Into the (open) source


VeraCrypt: the successor of TrueCrypt


In 2009 I wrote an article on security. The best that I could find online to encrypt their files was TrueCrypt, at the time was a safe & software. I can not say the same thing seven years later. The development has been arrested in 2014, but good news there. I could recommend a list of software that do the same thing, but I would not do is leave open questions and invite people to spend time (time that I have already spent). For this reason I will not go further and recommend a project fork that has been followed to the present day. It's called VeraCrypt (the latest release to date is dated October 2016).


“Ubuntu One” and “Ubuntu One Music Store” will be decommissioned in August


Anyone who has used Ubuntu at least once in the last years has made the case for Ubuntu One, the cloud service offered by Canonical natively installed on recent distributions of Ubuntu. Ubuntu One is exactly what you would expect from a cloud storage service and so far has winked to all Ubuntu users sometimes left without support from direct competition.

Exactly as Dropbox, SkyDrive, Google Drive, Mega and company allows a subscription for manage a web space remote. The free Basic plan starts from 5GB, acquiring additional functionality, or enrolling their acquaintances through affiliate links is


Start a program with GUI remotely via SSH


I do not often have to start an application on a remote machine that requires the use of the GUI, more widely in applications to launch and "turn" in background, but it can always happen. I'm thinking for example to those who use a computer as a multimedia station (with XBMC setup is very simple) or even just to experience.

Suffice it to say that you can do, but it is necessary to direct the GUI application to a screen in particular.


OpenKiosk: un browser “nato” for internet point


Years ago I became interested in creation of an internet point using an older pc and a any linux distribution. On that occasion I used Opera, a free browser (the open source) that integrated and integrates still one of the best ways "kiosk".

Since then it's been almost three years, Opera has evolved and continues to integrate the kiosk mode, but steadily growing new projects open source they make their way.

I'm talking about OpenKiosk.


Un server ftp (with gui) in a single file


Today I posed the problem to start an FTP server on my computer. Although (also in the repositories) There are several solutions to my problem, Graphical user interfaces are scarce. Despite this, I found an FTP server written in python that also includes a handy gui, in a single file.

First download, a modified version of the original software "pyftplib" (glue lines just copied into a new file that we will call "").


Webcam security and “motion detect” with Linux


Set up a Security Webcam with "motion detect" using linux, in contrast to other solutions, is a procedure quite simple, despite the lack of a GUI for the configurations (often it is good not to have a GUI). On the front "hardware" everything we need is a webcam USB, regarding the software we will need a Linux distribution and the program "motion" (in the official repositories). Below I translate and I simplify the procedure comes from the blog


How to access a “shared folder” Windows da Linux con Samba


Many networks have the advantage of Windows "Active Directory" and Local Domains, an important priority within the company if. Most of the Windows shares using the solution "WORKGROUP", the default choice when creating a shared network (to share files or printers). The majority of users have the idea that WORKGROUP is something that can be accessed only by Windows. It is not so and we will prove in this article with the help of a small program command line for linux: Samba.