CentOS 6 as Apple TimeMachine Backup

TimeCapsule is the Apple (closed) backup system. But... even if closed, you can configure a linux server to be your TimeMachine network disk, like TimeCapsule does. First of all you need a linux system and, to follow this step-by-step guide, you need a CentOS 6.X linux. Installation Configure EPEL repository, if your system is not yet configured wi…

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Execute a dynamic MOTD scripts on Centos6

A thing I found useful in the default configuration of Debian and Ubuntu Systems, is the MOTD message (Message Of The Day) display, any time you login into system, information about packages updates, load, ... The following guide display how you can configure it on a Centos System (or we could say any RedHat based system). First of all, we need to …

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Personalize your bash with GIT/SVN and colors

If you work everyday on a Linux shell and need to manage projects on GIT or SVN code control systems, could be useful to get informations about them directly on your bash. You can easily do that with some changes into¬†/etc/bashrc file of your Linux. Go to the end of that file and add the followings lines: parse_git_branch() { git branch 2>…

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Linux Airprint Server for iOS6 devices

After iOS6 update my Linux Airprint server does not work anymore for my iDevices. I'm referring to my previous article explaining how you can configure a linux machine as Linux Airprint Server! Fortunately there is no change to the Airprint protocol. Ranil give us the solution (thanks a lot for your test!!) You should add to your previous configura…

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Linux Airplay server using XBMC 11

I finally had time to test the latest version of XBMC media center (version 11) on my Fedora 16. My first test was using directly the rpm provided on rawhide repositories (fedora and rpm-fusion-free) but in this way many others components will be updated (like gnome for example) because the package is produced for Fedora 17. So, following this lit…

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PC Monitor: control your computer from everywhere and with any device

Some weeks ago I found PC Monitor application, a new cool way to control your Linux and windows computer. Looking on the product website you can find for server program for Linux and windows (both 32bit and 64bit OS) and clients programs for Android, Windows Phone and iOS devices. I tested for some days the Linux server version, that is really e…

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