Parallels Access review: control your home server remotely

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Perhaps you’ve been following our hardware reviews about amazing devices such as the Intel NUC or the Gigabyte Brix Pro, which are best used as home servers, where you can attach an external storage and just browse your media from a client device. Maybe you have a computer already, loaded up … read more

How to run a Ubuntu home server on VirtualBox VM?

Ubuntu Home Server On Virtualbox Vm

Don’t have an extra PC laying around, no problem, just run a Ubuntu home server on VirtualBox VM. I have been pumping out VirtualBox tutorials over the last two months. Some have asked me if VirtualBox is somehow related to HTPCs. This post will answer that question. This post is … read more

Too many web interfaces? Try HTPC Manager!

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As we delve deeper into the interesting world of Home Theater PCs and take advantage of the many applications available, to enjoy our favorite content in the most comfortable ways, there is a growing aspect of it all that kind of defeats the purpose: the number of apps necessary to … read more

AtoMiC ToolKit – Automate your Media Center

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We are glad to launch AtoMiC ToolKit, a set of bash scripts that will automate installation of home server, NAS, and HTPC related software on Ubuntu Linux (including 15.05 Vivid Vervet) and its variants. You may have used our All-in-one PVR script or our AtoMiC installation scripts for Transmission WebUI, … read more

5 Most common NAS or Home Server uses

Best Home Server Uses

Let us look at some of the most common network attached storage server or home server uses for the sake of people wondering why have a home server? Recently, we described what is HTPC and what it is used for? We also presented an energy efficient HTPC Home Server combo … read more

Amahi Home Server: an easy to use Home Server solution?

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I’ve been trying various Home Server and HTPC solutions for some time now and in this post I will review Amahi Home Server. Originally I had an all-in-one HTPC NAS combo machine connected to my TV, running Windows. When I discovered the awesomeness of Kodi (previously XBMC) a couple of … read more

SickBeard alternative: Sonarr aka NzbDrone vs SickBeard

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SickBeard has been the king of automatic Show downloaders, but in this post, I am going to introduce SickBeard alternative called NzbDrone (nka Sonarr) and present a basic feature comparison of NzbDrone vs SickBeard. As you may know both SickBeard and NzbDrone are PVRs for newsgroup users and can releases … read more

Install Sick Beard with Piratebay torrent support on Ubuntu

Sickbeard With Piratebay Ft 1 | Smarthomebeginner

Sick Beard is a wonderful set and forget python script to automatically download and pass TV show torrent files to torrent downloaders (eg. Transmission) or NZB files to NZB downloaders (eg. SABnzbd+). TV shows will be downloaded as they are available, renamed, and moved to your library. In this post, … read more