In a short time The Cloud has flooded our lives, to the point that many of us who until now did not know what it was Offline and Online, Now we even use them regularly.
Fortunately, Ubuntu users can use the classic web services solutions that work in The Cloud to create various types of Cloud. In Ubuntu we can make more complex ‘clouds’ like Ubuntu Server plus OpenStack i ‘clouds‘Simpler as Ubuntu Desktop plus OwnCloud, a program that turns our PC into a powerful server that offers a cloud solution or very homemade cloud.
OwnCloud 8 is the latest version of this popular program that has major improvements, the result of its continued use and popularity. The main improvement coming in OwnCloud 8 is the improvement in communication with servers and other clouds, as well as improving the interaction with services in the Cloud as Dropbox, OwnCloud 8 also communicates very well with other cloud services such as S3, Google Drive or WebDAV servers. Not to mention that external servers that are based on OwnCloud are also fully supported. This improvement allows us to share files between clouds, use search engines and even be able to use viewers without having to download the file.
OwnCloud 8 will communicate better with other ‘cloud’ solutions
The search engine in OwnCloud 8 is another tool that has improved substantially, which many users have been asking for. LDAP features are also another thing that has changed and improved in OwnCloud 8. In general it can be said that the developers of OwnCloud 8 have taken into account the usability features, this version being more usable than the others.
As in previous versions, in order to install OwnCloud 8 on our PC we must install a desktop version and a server version, or Client version and server version. If we want to do this on several different PC’s, we will have to install the server version on the most powerful computer and the desktop or client version on the computer with fewer resources. However, if you don’t trust it, there will always be Ubuntu OpenStack, although it’s harder to use at the moment than OwnCloud 8.