How to create a cloud-based encrypted file system on Linux

Commercial cloud storage services such as Amazon S3 and Google Cloud Storage offer highly available, scalable, infinite-capacity object store at affordable costs. To accelerate wide adoption of their cloud offerings, these providers are fostering rich developer ecosystems around their products based on well-defined APIs and SDKs. Cloud-backed file systems are one popular by-product of such […]
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How to install and configure ownCloud on Debian

According to its official website, ownCloud gives you universal access to your files through a web interface or WebDAV. It also provides a platform to easily view, edit and sync your contacts, calendars and bookmarks across all your devices. Even though ownCloud is very similar to the widely-used Dropbox cloud storage, the primary difference is […]
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How to manage DigitalOcean VPS droplets from the command line on Linux

DigitalOcean is one of the hottest new kids in the block in the cloud VPS hosting market. While not offering as comprehensive service portfolio as Amazon Web Services and the likes, DigitalOcean is already a strong contender for the best Linux-based cloud VPS service targeted at small businesses and developers, thanks to their competitive pricing […]
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How to access SoundCloud from the command line in Linux

If you enjoy music streaming and originally-created sounds, you cannot have missed SoundCloud. Based in Germany, this cloud streaming service is now famous and well-established for any music adventurer. And naturally, as a Linux enthusiast, you might wonder how to join your passion for Linux with your love for music. As a solution, I advise […]
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How to sync Microsoft OneDrive on Linux

OneDrive (previously known as SkyDrive) is a popular cloud storage offering from Microsoft. Currently OneDrive offers 7GB free storage for every new signup. As you can imagine, OneDrive is well integrated with other Microsoft software products. Microsoft also offers a standalone OneDrive client which automatically backs up pictures and videos taken by a camera to […]
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How to mount Google Drive on Linux

As I speak, more than 22,000 people signed up for a petition, desperately wanting to have an official native Linux client for Google Drive, and yet their voice is still being ignored by Google. Perhaps when it comes to boosting their bottom line, Linux desktop market is not a priority for Google. They can ignore […]
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How to access Dropbox from the command line in Linux

Cloud storage is everywhere in today’s multi-device environment where people want to access content across multiple devices wherever they go. Dropbox is the most widely used cloud storage service due to its elegant UI and flawless multi-platform compatibility. There are numerous official or unofficial Dropbox clients available on multiple platforms. Linux has its own share […]
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How to sync Google Drive from the command line on Linux

Google Drive is a cloud storage provided by Google, which allows file sync, file sharing and collaborative editing. As of this writing, Google offers Google Drive client software on multiple platforms: Windows, Mac OS X, Android and iOS. Notably, however, the official Linux client for Google Drive is still missing. So if you want to […]
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How to mount Box.com cloud storage on Linux

Box.com (previously Box.net) is an online cloud storage provider targeting both individual users and enterprise customers. Box.com users can access its cloud storage via web interface or multi-platform mobile client software. As of writing, Box.com does not offer a native Linux client. Thankfully, however, they make available WebDAV servers which export your Box.com account as […]
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