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much that is often repeated that “ is not the same synchronization backups of files “. In a sense it is true, despite the redundancy, but the line gradually becomes more slender, all for this thing called comfort that we like, in addition to the concept of “cloud “, which is fast becoming one of the most important pillars of computing” public “or current private, like it or not.
peevish yesterday published the news of the launch of ownCloud 2 and in the comments how non-Surgi- theme that brings comfort that software , which is true. Instead it offers a tremendous flexibility , as with other similar alternatives as SparkleShare.
is, if you want comfort from the point of view of a normal user, Dropbox and Ubuntu One is ideal, no doubt. But just these two applications / services, even with its advantages (DropBox is very simple and very reliable and Ubuntu One is very complete for users of Ubuntu) has several major shortcomings , which supplies much ownCloud .
The first is the versatility , the second is the security , and it is precisely Dropbox and Ubuntu One are the two largest in its class with the worst default security because not encrypt the files locally , so that from both companies can keep their users know what at all times (well, here go hand in hand security and privacy). Dropbox, in fact, has already had problems from it.
frustrating is that a user ownCloud anyone that would come down and take a look at the installation instructions, safe backing down because it is a full-scale roll. In addition, having a server is cheap, yes, but security is paid separately, and WIN Dropbox or Ubuntu One and have that security on their servers (it’s crazy to keep personal files on a server owned or leased whose traffic is not encrypted).
my point of view, a good solution would be from the same project KDE start a business on ownCloud , obtaining a financial benefit is always welcome. But it seems that something will happen, nor it seems that Amarok and Clementine will implement a commercial music store (which I personally think an idiot).
If for some client
ownCloud was an interesting solution, not much to implement it later on their servers, but I have not yet become necessary. On private property do not need ownCloud, at least for now. One or MandrivaSync would use Ubuntu (not figure anything locally latter) be available for my distribution, in support of both companies , but neither is the case. Interestingly, despite the inherent safety of free software which we spoke a while ago, are applications / services which partially enclosed offer better features : Wuala and SpiderOak are the best and safest and personal solutions of ‘backup & sync’-o-storage and synchronization for any operating system, at least until Syncany raise its head.
If you want to know
all applications mentioned and a few more of those available in GNU / Linux , and published an article to that effect. Maybe another day I spoke to Wuala and SpiderOak fund because they deserve it (the latter has improved even more security with double authentication), but not today.
If I tell you my current choice is SpiderOak , and it works great. It has several advantages over its competitors and also has referral program with which to increase the free space of 2 GB initial 50 GB (so … I miss him a little face to leave my link to create an account with SpiderOak, to see if I get some free GB .