UBOS Beta 17 available
There is lots of new stuff in this update. But before we get there: This is the last of the increasingly inaccurately named “beta XXX updates”. UBOS has been fairly stable for some time, and our “beta” labels are a throw-back to the past when that wasn’t necessarily true. So going forward, we will stop using the term “beta”. Instead, we will focus on the distinction between the different release channels, and at what version they are at. [Read More]
Installing Nextcloud 15 on UBOS versus other Linux distros
Nextcloud 15 was released this week, and tutorials are appearing on the web how to install it on various operating systems. As a UBOS user, I can only marvel how complicated it is … compared to UBOS. Let’s compare: on Ubuntu: Nextcloud auf Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS mit nginx, MariaDB, PHP, Let’s Encrypt, Redis und Fail2ban. States that the required amount of work is about 3 hours. [Read More]
Release channel update
The first commercial products based on UBOS, UBOSbox Nextcloud, are shipping, and they ship on the all-new “green” release channel, which is now generally available. What does that mean? Well, as described in more detail in the documentation, UBOS is developed and released in several “release channels”: The gory, technical operating-system level work is performed in the “dev” release channel. Nobody except for OS developers should ever have to use it. [Read More]
Indie Computing announces UBOSbox Nextcloud and UBOS Live
At the Nextcloud conference in Berlin, Germany, Indie Computing Corp., the company sponsoring UBOS Linux, announced new products and services that bring the benefits of UBOS to non-technical users. UBOSBox Nextcloud is a hardware appliance which pre-installs UBOS, and auto-installs Nextcloud, the open-source file management and collaboration app. UBOSBox Nextcloud allows non-technical users to “bring their data home” from the file sharing services such as Dropbox, or on-line calendars like Google Calendar, to hardware the user has full control over in their home, without needing to deal with software installation or configuration. [Read More]
UBOS Beta 15: status LEDs, Pagekite and Staff improvements
Two important conferences are coming up: the Nextcloud conference in Berlin, Germany, from August 23 to 30, and the MyData.org conference in Helsinki, Finland, August 29-31. We’ll be at both, and just in time, we are proud to release UBOS beta 15! Here are some highlights: Boot your Raspberry Pi from USB, not just an SDCard The UBOS Staff has learned a very convenient new trick UBOS now drives the LEDs on Intel NUCs and the Desktop Pi enclosure for the Raspberry Pi Access your device from the public internet through Pagekite integration For more info, read the detailed release notes here. [Read More]
UBOS Beta 14: support for data disks and more
Just in time for the Let’s Self-host Installathon at Linuxfest NorthWest in Bellingham, WA, UBOS beta 14 is out! As usual, we have a mix of new features that make users’ lives easier, new features that make developers’ lives easier, bug fixes and package upgrades. Here are the highlights: It’s now easy to use a separate “big data disk” (like an external USB disk on a Raspberry Pi, or an extra big volume on Amazon EC2). [Read More]
UBOS Beta 13: new apps and lots of new features
IMPORTANT: The upgrade is more complicated this time (and this time only – we hope!). Please follow the instructions in the release notes. The short version: % sudo pacman -Sy % yes y | sudo pacman -S ubos-admin % sudo ubos-admin update % sudo ubos-admin setnetconfig <your-config-name> UBOS beta 13 is out, and what a release it is! There are lots of new things. Here are some of the highlights: [Read More]
Change of license for ubos-admin
Update 2019-03-29. Read post. TL;DR: We are changing the license for some code written specifically for UBOS. If you are an individual, nothing changes for you. Background: UBOS, like all Linux distributions, consists of code that was written by many developers in many projects, and that is licensed by those developers under a wide variety of different licenses. These include the General Public License, the Apache License, the Perl Artistic License, the BSD License, and many others, sometimes in different editions and versions. [Read More]
End-to-end tutorials: how to set up an Indie Website with UBOS
The Indieweb community has long spearheaded many of the same principles behind UBOS: users should be in control of their online lives, creators should own their content and data, not the big websites, and the like. Over the years, thousands of Indie Websites have sprung up all over the world support the IndieWeb standards and conventions, such as publishing your content on your own site and syndicating it everywhere else (POSSE). [Read More]
UBOS has a new logo!
UBOS clearly needed a prettier logo, and as of today, it has one!
Simple, colorful, and distinctive. What do you think?