Software

I like playing with software and use a lot of it. I am planning to write a bit about the software I like and use most. I do have a windows machine, but most of the time I use Kubuntu — the KDE version of Ubuntu — and Cloudready — a version of Chrome OS that can be installed on older equipment. The software here reflects this.

Zed Editor

July 4th at 4:12pm

Zed is a Chrome app code editor - which means it runs on any platform Chrome Browser runs on. Including Chrome OS!

Zed also has a serverside application that allows the editor to edit files remotely.

This makes it a pretty good editor for Chromebooks.

Squid Proxy Filter

July 4th at 4:12pm

Squid proxy server and Squidguard URL redirector work together to filter out content and sites you do not want your users to go to.

Squid is actually a proxy server — that is, it will intercept a client's request for a page, fetch the page and deliver it to the client. It also keeps a copy of...

Mail

July 4th at 4:11pm

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KDE

July 4th at 4:11pm

Kandalf
Kandalf the KDE mascot
I have been using the K Desktop Environment (KDE) since the mascot was Kandalf, and Kandalf retired in 2002. In those days, my main distro had been Red Hat Linux, then Mandrake Linux, then, when Ubuntu made a Debian distro that didn't need magic incantations to install, K...

Content Management Systems

July 4th at 4:10pm

I have always been a great admirer of Drupal — since about version 4. Unfortunately,the latest release has become so complicated, I started looking around for something else. I understand why it has become complicated, but it is more than I usually need.

So I have started looking for alternative...

NextCloud

Nextcloud is a big part of why I can use Cloudready machine for much of the time. It provides file sharing services, webmail, contacts and calendar sharing, password management, tasks, notes, bookmarks, and more. It has a load of Android apps for sharing, automatically uploading photos, syncing fil...

Authenticating Nextcloud with Samba 4

Using NethServer's Samba 4 Active Directory server to authenticate NextCloud users.

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Server Setup

March 1st at 8:51pm

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