media, the privacy of readers, and freedom for computer users.
On May 6th, the world comes together to say no to Digital Restrictions Management.