my private cloud – the groupware part

In this post I’m describing my quest for a suitable software for the groupware part of my private cloud. The requirements have been described in the first part of this series. However they shall be explained in detail here.

Usually one expects a groupware suite to offer at least the following services:

  • email
  • calendaring, espacially invitation for appointments to other users
  • contacts
  • notes

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linux on a MacBook – fedora 16

Since version 16 uses fedora grub2 which supports EFI, MacBooks should theoretically boot Fedora directly without using rEFIt. Some older models of Apple Laptops require a little workaround though.

On fedora64.org Jason Montleon is describing how this can work. I’m going to describe as a “copy-paste-tutorial” how I installed Fedora 16 on my 5 year old MacBook using that directions.
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my private cloud

Cloud services become more an more popular although there are some aspects why giving away your data to big companies might be not the best idea. In this article I describe the idea of creating my private cloud.

Of course cloud services like dropbox, Google or Apple’s iCloud seem to be a nice thing to have. Synchronizing bookmarks and settings of different programs between my computers, accessing (at least some important) documents from everywhere on the world, sharing pictures and movies with friends and of course email, calendaring and so on. And all of this for free? To nice to be true?
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RAW-Thumbnails for .NEF-Files

By default Nautilus does not create thumbnails for RAW images. Installing raw-thumbnailer should help. For Nikon RAW images (.NEF) this didn’t work for me initially. But there is a simple workaround:

Under /usr/share/thumbnailers/ create a file nef-thumbnailer.thumbnailer with the following content:

[Thumbnailer Entry]
Exec=/usr/bin/gnome-raw-thumbnailer -s %s %i %o
MimeType=image/x-nikon-nef;