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    Hello,

    I was wondering, being a former Ubuntu user I was able to do cloud computing using Ubuntu One. Is there anything similar in OpenSUSE?

    Thanks in advance, Frank
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    Absolutely.
    Of course, depends on your definition of "cloud" -- First there was the technical definition that loosely described virtualized OS, then was extended to more likely involve "multi-apartment." Then the marketing people appropriated the name and started applying it to another appropriated term "Web Services" (which originally meant XML Web Data Exchange) to mean Web Applications hosted by a third party over the Internet.

    But, whatever your definition you can deploy on OpenSuSE. Xen is available by default (invokable and configurable in YAST). Many people have installed Virtualbox. I and many others deploy VMware. I've experimented a little with Eucalyptus.

    And, I'm sure the list goes on for many others I haven't mentioned.

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    What I mean is not a virtualized OS, but a way to upload data to a web location, in a way that I can have acces to it through another computer.


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    Well,
    I can connect to, select, configure and manage EC2 from my OpenSuSE. Once I have my "Cloud" machine running, I can do with it whatever I want including uploading/downloading files by whatever means I implement.

    OpenSuSE also isn't any different than any other client OS, simple file transfers over the web usually implement web standard protocols and applications.

    Probably you need to be more specific in your question. In general, although many apps run only on Windows, the current state of Cloud technologies is still pretty "geeky" so CLI is probably more often supported.

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    Well, I would like to use a service similar to ubuntu one. I found out now that opensuse supports amazon's s3 using the program s3cmd, but it is a paid service, unfortunately...


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    Default Re: Cloud in OpenSuse

    OK, I see what you're asking about now... free personal cloud storage.

    Unless the Google cloud has changed, it's still free... There are a number of ways to access it from simply using the free Google Apps that comes with every free Google Standard account to CLI if you're a developer.
    (haven't checked in about 9 months)

    Also, a quick Google "free personal storage" lists at least a half dozen other options. Skimming the Ubuntu One Wikipedia entry, I can see that there are a number of enhancements in Ubuntu One which sound nice. Of course with all services YMMV.

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    frankjeman wrote:
    > What I mean is not a virtualized OS, but a way to upload data to a web
    > location, in a way that I can have acces to it through another
    > computer.


    sure, you can put documents and stuff in, for example, Google's cloud..

    i've been doing that for several years from my openSUSE machine, and
    then accessing it from windows trash in web cafes in several different
    countries....piece of cake..

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    Thanks, the cloud in Google apps works fine for me!

    grtz, Frank
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    Quote Originally Posted by frankjeman View Post
    What I mean is not a virtualized OS, but a way to upload data to a web location, in a way that I can have acces to it through another computer.
    Dropbox is very popular choice. And there is SpiderOak as well. Both are cross-platform. With Dropbox you have to have all the files you want to sync under one folder, and SpiderOak you can choose different folders you want to sync.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frankjeman View Post
    What I mean is not a virtualized OS, but a way to upload data to a web location, in a way that I can have acces to it through another computer.
    Dropbox is very popular and there is SpiderOak as well. Both are cross-platform.
    Dell Precision T7500 | Nvidia | 12GB Ram | openSUSE 12.1 x86-64 | Gnome 3.2

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