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ownCloud vs. Nextcloud: A Comparison
ownCloud vs. Nextcloud: comparing cloud collaboration services
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If you want to make use of the possibilities of a collaboration cloud while retaining full control over your data, you can fulfill this wish by hosting your own cloud server service. Two corresponding solutions that can be operated on almost any server are ownCloud and Nextcloud. The ownCloud vs Nextcloud comparison will follow in this article.

ownCloud vs. Nextcloud: comparing cloud collaboration services
VPN server set-up via Raspberry Pi and OpenVPN
Set up Raspberry Pi as a VPN server (OpenVPN tutorial)
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If you set up your own VPN server, then you can access your local network from any internet connection, not to mention allowing you to move around the internet more securely, while also being encrypted, from public WLAN networks. This tutorial shows that the Raspberry Pi mini-computer and the already established OpenVPN program are perfectly sufficient for the creation and operation of a VPN...

Set up Raspberry Pi as a VPN server (OpenVPN tutorial)
Solr
Solr - The powerful search platform from Apache
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What exactly is Solr? The answer to this question lies in our article. In combination with the Java library, Lucene, Solr can be used to build powerful web search engines. Do you need to index your documents? Solr will take care of this. First, we explain the basic terms of practical open source software and its functions. In our Solr tutorial, we’ll explain how to set up the search platform. In...

Solr - The powerful search platform from Apache
Setting up virtual network computing on Raspberry Pi
How to set up a VNC on your Raspberry Pi
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Seeing as the connection between monitor, mouse, and keyboard to the Raspberry Pi is rarely practical, the minicomputer is often operated in headless mode (via SSH) via the command line. Thanks to virtual network computing (VNC), however, there is an alternative solution that also allows remote access to the user interface. To use this technology based on the RFB protocol, you only need to set up...

How to set up a VNC on your Raspberry Pi
Screen capture Windows 11
How to screen record in Windows 11
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To record video clips of desktop applications or games, Microsoft users don’t need any additional software. Much like Windows 10, Windows 11 comes preinstalled with a native recording tool, the Xbox Game Bar. Read on to find out how to create screen recordings in Windows 11 using the tool.

How to screen record in Windows 11
Raspberry Pi Alexa
Raspberry Pi - Alexa Tutorial
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If you own an Amazon smart speaker like the Amazon Echo, you’re probably quite familiar with Alexa. The speech software, which gives the interactive speakers a voice and reacts to the user's voice commands, can also be integrated into your own devices. With some preparation and an Amazon Developer account, for example, you can turn Raspberry Pi into an Alexa speaker.

Raspberry Pi - Alexa Tutorial
Nginx tutorial: getting started with nginx.conf
NGINX tutorial | The basic commands and configurations
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Nginx is very different from traditional server software such as Apache in the way that it responds to client requests and the fact that it also involves configuration changes. In this nginx tutorial you can learn how to make changes without having to restart the web server software as well as how to set up a simple proxy server for images in just a few steps.

NGINX tutorial | The basic commands and configurations
Linux commands: An overview of terminal commands
Overview of important Linux commands
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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 program 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...

Overview of important Linux commands
How to make your Raspberry Pi into a DNS server
How to set up your own DNS server with Raspberry Pi
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Without the domain name system, surfing on the internet would be much more difficult, as we would have to memorize a lot of IP addresses. With the help of DNS servers, we can instead use a memorable domain name to access our favorite website. Find out how you can set up your own DNS server and learn more about the basics of the World Wide Web. All you need is the minicomputer Raspberry Pi and an...

How to set up your own DNS server with Raspberry Pi
1Password Alternatives
1Password alternatives: The best 5 password managers
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Password managers are extremely practical tools to help remember the passwords for the many online accounts you may have. They usually work via browser extensions or desktop apps, and are available across most operating systems. Among the many password managers, 1Password has established itself as a solid tool for many users. However, 1Password is relatively expensive and there are doubts about...

1Password alternatives: The best 5 password managers