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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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Build a Ubuntu fileserver: The Planning

If you have multiple computers in the house, you can probably benefit from a single system with centralized storage. A fileserver, as it is usually known, is a computer with multiple hard drives that often sits unattended somewhere and simply

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Inside a broken hard drive

Early last week I was working on my MacBook, with a USB hard drive, FireWire Time Machine drive built from my old iBook, and keyboard connected. Suddenly, my computer shut off, and I smelled burnt plastic — clearly two events

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Upgrade the MacBook Part 1: Change the Hard Drive

This is part 1 of upgrading your MacBook. Part 2 is moving the data to the new drive. When you purchase a MacBook, the options for hard drive space are 80GB, 120GB, or now, 250GB. I went with the stock

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