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owncloud for non-techs

Nikku
Hello

Recently I've become interested in making my data available on multiple
devices in multiple locations. I have a few concerns about Dropbox and
others like it. I found out about Owncloud. My questions are these.

1. Does there exist a document somewhere on the net that explains in
'laymans' terms how to implement Owncloud for a user who is technically
minded and relatively conversant in computere-ese but most definitely not a
programmer?

2. To run Owncloud, do I need to be running Linux on my home rig? The reason
I ask is that I know 'kde' as a front end for Linux. I currently run Windows
7.

3. I have recently switched from a Blackberry to an iPhone 4 for my mobile
computing. I am not 100% convinced about the iPhone but right now it is so
much more functional than my Blackberry was that I'm not turned off yet. I
will be considering Android in the future. Can you tell me if Owncloud is
optimized in such a way as to make it easy for iPhone users to access their
data in the cloud?

I will understand if the you cannot answer this email. I will continue to
try to get information on my own. Basically I am looking for a secure
solution for cloud storage that is relatively easy for a non-tech expert to
implement.

Thanks

Nikku Nayar
Toronto
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Re: owncloud for non-techs

Jeff Gibbs
Hello Nikku,

Your reason for trying owncloud, is the same reason I started using it.  You
want to be able to securely access your data from multiple locations.

1. The only install documentation we have so far is this:
http://owncloud.org/index.php/Installation#Windows
You should know that installing this application will require setting up
your own webserver (like apache or IIS).  There are many websites with
installation instructions for those webservers.

2. Yes, you can run owncloud on Windows 7.  Owncloud is not specific to just
Linux.

3. Owncloud is accessible from any device with internet access.  This
includes Blackberry, iPhone, Android phones, and any smart phone.  You can
either use the web interface to access owncloud or any webdav client.

Let us know if you have any other questions.

- Jeff Gibbs


On Mon, Jul 11, 2011 at 10:23 PM, Nikku <nikku1 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello
>
> Recently I've become interested in making my data available on multiple
> devices in multiple locations. I have a few concerns about Dropbox and
> others like it. I found out about Owncloud. My questions are these.
>
> 1. Does there exist a document somewhere on the net that explains in
> 'laymans' terms how to implement Owncloud for a user who is technically
> minded and relatively conversant in computere-ese but most definitely not a
> programmer?
>
> 2. To run Owncloud, do I need to be running Linux on my home rig? The
> reason I ask is that I know 'kde' as a front end for Linux. I currently run
> Windows 7.
>
> 3. I have recently switched from a Blackberry to an iPhone 4 for my mobile
> computing. I am not 100% convinced about the iPhone but right now it is so
> much more functional than my Blackberry was that I'm not turned off yet. I
> will be considering Android in the future. Can you tell me if Owncloud is
> optimized in such a way as to make it easy for iPhone users to access their
> data in the cloud?
>
> I will understand if the you cannot answer this email. I will continue to
> try to get information on my own. Basically I am looking for a secure
> solution for cloud storage that is relatively easy for a non-tech expert to
> implement.
>
> Thanks
>
> Nikku Nayar
> Toronto
>
> _______________________________________________
> Owncloud mailing list
> Owncloud at kde.org
> https://mail.kde.org/mailman/listinfo/owncloud
>
>
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Re: owncloud for non-techs

Jan-Christoph Borchardt-2
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On Tue, July 12, 2011 07:23, Nikku wrote:
> 3. I have recently switched from a Blackberry to an iPhone 4 for my mobile
> computing. I am not 100% convinced about the iPhone but right now it is so
> much more functional than my Blackberry was that I'm not turned off yet. I
> will be considering Android in the future. Can you tell me if Owncloud is
> optimized in such a way as to make it easy for iPhone users to access
> their
> data in the cloud?

At the moment, there are no official ownCloud mobile apps (those for
Android and webOS are in development).

Meanwhile, you can use any WebDAV client. A good (though proprietary) one
for iOS is WebDAV Navigator: http://seanashton.net/webdav/ It?s also
available for Android and BlackBerry.

If you find a better client, maybe even free & open-source, feel free to
let us know.


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Re: owncloud for non-techs

Nikku
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Hello Jeff and Jan-Christoph

Thanks so much for the responses, guys. I sent this email without fully
understanding that it might go to a bulletin board. In any case, I have been
extremely lucky in that Aaron Reichman responded to an email I sent out and
took the time to have a long exchange with me about this. I now have the
instructions I need to get started setting up my own server - at least, I
know what the hardware requirements are and I can fill them in the next
week). I'm almost certain that I will go with an Apache-based setup, even
though this will require interfacing through the command-line system. It's
not a theoretical challenge, it's just something I've never done. Aaron
explained to me that there are other ways to do this which would allow me to
do it using a GUI of some sort, a visual interface with which I would be
more familiar, but that the majority of guys on the IRC channel are using
Linux/Apache and therefore will most likely be able to help me if I'm using
that platform.

If you guys are in the IRC channel at all, you will soon find me in there
bugging you about getting the web server up and running with Apache. I
should be able to handle getting Linux installed on a computer. Like I said,
I'm essentially in over my head with this, but I'm keen and willing to do my
own research as much as possible. I am extremely motivated to to get this
set up.

Thanks again and hope to speak with you again.

Nikku Nayar

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On Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 3:46 PM, Jeff Gibbs <jeffkgibbs at gmail.com> wrote:

> *Hello Nikku,*
> *
> *
> *Your reason for trying owncloud, is the same reason I started using it.
>  You want to be able to securely access your data from multiple locations.
> *
> *
> *
> *1. The only install documentation we have so far is this:
> http://owncloud.org/index.php/Installation#Windows*
> *You should know that installing this application will require setting up
> your own webserver (like apache or IIS).  There are many websites with
> installation instructions for those webservers.
>
> *
> *2. Yes, you can run owncloud on Windows 7.  Owncloud is not specific to
> just Linux.*
> *
> *
> *3. Owncloud is accessible from any device with internet access.  This
> includes Blackberry, iPhone, Android phones, and any smart phone.  You can
> either use the web interface to access owncloud or any webdav client.*
> *
> *
> *Let us know if you have any other questions.*
> *
> *
> *- Jeff Gibbs*
>


*On Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 7:03 PM, Jan-Christoph Borchardt  wrote:
*
*
At the moment, there are no official ownCloud mobile apps (those for
Android and webOS are in development).

Meanwhile, you can use any WebDAV client. A good (though proprietary) one
for iOS is WebDAV Navigator: http://seanashton.net/webdav/ It?s also
available for Android and BlackBerry.

If you find a better client, maybe even free & open-source, feel free to
let us know.*


>
>
> On Mon, Jul 11, 2011 at 10:23 PM, Nikku <nikku1 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hello
>>
>> Recently I've become interested in making my data available on multiple
>> devices in multiple locations. I have a few concerns about Dropbox and
>> others like it. I found out about Owncloud. My questions are these.
>>
>> 1. Does there exist a document somewhere on the net that explains in
>> 'laymans' terms how to implement Owncloud for a user who is technically
>> minded and relatively conversant in computere-ese but most definitely not a
>> programmer?
>>
>> 2. To run Owncloud, do I need to be running Linux on my home rig? The
>> reason I ask is that I know 'kde' as a front end for Linux. I currently run
>> Windows 7.
>>
>> 3. I have recently switched from a Blackberry to an iPhone 4 for my mobile
>> computing. I am not 100% convinced about the iPhone but right now it is so
>> much more functional than my Blackberry was that I'm not turned off yet. I
>> will be considering Android in the future. Can you tell me if Owncloud is
>> optimized in such a way as to make it easy for iPhone users to access their
>> data in the cloud?
>>
>> I will understand if the you cannot answer this email. I will continue to
>> try to get information on my own. Basically I am looking for a secure
>> solution for cloud storage that is relatively easy for a non-tech expert to
>> implement.
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Nikku Nayar
>> Toronto
>>
>> _______________________________________________
>> Owncloud mailing list
>> Owncloud at kde.org
>> https://mail.kde.org/mailman/listinfo/owncloud
>>
>>
>
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