Over the years we have all come to love and depend on dropbox for its seamless and no-nonsense sync and backup feature. Even now after all these years when there are so many cloud services out there with bigger storages backed by big companies, I would still recommend dropbox as a first choice. Having said that, there are some of us who likes to have more control over our data and services, and there is a very easy and free option out there. Its called owncloud, and it takes less than 5 minutes to install.
The only pre-requisite is that you get your linux-based server. It could be in the form of low-end box or a dedicated server or cloud service like AWS or more user friendly like DigitalOcean that lets you increase your HD space on the go. While there are packages and installation instructions for almost all mainstream linux distro out there, I am going to show you how to do it with Ubuntu server in less than 5 minutes.
If the statements were made by anyone else from any other major corporations, say microsoft or oracle or Apple, most people probably wouldn’t even bat an eye. But this is Eric Schmidt we are talking about, former CEO and current Executive Chairmen of Google. A company that is often associate with (sometimes rightfully so) as the champion of open technology, superior products and generally geek friendly.
Sometimes you have to take double take on some of his statement and think, “really? This guy is in charge of Google, a company that is arguably sitting on the largest pile of data on anyone and everyone who used any of many google products.” Yes, yes he is. It really makes you wonder what Google thinks about its users behind closed doors as opposed to what we are used to thinking about them.
Let’s look at some of his more troubling statements:
Time for a new poll! If you reading this from rss reader you will have to visit the site and checkout sidebar to vote on the new poll. Please vote and share what you think about Google Glass in the comments.
I have my reservation about Google Glass. Generally speaking Google is one of the better corporation when it comes to privacy and advocate of free and open technology. But they are also an advertising company which places them in position where Google Glass is a very intriguing product and also something to me worried.
But that’s just me, I tend to be on the right side of skepticism spectrum. I am interested to know what you guys think about Google Glass. So feel free to vote.
This is how my custom server header looks like (Server:R2D2) -
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