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Tutorial – Desktop Bash

Creating a simple laptop notification

Mar 02, 2020

With Bash, keeping a task simple often means using several different tools that all do their jobs well. Here's an easy, effective way to create a notification for when your laptop is unplugged.

Small Talk

Deploy a real-time collaboration server

Oct 30, 2019

Openfire is an instant messaging and group chat server that lets users communicate via the popular XMPP standard.

Push Yourself

Get push notifications with Gotify

Nov 26, 2019

Replace proprietary cloud-based push notification services with a self-hosted open source notification solution.

Boot Story

Breathe new life into an old computer with PXE boot and TinyCore Linux

Nov 26, 2019

Implementing PXE boot with TinyCore Linux lets you boot a computer over the network – a great solution for revitalizing old computing hardware.

The Status of Universal Package Systems

Competing Standards

Mar 30, 2020

Billed as the future of package management, universal package systems like Snappy and Flatpak have failed to live up to their promise.

Distribution Point

Sort and organize media files with Mediapurge

Oct 30, 2019

If you have a download folder full of photos and music, Mediapurge can help you sort files and even remove duplicates, but beware of its quirks.

Key Keeper

Data Security in the AWS Cloud

Oct 30, 2019

As a cloud market leader, Amazon Web Services has had to  put a great deal of thought into data security. Encryption options and key management play an important role.

Slippery Shell

Current status of the Oil shell

Oct 30, 2019

With its innovative scripting language, Oil, the Bash-compatible Oil shell aims to make life easier for script developers.

Tutorial – Foliate

Explore your e-reader options with Foliate

Oct 30, 2019

The Foliate ebook reader can be comprehensively customized to suit your needs, including bookmarking, translation, and read aloud features.

Designing Ebooks with Free Software

Custom Publishing

Mar 03, 2020

With LibreOffice Writer and Calibre, you can publish your own ebooks with better results than most online conversion tools.

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