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Raspberry Pi Plex server

Raspberry Pi and Plex: how to turn a single-board computer into a media server

Plex is among the most popular and user-friendly solutions for creating a media server in your home network. In contrast to many other applications, which are often Windows-only, the Plex server is compatible with Linux, Mac, and even single-board computers like the Raspberry Pi. In this Raspberry Pi and Plex tutorial, you will learn what technical requirements must be fulfilled and how...

Raspberry Pi alternatives: Single board computers to check out

Four current Raspberry Pi alternatives: Single board computers by comparison

Raspberry Pi is the first choice for do-it-yourselfers around the world when it comes to single-board computers: It’s small, cheap, and meets most server and media centre requirements. But more and more manufacturers are putting their own mini-computers on the market: Raspberry Pi alternatives want to set themselves apart with lower prices, more powerful hardware, or edgy and exceptional features....

Compress images with the help of free tools

Compressing images: an absolute must

Computer storage volume is increasing by the year. But while we have access to more gigabytes and terabytes, it’s best to keep the file sizes down to a minimum–especially if you operate a website. This is because compressed data leads to quicker loading times, happy visitors, and a higher Google ranking. Pictures bound for the internet in particular should be compressed. We’ve compiled some of the...

Linux commands: An overview of terminal commands

An overview of the most important Linux commands

Under Linux, all actions that you can carry out with the mouse and window system via the graphical user interface can also be performed using programme calls in the terminal – provided you know the appropriate command and how to use it according to the correct syntax. To make working in the terminal easier, we provide you with an overview of basic Linux commands with detailed descriptions and...

Raspberry Pi: How to set up an SSH server

Raspberry Pi: activating and using SSH access

Raspberry Pi has established itself as a reliable basis for servers of various types. Access – for configuration and maintenance purposes – rarely takes place on the mini computer itself, but mostly on a desktop computer in the same network. The communication protocol is the secure SSH (secure shell), which isn’t enabled by default and hasn’t been for some time. How to activate the Raspberry Pi...

How to install an Apache web server

Installing and configuring an Apache web server

The Apache http server is the standard web server for providing HTTP documents on the internet. But did you know it’s also possible to install an apache web server locally on your Windows PC? This is a great method of testing out web pages and checking scripts. To get started, all you need is the free software package and a few minutes.

Reducing PDF size

Reducing PDF size: how to do it

The PDF is one of the most popular file formats, and with good reason – it is not only accessible across platforms, but is also extremely compact. If you use a large number of images and the PDF document is comprised of numerous pages, however, the file can quickly grow larger than desired. Firmware applications from Adobe, as well as free freeware programs and simple online tools, can help reduce...

Buying office 365 online

Buying Office 365 online: Office 365 – part one

Office 365 is Microsoft’s way of offering its beloved productivity software in the cloud. Users can benefit from numerous functions that enable central data storage and collaborative editing of documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and more. When it comes to buying Office 365, you’ll need a subscription – instead of a one-off payment like the traditional desktop installation of Office, Office...

Microsoft Office alternatives

Six free alternatives to Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is the most widely used Office package and, without a doubt, will remain to be for professional purposes. For users who often exchange documents with others, its compatibility gives it an unbeatable advantage. The biggest disadvantage, however, is the high cost of using Microsoft Office. Microsoft Office alternatives are usually more cost-effective, especially when the software is...

Docker tutorial: Installation and first steps

Docker tutorial: Installation and operation of the container platform

The open source container platform Docker is quite exciting to the open source community. As an alternative to hardware virtualizsation based on virtual machines, Docker has made the use of software containers acceptable outside of the Linux universe. In our tutorial for beginners, we break down the Docker trend from the ground up. With these clear, step-by-step instructions, learn how to install...