Despite its uses, Linux operating system is not as well known as Microsoft’s Windows or Apple’s Mac OSX systems. However, Linux is prevalent in Android phones, smart TVs, the internet of things, and a vast majority of the internet’s server infrastructure. There was even a short period of time where Linux was found on netbooks. […]
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Easy!Appointments is a FREE and open source online appointment booking and management system. It allows clients of businesses such as hair stylists, spas, and tutors to view and book appointments from available time slots. Easy!Appointments can manage customers, services and staff and can be implemented on a pre-existing website. Learn how to install Easy!Appointments on […]
Wallabag is a free and open source webpage saving application used to store webpages for future reading or referencing. Wallabag saves the text and images from a webpage and reconstructs the page within the application for an easy to read interface. It even predicts how long it will take to read the article! Read on […]
Kodi is a free and open source alternative to standard media centers such as Windows Media Center or iTunes. With mobile apps to view media and act as a remote control, there are several tools that enhance the Kodi experience. In addition, dozens of plugins add features such as pvr functionality and online streaming. Learn […]
LibrePlan is an opensource project management web application that provides small to medium sized businesses (or even families) tools to manage projects from planning to closure. It provides times, gantt charts, reports, resource management and much more. Learn how to install LibrePlan on an Ubuntu 14.04 desktop server.
phpBB is an online bulletin board web application. Often used as a community web forum, online bulletin boards promote online collaboration and discussion between groups with similar interests. Read on to learn how to install a self-hosted bulletin board on an Ubuntu 14.04. Video Tutorial Written Tutorial Prerequisites This tutorial assumes the following setup: A […]
Subsonic is a Music and Video Streaming Server similar to Plex (install tutorial here) and Kodi. Whether you use it as an alternative to Plex or in conjunction, read on to learn how to install Subsonic Media Server on Ubuntu Desktop 14.04. In my home setup, I prefer to use Subsonic for music streaming, Plex for […]
With increased concerns regarding internet security, adding additional preventative measures to publicly accessible computers like the one in this Home Server Series is an almost automatic inclusion. Find out how to create a self-signed SSL certificate and force all traffic to be redirected to secure HTTPS from unsecured HTTP.
As we continue with our Home Server series, ownCloud allows the storage of files on our server, but does not have the added benefit of playing media effectively. Plex Media Server provides video, music, and picture playback on any desktop or mobile device. In addition, it is available on XBox, Playstation, Roku, Chromecast and AppleTV. Find […]