From version 12: FreeNAS becomes TrueNAS

FreeNAS has been a popular storage solution for years, also for home use - I myself have been using the system with four hard drives in HP Proliant microservers for several years. With version 12, FreeNAS now becomes TrueNAS - iXsystems brings together the commercial and free branch of the NAS operating system. The advantage should be: instead of two separate code versions only one has to be developed further. Most striking innovation: in ...

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Nvidia Geforce RTX 3080

RTX 3080, Big Nav, Ryzen 5000, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X: pre-ordered chaos?

In the last few days some products have been activated for pre-ordering, which have met with great customer interest: Nvidia has introduced the 2nd generation of RTX cards in the form of the Geforce RTX 3080, Sony the PlayStation 5 and Microsoft the Xbox Series X. At all three product introductions there were many frustrated prospective customers and cancellations in the end. It started on 17 September with Nvidia: for 699,- ...

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LG 38WN95C: 144 Hz monitor for home office & gaming tried

After a few years with two Dell 2515H, the time was ripe for a new monitor that combines the different requirements in one device: as much screen area as possible, high color fidelity, many connections and for a game in between, more than 60 Hz. After some research, the LG 38WN95C is left, practically the "serious" brother of the LG 38GL950G. Both devices have the basic technical data in common: 3,840 ...

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Email Archiving with MailStore Home Portable

Despite the spread of messengers such as WhatsApp or Telegram, the classic mail is not yet obsolete - day after day there are more and more mails slumbering in the inbox. Whether it's a booking confirmation for the next holiday, a message from friends or the invoice for the last purchase, you get everything by e-mail. Mail providers such as GMX, however, have only limited storage space, at least in the free version, ...

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Fritz!OS 7.20 for Fritzbox 7590

AVM has released a new Fritz!OS version for the top model of the Fritz!Box: Version 7.20 brings a lot of new features. While many home office users depend on working internet, I installed the current version - so far without problems, the sync rate remained at 292 MBit/s. The new features include WPA3 and improvements to the MESH network - there is no suitable software for the repeater 1750E yet, this is not yet ...

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HP 250 G7: Entry level notebook with DVD drive

If you're looking for a simple notebook that still offers enough performance for all common office applications, you can get the HP 250 G7 with 8 GB RAM, quad-core Intel CPU and 256 GB SSD for a good 450 Euros. The device is offered in a wide variety of configurations, the version under consideration here is called "6HM83ES" and has an Intel Core i5-8265U CPU with 4 cores/8 threads as its computing core ...

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Streamcam: Webcam for home office and streaming?

Webcams are currently a sought-after commodity due to the Corona pandemic and the sudden increase in the number of employees in the home office. With the Streamcam, Logitech has brought an exciting model onto the market, which stands out above all through Full-HD video streaming at 60 Fps. At around 160 euros, the Streamcam is not cheap: the price is partly due to the fact that the current situation means that the delivery situation is not quite so good.

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Bandwidth management in the home office

If you normally upload large amounts of data while away from home, you may have a problem with the cloud up-cloud or backup replication in times of home office. Similarly, family members may experience problems when they want to upload large amounts of data in parallel. To avoid this, there are various approaches to distribute the available bandwidth in the best possible way without causing bottlenecks in the home network. Traffic-Shaping By means of ...

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Mobile Adblockers on the advance

As early as 2015 with iOS 9, Apple introduced support for adblockers. Until now, adblockers have led a niche existence on mobile devices, this seems to be changing now. Heise.de now reports with reference to a study by the Canadian provider Blockthrough that although the use of Adblock on the desktop is decreasing, mobile Adblocker use is increasing significantly, which practically compensates for this. According to the study, 235 million users use Adblocker on ...

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