Antoni Norman has released an initial alpha build of Pinguy OS 13.04, an Ubuntu-based distribution with a customised GNOME 3.8 desktop: “Pinguy OS is still being activity worked on. There has been a release for 12.10 and a 13.04 release is being worked on at the moment. If….
Petter Reinholdtsen has announced the availability of the initial alpha build of Skolelinux (a project also known as “Debian-Edu”), a distribution designed for schools and based on the upcoming release of Debian GNU/Linux 7.0: “The Debian-Edu / Skolelinux project is still going strong and made its first ‘Wheezy’-based….
The Fedora 19 ‘Schrödinger’s Cat’ alpha release has arrived with a preview of the latest fantastic, free, and open-source technology currently under development.” Some of the more interesting features of this release include: “Developer’s Assistant – a tool that helps you to get started on a code project with templates, samples and toolchains for the languages of your choice; Syslinux optional boot tool integration brings simplified booting; systemd Resource Control lets you modify service settings without a reboot; GNOME 3.8; KDE Plasma Workspaces 4.10, MATE Desktop 1.6…”
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And indeed, BitTorrent Sync is a great way of syncing and sharing files between computers, even files that you usually wouldn’t trust with cloud sync tools such as Dropbox: besides the files being transferred directly between the users (so your files don’t end up on some cloud server), the connection is encrypted with a AES cypher and a 256-bit key created on the base of your Secret, a random 20 byte or more string. For increased security, there’s also an option to generate a Secret that expires after a day.
How to use BitTorrent Sync on Linux
To use BitTorrent Sync (or “BtSync”) on Linux, download and extract the binary for your architecture (Ubuntu users: use the “Linux i386″ or “Linux x64″ links on the left; don’t download the “glib 2.3″ binaries), extract it and to run it, simply type the following in a terminal (assuming you’ve extracted the “btsync” binary in your home folder):
To see a list of available options, type:
And if you want to stop BitTorrent Sync, use:
Now let’s add a folder to sync. To do this, click “Add folder”, then browse for a folder you want to sync and also click “Generate” to generate a Secret for this folder. Then click “Add” to add the folder:
On Linux, most of the settings aren’t available in the web interface. Instead, you can run:
./btsync --dump-sample-config > sync.conf
./btsync --config sync.conf
For more on how to use BitTorrent Sync on Linux but also on Windows and Mac OS X, see the User Guide PDF file.
Download BitTorrent Sync for Linux, Windows, Mac OS X and NAS.
Dennis Gilmore has announced the alpha release of Fedora 19, the first development build of the popular Red Hat-sponsored Linux distribution: “The Fedora 19 ‘Schrödinger’s Cat’ alpha release has arrived with a preview of the latest fantastic, free, and open-source technology currently under development.” Some of the more….
Jonathan Riddell has announced the availability of the second testing release of Kubuntu 13.04: “Welcome to the ‘Raring Ringtail’ Alpha 2 release, which will in time become the 13.04 release. Highlights: the latest release of KDE’s Plasma Workspaces and Applications 4.10 adds a new screen locker, Qt Quick….
Rolling Survival has just been unleashed on Desura under their Alpha Funding program! Rolling survival is a top down wave survival game with an upgrade tree. it really is as simple as that, you kill enemies to get experience and with that experience you can buy weapons, upgrades and additional health so that you can survive longer.
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