ownCloud 5 Review | LAS | s26e04

ownCloud 5 Review | LAS | s26e04

Can OwnCloud solve your Dropbox problem? The free web based software that promises to reduce or even replace Google, Dropbox, and much more in your life. But has the project bitten off more then it can chew? Tune in to find out!

And: Our overview of OwnCloud’s desktop syncing system, and the innovative way OwnCloud is deployed to Linux distributions.

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8 Responses to “ownCloud 5 Review | LAS | s26e04”

  1. Andrew Myers Says:


  2. _SteveB Says:

    Regards Opencloud appearing slow on an ssd.

    This might be barking up the wrong tree, but might fix the problem.

    If this service is using /dev/random to generate random numbers on a headless machine it could be a problem with lack of entropy in the blocking random number generator. This is a problem I’ve seen with other web services running on headless or virtual machines. You should be able to determine if this is the case by checking the value of ‘cat /proc/sys/kernel/random/entropy_avail’. If its a low number then you are lacking entropy and the random number generator blocks the calling program until there is sufficient entropy available for a good random number. If this is the problem there appears to be a couple of things you can do; force your system to provide dev/random using the non-blocking dev/urandom (less secure but good enough for the non-paranoid) or add the entropy gathering daemon egd to get you some more randomness.

    This ‘hint’ from Linux From Scratch has about the best explanation http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/hints/downloads/files/entropy.txt

  3. Evropi Says:

    Love Geany. It’s actually replaced jEdit for me. An IDE with a low learning curve at last. Great great program!

  4. Vulix Says:

    Same here, thanks LAS dudes

  5. Sam Ward Says:

    Thanks for reading my letter guys. I’m glad it had an air of apropos. Huge show. i missed the live show since I was off watching basketball, but caught it post production.

  6. Chris Says:

    OMG! This is so creative! I would have never ever been able to pull such a witty and insightful yet funny comment!!!!1!!!ONE!!!!

  7. Joe Says:

    Hey guys — Joe from ownCloud PR here. GREAT review. I talked to Frank K. about your, um, “performance issues”. He said:

    The issue that the admin page is slow and dropbox/google drive is not working is a hint that their server can’t open a connection to the internet. Can also be a firewall misconfiguration.

    We have a warning on the admin page to catch exactly this problem.

    Feel free to contact me jeckert at owncloud.com — you guys look like you could use some ownCloud T-shirts.

  8. lorenzop Says:

    if there’s any chance of my death being due to my head exploding, it’ll be while watching jupiter broadcasting.

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