Floating on ownCloud 9 | LAS 410

Floating on ownCloud 9 | LAS 410

We risk it all and toss our data into the new ownCloud 9 to give you our review. Find out about using ownCloud as an Evernote killer, Federated servers & the long-term commitment you’re making as an ownCloud user.

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ownCloud 9 Review

Federated Sharing – What’s new in ownCloud 9.0

With ownCloud 9.0 we made it even easier to exchange the Federated Cloud IDs. Below you can see the administrator setting for the new Federation App, which will be enabled by default.


The option “Add server automatically once a federated share was created successfully” is enabled by default. This means, that as soon as a user creates a federated share with another ownCloud, either as a recipient or as a sender, ownCloud will add the remote server to the list of trusted ownClouds. Additionally you can predefined a list of trusted ownClouds. While technically it is possible to use plain http I want to point out that I really recommend to use https for all federated share operations to secure your users and their data.

What does it mean that two ownClouds trust each other? ownCloud 9.0 automatically creates a internal address book which contains all users accounts. If two ownClouds trust each other they will start to synchronize their system address books. In order to synchronize the system address books and to keep them up-to-date we use the well known and widespread CardDAV protocol. After the synchronization was successful ownCloud will know all users from the trusted remote servers, including their Federated Cloud ID and their display name. The share dialog will use this information for auto-completion. This allows you to share files across friendly ownClouds without knowing more than the users name. ownCloud will automatically find the corresponding Federated Cloud ID and will suggest the user as a recipient of your share.

Time to Upgrade to ownCloud 9.0!
Why Should I Upgrade?
  1. ownCloud usage grew last year from 2.4 to 8 million so newer releases have far more users
  2. Testing improves, benefiting newer releases more than older, in part because
  3. Backporting is limited to security fixes for releases older than Latest-1
  4. Clients take advantage of features only in newer server versions
  5. We introduce features which improve reliability


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Maple Runs Linux

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Desktop App Pick

QOwnNotes – cross-platform open source plain-text file notepad


QOwnNotes is the open source (GPL) plain-text file notepad with markdown support and todo list manager for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X and Windows, that (optionally) works together with the notes application of ownCloud.

Weekly Spotlight


Newsbeuter Screenshot

Newsbeuter is an open-source RSS/Atom feed reader for text terminals. It
runs on Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X and other Unix-like operating systems.
Newsbeuter’s great configurability and vast number of features make it a
perfect choice for people that need a slick and fast feed reader that can
be completely controlled via keyboard.

A summary of some of its features:

  • Subscribe to RSS 0.9x, 1.0, 2.0 and Atom feeds
  • Download podcasts
  • Freely configure your keyboard shortcuts
  • Search through all downloaded articles
  • Categorize and query your subscriptions with a flexible tag system
  • Integrate any data source through a flexible filter and plugin system
  • Automatically remove unwanted articles through a “killfile”
  • Define “meta feeds” using a powerful query language
  • Synchronize newsbeuter with your bloglines.com account
  • Import and exporting your subscriptions with the widely used OPML format
  • Freely define newsbeuter’s look’n’feel through free color configurability and format strings
  • Keep all your feeds in sync with Google Reader
  • Newsbeuter is the Mutt of RSS feed readers.
  • Not convinced? See for yourself.

— NEWS —

​Red Hat becomes first $2b open-source company


Just think: Some people still don’t believe that you can make money from Linux and open-source software. Fools! Red Hat just became the first open-source company to make a cool 2 billion bucks.

GNOME 3.20 Release Notes

GNOME 3.20 is the latest version of GNOME 3, and is the result
of 6 months’ hard work by the GNOME community. It contains major new
features, as well as many smaller improvements and bug fixes. In total, the
release incorporates 28933 changes, made by approximately 837

11 Neat New Features in GNOME 3.20

To celebrate this milestone we’ve scoured the change-logs to pull out 11 GNOME 3.20 features we think you’re going to love…



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