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How to install OwnCloud (Free alternative to Dropbox) on CentOS 6

 

Hi Folks! In this videotutorial I will show you how to install OwnCloud. OwnCloud is an open source alternative to the popular service Dropbox, but on your own server! For more information about OwnCloud and it’s features, visit owncloud.org.

Prerequisites for this tutorial:
– Your own server (VPS or a physical machine)
– PuTTY (in case you use Windows like me)

Step 1. Install a basic CentOS 6.4 server. You can download CentOS for free on centos.org.
Step 2. After the installation, run a full update by running ‘yum update -y’.
Step 3. Install the database server. I personally love MySQL. Run ‘yum install mysql mysql-server’.
Step 4. Start MySQL: ‘/etc/init.d/mysqld start’
Step 5. Run mysql_secure_installation to set a root password for your new database server.
Step 6. Install the apache webserver by running ‘yum install httpd’
Step 7. Edit the host file (/etc/hosts) and add your IP address and hostname
Step 8. Start the webserver by running ‘/etc/init.d/httpd start’.
Step 9. Install some necessary PHP packages ‘yum install php php-gd php-xml php-mysql php-intl php-curl curl php-mbstring’.
Step 10. Restart the webserver ‘/etc/init.d/httpd restart’
Step 11. Run mysql -u root -p and hit Enter
Step 12. Enter the root password you’ve created at step 5.
Step 13. Create a new database by typing ‘CREATE DATABASE owncloud;’ (Don’t forget the semicolon)
Step 14. Grant all privileges to a new user on that specific database by running ‘GRANT ALL ON owncloud.* TO owncloud@localhost IDENTIFIED BY ‘yourpasswordhere';’
Step 15. Exit the MySQL CLI by typing quit;
Step 16. Download the latest version of owncloud and extract it to /var/www/html/
Step 17. Create a new folder called data in /var/www/html/owncloud/
Step 18. Change the owner to apache:apache on apps/ config/ and data/
Step 19. Edit the apache config file and add the following in /etc/httpd/conf/httpd/conf:

<Directory “/var/www/html/owncloud/data/”>
AllowOverride All
</Directory>

Step 20. Go to http://youripaddress/owncloud and install your new owncloud environment.

Have fun!

Run OpenVPN on Debian 7 “Wheezy”

How to install OpenVPN on Debian 7 “Wheezy”?

  1. Basic install Debian 7 “Wheezy”
  2. Run “wget http://swupdate.openvpn.org/as/openvpn-as-1.8.5-Debian6.amd_64.deb”
  3. After downloading, run “dpkg -i openvpn-as-1.8.5-Debian6.amd_65.deb”
  4. Edit the password for user openvpn: “passwd openvpn”
  5. Go to the ip address of your server, log in  and enjoy your new OpenVPN installation on Debian 7 Wheezy.

 

OpenVPN Access Server 1.8.5 now available

OpenVPN logoOpenVPN Access Server 1.8.5 is now available. The biggest change in this release is the support for RHEL/CentOS 6, Ubuntu 12, Debian 6 and OpenSUSE 11 and 12. All releases are supported on both x86 and x64. The new version is available from the OpenVPN website.

 

Access Server release notes for 1.8.5 (changes made since 1.8.4)

* Fixed cross-site request forgery vulnerability (CSRF) in Admin web interface.  This could potentially be exploited to modify Admin web interface settings if an administrative user visits a maliciously crafted web page while logged into the Admin web interface (Credit: Charlie Eriksen).

* Fixed DNS issue on Mac OS X 10.8 computers where, if DNS was pushed by the Access Server, it would not release upon disconnect on the client side.

* Adjustments to licensing system made to accommodate easier reactivation for environments where alterations to hardware parameters are expected – cloud computing, Amazon EC2, HA clusters, etc.

* Introduced new Debian and openSUSE builds.

How-to: Encrypt your Windows 8 machine with TrueCrypt!

Introduction

TrueCrypt a free and open-source disk encryption tool for Windows, Mac and Linux. In this tutorial I will show you how to set-up TrueCrypt to encrypt your entire hard disk on Windows 8.

Prerequisites for this tutorial

  • A Windows machine (XP, Vista, 7 or 8)
  • TrueCrypt installed


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Battlefield 4: Official 17 Minutes “Fishing in Baku” Gameplay Reveal

 

Battlefield 4 will release Fall 2013. The “Fishing in Baku” video is shot entirely in-game and is the first glimpse of the human, dramatic, and believable single player campaign in Battlefield 4. Available for pre-order now.

[PC/MAC/iPAD] Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (free game)

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

 

Blizzard just announced Hearthstone, the online Free to Play WoW TCG Game! More details to come.

  • Opt in to beta in your Battle.net account management!
  • Beta begins this summer, with release this year.
  • Playable on PC, MAC and iPad.
  • The game will be easy to pick up, but have a good amount of depth and complexity.
  • The board is 3D, with lots of animations to make gameplay more exciting.
  • Over 300 cards with the initial launch
  • You can purchase more card packs for roughly $1 per five cards, or slowly earn them through gameplay.
  • There will be Basic and Expert cards, with Expert cards being broken down into categories like Common, Rare, Epic, and Legendary.
  • You’re guaranteed to receive at least one card of rare or better quality per pack.
  • Each card in the pack also has a chance to upgrade to a “Golden” version of the same card.
  • Disenchant cards that you don’t want to receive dust, which is used to craft new cards.
  • There is a deck builder, which can build decks for you, or you can build your own.
  • The game will be a 1v1 game using Battle.net matchmaking.
  • Playing will allow you to earn medals every week.
  • You can also play against AI at different levels of difficulty.
  • Any purchases you made during the beta test will be credited back to you in the form of new, unopened card packs at launch, equal to the value you spent during the beta test.

Screenshots:

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Japanese student releases free VPN service to get around government firewalls

secure-serverJapanese student Daiyuu Nobori released a free VPN service called VPN Gate to help internet users circumvent government firewalls and restriction of internet usage. According to Computerworld, the new VPN service has drawn 77,000 users within five days, serving four terabyte of data.

VPN Gate is using an open-source software package called SoftEther, which is made by Nobori as well.

The supported protocols for Windows are SoftEther (which is also recommended), L2TP/IPSec, OpenVPN and MS-SSTP.

For more information about the VPN Gate services, please check their website at www.vpngate.net.

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CentOS 6.4 released

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CentOS 6.4 has been released!

 

 

Major changes include:

  • Microsoft Hyper-V drivers have been added to allow CentOS to be more efficient as a Virtual Machine when installed on Microsoft Hyper-V server.
  • The samba4 libraries (provided by the samba4-libs package) have been upgraded to the latest upstream version to improve interoperability with Active Directory (AD) domains. If you upgrade from CentOS-6.3 to CentOS-6.4 and you have Samba in use, make sure to uninstall the samba4 package to avoid conflicts during the upgrade. samba4 is still – at least in part – considered a technology preview.
  • As announced in the CentOS-6.3 Release Notes matahari is now deprecated. CentOS-6.4 ships one last update that should remove all remains of matahari. To ensure all remains are erased run yum erase matahari* after updating to 6.4.
  • dev86, iasl, and qemu-guest-agent have been added to the i386 architecture.

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SimCity 2013 cheats

SimCity 2013 has been released! Here are some amazing cheat-codes to try new stuff! The commands can only be used in the Sandbox mode.

  • Toggle Sickness & Injuries (Health Issues) On/Off: Press ALT + M
  • Toggle Crime On/Off: Press ALT + C
  • Toggle Sewage On/Off: Press ALT + S
  • Toggle Ground Pollution On/Off: Press ALT + P
  • Add §100,000 to City Budget: Press ALT + W
  • Toggle Air Pollution On/Off: Press ALT + A
  • Toggle Homeless Sims On/Off: Press ALT + H
  • Toggle Fire On/Off: Press ALT + F

Enjoy!

SimCity 2013

 

 

Internet Explorer 10 available for Windows 7

Microsoft released the final version of Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7. Microsoft promises 20% more speed with javascript and better support for CSS3 and HTML5.

Windows 7 users can get the latest version of Internet Explorer 10 via the Microsoft-website. Download here.

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Dota 2 map

As requested by some of our readers I hereby upload the Dota 2 map that we use in scrims. You are free to use this map for your own benefit. :)

Dota 2 map

Pivos Xios DS Media Player Review!

Xios DSSo I’ve been using the Pivos Xios DS Media Player for a couple of weeks now and I think it’s time for my opinion about this little device. The Xios DS is an ultra slim media player based on Android and created by Pivos.

 

After unboxing and installing the device I was a little disappointed by the performance of the device. It was slow and sluggish. After flashing the device with the latest XBMC version 12, it was a lot better. The device handles XBMC very well and the device works perfectly fine to watch some movies on it.

All in all, I think it’s a good device for the price.

Xios DS specifications:
click here

 

Xios DS

Steam for Linux is now officially available!

Hi Linux Fans!

Steam for Linux is now officially available and no longer in BETA. There is a huge celebration sale for Linux game in Steam right now! There are 50% to 75% discounts on all games for Linux!

Steam for Linux

How to install your own Mumble server on any Linux distribution

Mumble LogoIn this tutorial I will teach you how you can host your own Mumble server on any Linux distribution. Mumble is a low-latency but high-quality voice communication application designed for gamers. This includes game linking, so voice from friendly players comes from the direction of their characters. It also has echo-cancellation.

 

In order to a Mumble, you’ll need a dedicated or virtual server with Linux and user access. Being root is not required.

  1. Get the latest murmur software from the official website: http://mumble.sourceforge.net/ (As I’m writing this tutorial, the latest version is ‘Static Linux Server: 1.2.3 (STABLE)’.)
  2. Extract the package in the desired directory.
  3. Configure the server by editing the ‘murmur.ini’ file.
  4. Chmod the ‘murmur.x86′ file to allow the owner to execute the file.
  5. Run your new Mumble server by typing ‘./murmur.x86′

That’s it! Your server should now be up and running. In order to stop the server, just run ps U <username> and kill the process id that’s used by murmur.x86.

High resolution League of Legends map

League of Legends LogoMany people have been asking us what method we use to train our ranked 5v5 team. Well, we usually watch replays from previous games and analyse champion picks. Another method we use is the high resolution League of Legends map on the wall. In the attachment below you’ll find the map as it is in the current patch. Hopefully this will help you and your team out to become better players. :-)

 

League of Legends Map

How to disable SELinux?

How do I disable SELinux in various Linux distributions?

You can disable SELinux permanently by changing ‘SELINUX=’ from enabled to disabled the /etc/selinux/config file. After this, save the file and reboot your server to disable SELinux permanently.

You check if it’s disabled by running the following command:

selinuxenabled && echo enabled || echo disabled

If it returns disabled, it is permanently disabled.

 

Start button in Windows 8 with Classic Shell

Classic Shell logoAre you annoyed by the fact that there is no start button in Windows 8? Do you dislike the new ‘metro’ interface that Microsoft introduced with Windows 8? Well, Classic Shell might be the solution for you.

Classic shell is a collection of usability enhancements for Windows. The main features are:

  • Customizable start menu with multiple styles and skins
  • Start buttons for Windows 8 and Windows 7
  • Toolbar and status bar with lots of options for Windows Explorer
  • Caption and status bar for Internet Explorer.

You can download Classic Shell for free from their website. ClassicShell.net

Classic Shell Windows 8

XBMC: The best free media player out there

XBMC logoXBMC (or Xbox Media Center) is a free and open source media player for digital media. Release 11 ‘Eden’ is available for OSX, Linux, Windows, Apple TV and iOS. The latest test version 12 ‘Frodo’ is also available for Android and Raspberry Pi. XBMC is a non-profit project and developed by volunteers all around the world. Right now, it’s available in more than 30 languages.

Nowadays, XBMC can be used to play almost all audio and video formats. It was designed for network playback, so you can stream your content from anywhere in the house or directly from the internet. XBMC can play media from CD’s, DVD’s and even files inside ZIP and RAR archives. XBMC will scan your entire library of data to create something personal complete with box covers, descriptions and fan art.

For more information about XBMC: xbmc.org

XBMC 12 Beta

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to install: Exchange 2013 on Windows Server 2012

In this videotutorial I will show you how to install Microsoft Exchange 2013 on Windows Server 2013.

Link to prerequisites:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb691354.aspx#WS2012MBX

 

Free official OpenVPN application for iPhone and iPad

OpenVPN logoOne of the most popular VPN tools is now available for iPhone and iPad. OpenVPN Connect is the official application with full support for iPhone and iPad clients. The iOS version allows users to add .ovpn-profiles via iTunes, OpenVPN Access Server, Private Tunnel or via browser URL import. You can download the application via the Apple AppStore.

Features:

  • Easily import .ovpn profiles from iTunes, OpenVPN Access Server, Private Tunnel or via a browser link.
  • Improved power management – preferences setting allows VPN to pause in a low-power state whenever network is unavailable.
  • Support for multi-factor authentication using OpenVPN static and dynamic challenge/response protocols.
  • Full IPv6 support (at both the tunnel and transport layer)

OpenVPN iOS application