The order of the text files / parts goes like this:
Ubento Desktop – Part 2.1
Install VMware Tools – Part 2.2
Ubento Server and ownCloud setup – Part 3
Install ddclient – Part 3.1
2) I also don’t want my valuable info on anyone else’s servers. I want to host my own files.
It also had to have all (or most) of the functions of Dropbox like file sync and it had to work with Windows, Linux and Mac.OwnCloud was my solution to all of this (and more!). It is a great piece of software and the developers deserve your thanks and donations so that they can continue to provide this great software to us unwashed masses.
Ubento is basically just the Ubuntu operating system (Linux) version 12.04 (with long term support). It came out of my desire to have my very own Linux distribution, although this is nothing of the sort since it is basically still just a customized Ubuntu. But my ideal was a version of Ubuntu with a few user-friendly tools built in. I am not trying to create a version of Ubuntu like Mint, which is extremely use friendly. But I wanted something between Ubuntu and Mint. A good platform for Linux newcomers, with a slightly gentler learning curve than Ubuntu.So what can this image do? If you download it and start it up in VMware player you can start syncing files to it in a mater of minutes. But it does so much more!
It is a full version of Ubuntu Desktop and Ubuntu Server with LAMP (which stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL and Php). So it is a functioning web server with a desktop user interface.This is somewhat unusual but let me explain why. Normally, people hosting websites are very experienced with the Linux server and they can do most everything by command line. If they added a desktop user interface, it would use valuable resources, memory etc that would normally go towards hosting websites.
So why does this release offer a desktop user interface? I am trying to offer this Ubuntu + ownCloud image to people without extensive Linux experience.
It is idea for people who just want to try out ownCloud on their own system or for developers (especially beginning developers) who want to try their hand at hosting websites and doing a little experimenting with HTML, CSS, MySQL and Php. All of that is included and ready to go. It doesn’t require a big set up. Just follow a few simple steps (below) and try your hand at Linux, web developing, web hosting, and ownCloud hosting.Hopefully, now you have a good idea of what this is and what it does but there are even more options.
What I don’t cover are the very basics of Linux, VMware or web hosting. I guess I assume you know these things but I will try to speak as basically as I can when I am discussing them.Also, unless you are paying me to customize and/or troubleshoot this for you then I have done all of this for free with free software, so please no complaining. This is really more of a teaching tool than anything. It isn’t intended for “production”. It is more for a testing and learning environment.
Next, download and install VMware Player:
http://owncloud.org/sync-clients/Once you start the VMware image in VMware log in using:
Password: qwer1234Then open the web browser and browse to http://localhost/owncloud/
And again log in with:
password: qwer1234You can then create a new username and a new password and start getting everything else set up. It is not imperative that you read the next few parts but in order to get everything set up correctly all of this info will be helpful.I am sorry if I have gone in-depth too much but I am trying to make this as user friendly as possible.And remember if you would like for me to create one of these VMware images for you with all custom usernames and passwords etc or for more in-depth troubleshooting I will set things up and answer all questions for a small fee.Also, if you like and use this image please consider donating to fund my continued development of this package. Also, consider donating to ownCloud and Ubuntu who developed all of this software for free.
Please feel free to donate any amount to help future development of this VMware image and hopefully in the future a full Linux distribution. This is not in payment for any software, as it is all free, nor for any work done by Ubuntu, ownCloud and others. It is a donation to me for the work in this tutorial and the work done to compile this VMware image. Thank you.