Linux is an excellent piece of software, but what exactly is it? Your mobile phone may run Linux if it is powered by Android, the most powerful cloud servers on the internet are powered by Linux, your security camera may run Read >
How to set up disk sharing for Linux computers with NFS
If your home or office is powered by Linux computers, you may want to have a system for sharing files. Our small office has been using file sharing software called NFS (Network File System) for quite some time now, and we Read >
How to upgrade to Debian 11, plus tips for troubleshooting
A major new release of Debian Linux operating system is a big deal for a vast number of organizations and individuals who run Linux servers and PCs. Debian is the base software for many other Linux distributions, making its reach far Read >
What kind of computer I need for installing Nextcloud software, and having a self-hosted system
Nextcloud is a powerful open source software product that individuals, small businesses and large public organizations use, for instance, for sharing data and documents, for collaborating on projects, and for attending online meetings. If you have never used anything like it, Read >
Incredible, but a desktop better than Windows 10 exists, and it is open source
Everyone has his or her personal taste and preferences for everything, but if we think about computers, most features can be measured. Speed, reliability, availability of applications, personal settings, and ease of use are factors that can be taken into account Read >
How to configure a send-only email server on Linux
Update 2021-11-07: I have written a new section that shows you how to configure exim4 if the direct SMTP send method is rejected by email providers.
Many server software applications, like WordPress and Nextcloud can send alerts and notifications to the system Read >
How to run Windows applications on Linux PC
Microsoft Windows operating system has its advantages: one of them is the vast selection of open source and commercial applications. Linux fans may argue that there are even more apps for Linux because of servers and Android (which is built on Read >
Manual upgrade to Nextcloud version 20, 21 and 22
Update 2021-04-12: Nextcloud upgrade tested also from version 20 to version 21.
Update 2021-07-10: upgrade to version 22 was a challenge, but problems were solved. See below.
Our Nextcloud system is small but it is a vital resource for us. We have always Read >
Laptops with pre-installed Linux operating system
Probably the typical way to dive into the world of Linux computers is to install a distribution on an old laptop or desktop computer. If you are doing it for the first time, you’ll find out it is not that easy, Read >
The state of Linux phones: which product is for you?
Increasing awareness about the way Google collects data from Android phone users has made people think about other solutions. Apple has promised to tighten the privacy and security features of the iPhone iOS software, and is delivering results in the latest Read >