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MythTV is too complicated

My Ubuntu file server is almost complete. With multiple terabyte hard drives in place, software for sharing files among computers on the network, it provides all the services a modern home network requires. However, one of the things it is

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How to: Backup a website with FTPcopy

When running a website, it is very important to have a backup of all site files, to prepare for any event that may require reloading data (file corruption, moving hosts, etc.). After building my Ubuntu file server, I knew that

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How to: Compile and run Mediatomb as a daemon with Ubuntu 9.04

Since getting my PS3, then setting up my Ubuntu file server, I’ve really enjoyed watching movies on my TV. To get the media from computer to Playstation requires the use of software that employs the UPnP protocol, in the form

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Building a Ubuntu fileserver: The Software

After planning and building a Ubuntu-based fileserver, it’s time to add software to the mix, so that the computer does the work it was originally meant for. In the case with my command-line only server, the software I added was

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Build a Ubuntu fileserver: The Hardware

With the planning of a new computer done, it’s time to begin the process of buying and assembling the parts together. The more you read about compatibility and user satisfaction, the better your final product will be. I highly suggest

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