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Nextcloud Client for Linux


If you have been following the open source cloud storage software scene lately, you may know the history of ownCloud and Nextcloud. In short, Nextcloud is a fork of ownCloud, an open source project that consists of client and server software for creating and running file hosting services for personal and enterprise use. I personally understood that the project split up after some key persons could not share a same vision  regarding the level of having close source code for the enterprise customers. Since I may have totally misunderstood what it was all about, have a look at yourself: Nextcloud’s introduction and ownCloud’s statement about it.

I am a huge fan of the project, I liked the idea of former ownCloud and later I got along with Nextcloud. However, all the software were available for all kinds of platform very shortly after the split up. I still missed the Nextcloud branded desktop client for Linux. There was a some sort of theming repository available but it was not straight forward to install for a less advanced user. And even today the default client in the “app stores” of many Linux distributions for this service is the original ownCloud branded client software.

In case you have also being looking forward the Linux Nextcloud client, here they are, you can download it for Ubuntu/Debian as a PPA (explanation). To do so, use command line (open Terminal) and type:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nextcloud-devs/client
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt install nextcloud-client

Happy Nextclouding!

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