Nov 292013
 

Screencloud is an app that allows you to capture screen under Linux , Mac or Windows and automatically upload the screenshot to an FTP/SFTP server of your choice or a provider in the cloud such as Dropbox, Ubuntu One, Imgur or a cloud service proposed by Screencloud themselves.

Once the file is sent, your clipboard will contain the link to the image.
This could be a good way to quickly share a screen capture without having to do the multiple steps (take/save/change it/upload somewhere/copy the url) that usually you should do to share a simple image.

The software is released under GPL-2.0 and the sources are on github.

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Nov 162013
 

arkos

Recently I’ve discovered this project that has great ambitions:

arkOS is an open-source platform for securely self-hosting your online life.

Everything started from the founder Jacob Cook and the CitizenWeb Project he founded. It’s designed to run on a Raspberry Pi – a super-low-cost single board computer – and ultimately will let users, even of the non-technical variety, run from within their homes email, social networking, storage and other services that are increasingly getting shunted out into the cloud, and so under the control of big companies.

So in short arkOS is a lightweight Linux-based operating system that runs on a Raspberry Pi.

It allows you to easily host your own website, email, “cloud” and more, all within arm’s reach. It does this by interfacing with existing software and allowing the user to easily update and change settings with a graphical interface. No more need to depend on external cloud services, which can be insecure “walled gardens” that require you to give up control over your data.

arkOS will have several different components that come together to make a seamless self-hosting experience possible on your Raspberry Pi. Each of these components will work with each other out-of-the-box, allowing you to host your websites, email, social networking accounts, cloud services, and many other things from your arkOS node.

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Oct 042013
 

syncHave you finish your cloud space on Dropbox, Google Drive or one of the many cloud storage providers ? Or maybe you don’t trust them and you’d prefer a solution made with your computer/vps/Server ?

Good news, from some time there is a new solution available: BitTorrent Sync

BitTorrent Sync by BitTorrent, Inc is a proprietary peer-to-peer file synchronization tool available for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS and BSD. It can sync files between devices on a local network, or between remote devices over the Internet via secure, distributed P2P technology, so in short you can setup your own cloud storage and share your files among your devices.

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Cloud Computing and Linux

In the IT shops have long proliferated intense religious wars between popular technologies. From the programmer’s perspective, debates over Java versus .Net or PHP versus ASP have caused many high profile feuds. Similarly in the system administrator space, Windows versus Linux or UNIX, and even infighting between different flavors of UNIX or Linux has made [...]

Notes from RH: Virtual Experience

Yesterday I followed the online event Virtual Experience, presented by Red Hat. The event was presented in 4 main areas :Red Hat Enterprise 6, Cloud Computing, Virtualization and Jboss, for an idea of the sessions available take a look here. I followed some of the sessions and from what I saw I had the impression that Cloud is the key word (or fashion) that is often repeated even in talks about  other  topics,  RH  surely   is betting a [...]