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Transforming your old desktop into a digital swiss army knife

Previously, I wrote about some PC myths, NAS4FREE (N4F) and its possibilities, and how to install NAS4FREE, trouble-free. This post will show how easy it is to modify and tinker around with any old desktop PC you may have lying around collecting dust, and turn it into a useful machine for storing files, backing up data, file sharing, website hosting, and so on. 266 more words


Installing NAS4Free on an HP Gen8 Microserver

I recently bought a HP Proliant Microserver Gen8. It was < £170 (because I bought it from a Spanish company though Amazon DE, in the UK it was about £15 more at the time), which makes it nearly as cheap as a two bay Synology NAS, but with much better hardware. 697 more words

NAS4Free - Network Attached Storage based on FreeBSD

NAS4free is an open source Network Attached Solution based on FreeBSD. The web front end is written in PHP.

NAS4free uses the following file systems natively… 939 more words


Upgrading NAS4Free Embedded

I chose NAS4Free as my home storage solution. As the name suggests, it’s free, but it’s also packed with file storage goodness such as UPNP/DLNA and DAAP support. 629 more words


Installing Madsonic 5.1 the FREE Subsonic alternative on NAS4Free

Why Madsonic rather than Subsonic?

Madsonic is a fork of Subsonic the excellent cross platform web based media streamer which is free to use for media streaming but which has some ‘premium features’ only available by a low cost subscription. 1,481 more words


Installing Subsonic 5.0 on NAS4Free 9.2.x Embedded–PART 2

Installing Subsonic 5.0

Part 1 of this post can be found here

With the Subsonic Jail created, you now need to install Subsonic.

These instructions are based on… 999 more words

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Installing Subsonic 5.0 on NAS4Free 9.2.x Embedded–PART 1

To be able to run Subsonic on a NAS4Free server you need to run it within its own separate environment which is called a Jail. There are different ways of creating a Jail within NAS4Free, this post is going to cover installing TheBrigg Jail manager. 517 more words