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Using the Ubuntu OpenStack Installer As the title suggests this little gem is an Openstack installer tailored specifically to get you from zero to hero in just a short amount of time. There are a few options available today for deploying an Openstack cloud. For instance, juju-deployer with an Openstack specific bundle or that other thing called devstack. A ...


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It looks like someone has made a CUPS/Google Cloud Print tool here: http://www.niftiestsoftware.com/cups-cloud-print/ And it appears the author provides a PPA: Packages: https://launchpad.net/~simon-cadman/+archive/cups-cloud-print Source code: https://github.com/simoncadman/CUPS-Cloud-Print To install it and configure it: sudo add-apt-repository ...


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Ubuntu Server is designed to be a scale out server operating system for professionals. It's a stripped down OS with no frills attached. The target audience for Ubuntu Server is someone who is comfortable with the command line. Some would even make the argument that it's not designed for the command line, it's so stripped down that it's designed to be driven ...


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Ubuntu One is an online file hosting service. It offers 2GB of space free with an option to upgrade to 50GB of storage for $10 a month. With the Free Version you can: Sync up to 2 GB of files, contacts, notes, bookmarks, purchased music, and Gwibber broadcast messages Automatically sync your digital life to your personal cloud and with all of your ...


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I believe the problem was that step 2 of the "create a new token" workflow, defined on https://one.ubuntu.com/developer/account_admin/issue_tokens/cloud/, was failing with a 503 for you because the service was down at a couple of points this weekend. You'll need to trap this situation and deal with it (a 503 indicates that you should retry the request later, ...


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Getting Started Tutorial Full Documentation Getting started with a Amazon AWS account is very simple, or there is also directions to deploy test instances to local lxc containers, a third more in-depth option is to setup a MAAS (Metal As A Service) first as described also in the docs. The Getting Started section tells you how to install it and where to ...


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Put some sort of distributed computing client on there and donate your unused cycles to science. Maybe something like http://folding.stanford.edu/


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The success of Ubuntu as a platform and Ubuntu's commitment to refreshing AMIs means that there are literally thousands of of images on Amazon EC2 with "ubuntu"in their name. That, combined with and the lack of Ubuntu on the "Quick Start" menu makes selecting the right AMI a non-trivial task. Some General Ubuntu Information You already may be aware of ...


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Firstly: "cloud" is marketing jargon for virtualisation but it tends to mean flexible virtualisation, where there's some elasticity and you can move things around. That the case, you'd require more than one host machine to do it and by the sounds of it, you don't want or need that. Your real comparison is between virtualisation and no virtualisation. Why ...


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We had a bug on our website where buying more than one 20-pack of storage wasn't working. We fixed it, now. Sorry!


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As of Ubuntu 12.04, and the "0.5+bzr531" release of Juju that comes with it, Juju can only speak 3 API's: EC2 - This is actually EC2 and S3 for charm storage Orchestra - This is Cobbler + WEBDAV for charm storage. MaaS - This uses MaaS much like Orchestra used Cobbler, and MaaS has the file storage built-in rather than relying on a secondary ...


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If the computers have a reasonable network connection, there are a number of services you can run to make the internet a better place. Few of the things I'm about to list are directly parallelizable across a cluster, but many of them work very well when used on a pool of machines with a DNS round-robin to load-balance and reduce the impact if any one of the ...


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If you build a public facing server, you should be familiar and comfortable with the system you are using. You mention virus protection as a reason, which suggests to me that you are looking for "security as a product", which is something that doesn't exist. Security is always a process, and servers on public networks need to be monitored and maintained ...


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Browse to the file. Click on More and then Delete File as shown in the image below:


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Have you tried Desktop Flickr Organizer? It is available in the Software Centre or "upload photos to Flickr" package? I don't use Flickr and have not tested them myself..so give us feedback whether either of them works. OK, now comes the hacky solution. Haven't tested that either :) Firstly you could look into flickrfs. As I understand it enables to ...


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Yes, they can run side-by-side without conflict.


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The answer is unfortunately "no" (or at least not yet).


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As of August 2012, Duplicity does not support Google Cloud Storage (GCS); a search of the duplicity-talk mailing list archives shows that there has been no discussion, even at a wishlist stage, of adding such support. Google Docs is supported, but that API is totally different from GCS. Wishlist bug filed recently While the Python boto module used as a ...


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Not yet, however there's been progress in this area, follow this bug report: https://bugs.launchpad.net/duplicity/+bug/1039511


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Testing with Google Music, I realized that it's all about the ID3 tag. Whatever you put there, Google uses it. it doesn't matter what the name of your files are, it's all about the ID3. Even if you have songs where the Artist and Album Artist are different, Google will display both correctly without any confusion. I suggest that you organize your music ...


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There is now (since 2013-07-19 - version 0.6.22) support to use Google Cloud Storage directly in duplicity. You should use gsutil config -a to create a ~/.boto config file. And then you can use duplicity like this: duplicity local_dir gs://yourbucket Also of note is that only the old authentication mechanism is supported. You should enable "Interoperable ...


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This is a partial-answer that might help the next person: So far it seems that copying things to Google Drive/Docs is supported: duplicity localdir gdocs://username:password@gmail.com/remotedir/ However this is different from Google Cloud Storage. I think this should be doable since duplicity and gsutil both use boto, but I'm not sure if this requires ...


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Ubuntu Cloud and MAAS are different things - different layers if you like. MAAS is a low-level layer which deals with physical hardware. It is for deploying the base level software to a rack of servers quickly and easily. It can then work in conjunction with juju to deploy particular services (e.g. web servers, databases) to that hardware. This could be for ...


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I think this is the only thing that is known so far: http://omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/04/google-drive-is-coming-to-linux/ But there is some temporary solution available until the official client comes to Ubuntu: http://omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/04/google-drive-is-coming-to-linux/


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As I said in another thread, when you're dealing with a single computer, can't really do "cloud" computing because at its core, cloud computing relies on scaling in some direction, be that more CPU power, more memory, disk, bandwidth, user capacity and to do that, you need multiple hardware units to be able to provision things... In the case of the other ...


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Why not use Ubuntu One for it? Its already integrated in OS.


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The bootstrap instance runs two critical pieces of the infrastructure: Zookeeper and the provisioning agent. Here is the architecture overview: Right now this is actually a single point of failure.. though that will be solved in the near term by expanding the "bootstrap" service to 2 units either on demand, or in response to deploying a second machine. ...


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You may try mining some bitcoins. This virtual currency based on peer-to-peer protocol (and which can be easily exchanged for real money, at the moment of writing a bitcoin is worth about $11) has coins, which are generated not by a single institution, but by the network of all its users. The chances of having generated some amount of such money are the ...


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I think this is basically answered here: How can I configure multiple deployment environments for juju? You just need to explicitly set the right keys in environments.yaml, specifically ec2-uri, s3-uri, access-key, default-image-id and secret-key. Your keystone bits should be producing the access key ID and secret key that will be used to populate those ...


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You can do this by running the command ec2-describe-regions from the command line (if you have ec2-api-tools installed available in multiverse). $ ec2-describe-regions REGION eu-west-1 ec2.eu-west-1.amazonaws.com REGION sa-east-1 ec2.sa-east-1.amazonaws.com REGION us-east-1 ec2.us-east-1.amazonaws.com REGION ap-northeast-1 ...



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