Category Archives: Linux

Open-AudIT and OCS Inventory AG might be useful for churches and other non-profits that need basic IT asset management solutions.

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Network Rockstar has some tips, and scripts, that should help speed up CrashPlan Backups by changing a configuration parameter. Seems to work fairly well…

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ATV USB Creator

atvusb-creator is a new GUI tool to create Apple TV patchsticks — in this case, a USB stick that will allow you to install SSH, some other utilities, XMBC, and boxee on an Apple TV. As of this writing, you’ll need … Continue reading

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Calgoo enables calendar sharing and syncronization across lots of different platforms, including Mac, Windows and various web services. Might be worth a look for doing family calendar sharing, especially given the limitations and problems with MobileMe.

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Vidalia is a multi-platform GUI for managing your Tor “onion routing” client. It’s available for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux.

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Amahi is a Linux-based Home Server, built on top of Fedora Core, that aims to make running a home server easy. In beta as of this writing.

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Note to self – use the command ifconfig -a and examine the en0 listings to see the speed of your Ethernext interfaces.

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HighPoint RAID Cards for Mac and Linux

I’m thinking of getting a RocketRAID 1740 card from HighPoint Technologies. Why? Well, I just got a hand-me-down x86 box to use as a home server, and I am thinking of stuffing a bunch of 1TB SATA drives into it … Continue reading

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There are two ways to dual-boot between Ubuntu and Windows. The first is the normal method of installing Windows first, and then Ubuntu, on separate hard drive partitions. The second is to install Windows, and then install Ubuntu using Wubi … Continue reading

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Create your own digital picture frame with an old laptop and Linux. There are lots of other examples right here.

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