There’s a brand new way to get a free shell account. Their name is Devio.us and their job is simple: They provide a secure and stable box running OpenBSD 4.6 and if you behave well, you’ll get a no-strings attached free shell account to use. It includes 100MB of space, 1 MySQL database, plus a mail account. They even do the rsync ritual nightly. It’s basically all you could ask for from a free shell provider, and you’ll never have to worry about them disappearing either.
For those who know what a shell account is, this is great news. If you are unsure of what you could use it for, here’s a little background. Now look up free shell providers—you’ll see a lot of hackeresque looking websites and links you’ll be unsure about clicking. There is nothing illegal or mysterious about Devio.us. Read More