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Take Your Web Server With You

Nov 11, 2009, 18:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rob Reilly)

"Photos, slide stacks, and huge documents can take up a lot of file space and we frequently need to distribute those files out to colleagues working on a project. When everybody is working in the office, you might have the luxury of being able to put your stuff on an Alfresco (Linux) or Sharepoint (Microsoft) server. The situation gets problematic when your team is working at a virtual office at the coffee shop downtown or off-site in some client conference room somewhere.

"USB sticks can move files around, but they are slow and cumbersome. Email works too, until you hit that magical file size limit on your email system.

"How about a portable Web server? You probably have one sitting right there on your Linux laptop, just ready to be used. If not, it is a simple matter of installing Apache and doing a little configuring."

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