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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!

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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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.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Backup anything from any iOS device with i-FunBox [iOS 6 compatible]

 

Backup anything from any iOS device to your PC with I-Funbox. This video will show you how to backup your entire music library in just a few steps.

i-Funbox is a FREE file transfer utility for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. It is feature packed with the power of many different programs combined- iTunes, installous and even more. i-Funbox is like Windows Explorer for your iPhone.

Description:

Total Control of iPhone/iPad File System

Manage files on your iPhone or iPad in a way just like Windows File Explorer but more robust and friendly. Easily transmit files and folders to your computer with the optimized file transfer and browsing. iOS 6.0 is now fully supported.

One-stop App Install and Backup 

Safe App Install on iPhone/iPad with .ipa packages. No Jailbreak required for installing purchased apps. Support install unofficial/unsigned .ipa based on AppSync without installous. Backup install apps back to .ipa packages for sharing and reinstallation. Uninstall install apps in batch easily.

Hi-Speed General Purpose Storage

Use your iPhone as an USB Portable Disk for general files. Exploit the large flash memory on iPhone or iPad with transmission speed beyond 5MB/s on iPhone and 15MB/s on iPad.

Export Music and Movie on iPhone/iPod 

Export Apple iTunes© managed audio and video in iPhone, iPad or iPods to PC as a backup copy or burn to CD. Scan and populate music and movie files in iPhone and iPod even when iTunes is refused to connect.

How to get the Start menu back in Windows 8

Windows 8 LogoGentlemen, in this video tutorial I will show you how to get the Start menu back in Windows 8. You can do this in just a few steps.

 

First, open your browser and head over to http://lee-soft.com/vistart/. Now hit “Download Start Menu” and download the executable.

Once that is done, hit run to start the installation process. In the first window, uncheck all boxes and hit Agree. In the second window, hit Decline. The Orb installation will now start. Hit Next to get the Start menu button back and you are done!

 

5 gratis antiviruspakketten

VirusEr zijn veel verschillende gratis antivirusprogramma’s. Heel veel zelfs. Maar wat is nu precies een antivirusprogramma en waarom gebruiken we het? Antivirusprogramma’s zijn computerprogramma’s die proberen om computervirussen en andere kwaadaardige software te identificeren, tegen te houden en te verwijderen. In dit artikel behandel ik een aantal gratis antivirusprogramma’s waarvan ik vind dat deze prima functioneren.

 

avast! Free Antivirus 7 (download)

Avast! Free Antivirus is een gratis pakket dat enkel de module tegen virussen en spyware bevat. De software is gratis beschikbaar voor persoonlijk en niet-commercieel gebruik. De installatie van avast! is erg gebruiksvriendelijk en is beschikbaar in 40 verschillende talen. Binnen enkele seconden is de software geïnstalleerd en bent u beschermt tegen het kwaad.

Avast free summary

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