The Cloud Ibox II is a cheap affordable satellite receiver running Linux. It is priced between 90 and 130€. It features:
2 x USB (although the case shows otherwise, it seems this is 1x USB 1.0 and 1 x USB 2.0)
1 x card reader
dreambox plugin compatible
price tag is between 90 and 130€ (often including a USB Wi-Fi Antenna)
It mostly comes pre-installed with a special version of the OpenPli 4.0 frontend. This is due to the situation that OpenPLI at this moment not yet supports the Cloud Ibox II. But I strongly hope this will come soon.
After tinkering with this device the whole weekend, we have some tips and tricks for the other users of this device. Continue reading →
According to Microsoft’s WindowsTeamBlog, they have already sold NINETY million licensed copies of Windows 7, thus making it the fastest selling operating system in history. Paul Thurott of WindowsITPro expects Microsoft to sell all in all 300 million copies in 2010.
TrueCrypt is the leading open-source software to encrypt drive volumes. It supports Windows, MacOS X, and Linux. Version 5.1 has been released just 3.5 months ago in march. Now the Truecrypt team has released version 6.0 with the following features:
Parallelized encryption/decryption on multi-core/multi-cpu systems – thus demanding less time for the en- and decryption operations
Windows Vista, XP, 2003, 2008: run encrypted operating systems from hidden volumes (!)
Windows Vista, 2008: encrypt whole drives (incl. extended/logical partitions)
MacOS X: Create hidden volumes
Anyway: Permanent decryption has been removed from TrueCrypt’s bootloader, in order to support hidden operating system volumes. Permanent decryption now has to be done using the boot disk.
Today Parallels released the server version of their virtualization software. The MacOS X version supports MacOS X server as guest operating system. The Linux and Windows versions will be released within the next six weeks, but they will not virtualize MacOS X – as Apple demanded. The price is currently set to 860€.