I’ve had my Raspberry Pi now for a few weeks, so I thought it was about time I started my first project. As a regular user of cloud storage, I have concerns over privacy and I also do not want to become dependant on any one provider, so to try and solve these two issues, I thought that setting up my own cloud server. Configuring ownCloud would be the perfect challenge.
Category: Open Source / Free
GNU / Linux is a great development platform. Whether you’re writing code for applications, games, mobile or the web, all the tools you’ll need are at your fingertips. I’ve been using Linux for the last 5 months now to run my web design business and every job I need to accomplish has been completed using free and open source software.
How much would it take to get yourself up and running with a modern, sophisticated and capable computer setup in 2015? Well, a decent 2-5 year second hand Macbook will likely set you back by between £400 – 500. How about picking up a second hand ex-Windows machine for £150 and installing the free GNU / Linux operating system?
I think I’ve finally settled on a GNU/Linux distribution – at least for now. Anyone who’s tried Linux before will no doubt be aware of the numerous Linux distributions available. A Linux distribution is collection of GNU/Linux components, desktop environments and software programs…