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Free alternatives to Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator alternatives: what free Illustrator alternatives are there?

Vector-based graphics programs can be used to create drawings and designs for web-based or print media. Of all of the applications on offer, Adobe Illustrator is by far the most popular with many professionals swearing by it. But the specialist software comes with a hefty price tag. However, there are several lesser-known vector graphic programs available free of charge. So, what free alternatives...

Composr

Composr 10: ocPortal’s WordPress alternative

The UK-based CMS ocPortal has undergone a rebrand: presenting Composr 10. Following in the footsteps of ocPortal 9, this CMS offers an all-in-one solution for web presences, with no need for extensions or templates. But who is Composr 10 suited to? And how does it compare to the CMS market leaders?

Raspberry-Pi-NAS

Using Raspberry Pi as NAS (network-attached storage)

If you are looking for a central storage system for your own files, you will find the right solution in an NAS system (network attached storage). Since these pre-fabricated boxes are not cheap, using Raspberry Pi as an NAS server host is becoming more and more popular. Combined with USB hard disks or sticks that can be bought anywhere, the minicomputer becomes the perfect storage device for music,...

The best Raspberry Pi operating systems: A brief portrait

Raspberry Pi: 10 operating systems for the minicomputer

The single-board computer Raspberry Pi has enjoyed high popularity since its release in 2012. With the increasing number of possible applications, the minicomputer has become an interesting and practical solution for various branches of industry. As a result, more and more operating systems for the British computer are being introduced to the market. Choosing the appropriate Raspberry Pi...

Functional Specification

Functional specification: All project requirements at a glance

Have you heard of a functional specification before? Functional specifications and specification sheets are often used especially in the software sector. They are essential tools for completing projects on schedule. The functional specification is prepared by the contractor and essentially contains the client’s requirements. Moreover, the functional specification document includes detailed plans...

What is open source?

Open source software explained

What is open source software (OSS) and what is special about it? The history of open source and the principles of the freely accessible software development code date back to the very first Internet technologies. In this article, we will show you what the first open source models were, how open source differs from closed source software and how you can use it to your advantage.

Squid: the license-free caching server for your web project

Squid - the cross-platform open source proxy

If you’re optimizing your website, then you shouldn’t just turn to content and design; it’s important to also make sure that you invest ample time into the functionality of your website. Usability and loading time are just as important for a website’s success as high-quality and regularly offered content. A long loading time is one of the main causes of high bounce rates. The simple solution: a...

Turning on incognito mode in Chrome

Incognito mode in Chrome: how to browse privately

If you want to surf the Internet in private, your best option is to use the Chrome incognito mode. Incognito mode is a security feature that lets you browse the Internet without your history, cookies or other browsing data being stored. Read on to find out how to go incognito in Chrome and why you might want to do this.

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...


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