At our August SIG we’re going to look at FreeNAS Network Attached Storage. Although not a true Linux system, FreeNAS BSD is a great UNIX-like open source product to reliably store tons of data. FreeNAS may be downloaded online as an image (not ISO) file. I’ll show you a cool Ubuntu open source utility that expands image files. Set up correctly FreeNAS retains data even when (not if) one or two hard drive fail. We’ll go over the steep hardware requirements and begin seeing how FreeNAS might be used at home.
I also want to showoff the new Knoppix Live Disc.
And I have the following FreeNAS and Linux links for discussion:
- FreeNAS Project – Open Source Storage – FreeNAS Project FreeNAS Project – Open Source Network Attached Storage
- How I Set Up a Home File Server For Free – A Review of FreeNAS Read this interesting review about how to set up a home file server for free with FreeNAS. You will also find many more freeware reviews in countless categories at Gizmo’s.
- FreeNAS – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- ▶ How to use FreeNAS to set up a home server FreeNAS can breathe new life into old hardware and sling files and media to networked devices all around your house.
- How-To: Set up a home file server using FreeNAS What’s the best budget NAS?
08/2014 Linux Links
- Dual-boot Windows 8 and Linux Mint 17 on a PC with 2 disks and UEFI firmware Dual-boot Linux Mint 17 and Windows 8 on a computer with 2 hard disk drives and UEFI firmware. This can be used for Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon, MATE and Xfce
- Control Your Ubuntu/Linux Mint System With Voice Commands (Available in 67 Languages & 95 Action Commands)
- NSA: Linux Journal is an “extremist forum” and its readers get flagged for extra surveillance A new story published has uncovered some shocking details about who the NSA targets for surveillance including visitors to Linux Journal itself.
- LXLE 14.04 review – new paradigms LXLE updates for the Lubuntu 14.04 LTS release – but can this lightweight distro really keep an aging PC going for two years?
- How To Synchronize Files On Ubuntu With OneDrive Microsoft just bumped up the amount of free storage you get with OneDrive, so you might want to use it on your favorite Linux distribution. However, Microsoft doesn’t have an official client for Ubuntu.
- How To Optimize Linux For SSDs To get the best performance and least wear-and-tear on your solid state drive, try these optimizations for your Linux system.
- Reset Your Forgotten Ubuntu Password in 2 Minutes or Less
- How To Make Lubuntu Look Like Windows XP If you have a Windows XP user in your life, you may want to try migrating them to Linux so they can use a free, secure operating system still getting security updates.
- Printing on Linux: Choosing The Right Printer and Getting It To Work One of the few pieces of hardware that may cause the most trouble on a Linux system is a printer. If it’s supported, it’ll take a few steps to get it to work.
- Linux Distribution Basics: Rolling Releases vs. Standard Releases
- VOLKSPC Linux and Android
- The Linux Advantage: 5 Websites You Should Head To For Learning Linux Whether you’ve been putting off Linux for years or you’re just hearing about it, there are ample reasons to start today. Want to try now? These resources will get you started.
- Zorin OS 9 – Linux for Windows users Zorin OS 9 is a Linux distribution that morphs its look and feel so that it emulates Windows XP, Windows 7 and Mac OSX. This review looks under the hood to see what else Zorin has to offer.
- Google Confirms That Chromebooks Are Selling Well in Schools