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How to Build a Home/Media Server with GNU/Linux

Date and Time

Wednesday, February 06, 2013 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm


MIT Building E-51, Room 372


BLU Desktop SIG


Part 1:

Brendan Kidwell will show us how to use our favorite GNU/Linux distribution to build a personal home server for data storage and/or media serving.

Brendan will also discuss the dangers of entrusting your data to the “cloud,” in particular a cloud service that you don't control. As an antidote, the home/personal server solution that Brendan will present shows how you can free yourself from a dependence on proprietary cloud services such as Dropbox and Google Drive.

Although Brendan will cover technical steps, his talk is 100% newbie friendly. Users at all levels of GNU/Linux experience are welcome to attend and are sure to get something out of this presentation.

Part 2:

Stan Livitski will demonstrate Data Bag - [] - a secure and “free as in freedom” alternative to using cloud services like Dropbox and Google Drive.

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