[CentOS] School cloud solution

Sun Nov 6 00:52:32 UTC 2011
Ljubomir Ljubojevic <office at plnet.rs>

Vreme: 11/06/2011 01:49 AM, Ljubomir Ljubojevic piše:
> Vreme: 11/06/2011 01:41 AM, John R Pierce piše:
>> On 11/05/11 5:34 PM, Doug Coats wrote:
>>> This really isn't a CentOS specific queation but that is our server OS of choice.
>>> I manage a student file server and i would like to add cloud access to it.  Basically i would like our students to have access to the same files at home that they have at school.  This would allow them to start an asignment at home, finish it at school, and print it off without having to worry about losing their usb drive.  I want it housed on our servers for backups and ease of access for our teachers when necessary.
>> thats really not a cloud, thats just an internet accessible file server
>> as you describe.    the problem is, any system that involves downloading
>> a file, editing it locally, and uploading it back to the file server
>> will fail, as users won't remember to upload, and leave multiple
>> versions scattered about.
>> Look into google 'apps' (which is really corporatized google
>> documents).   you edit your documents via your web browser, everything
>> is hosted in googles cloud so its accessible everywhere.  It supports
>> written 'word' style documents, spreadsheets, presentations (powerpoint
>> like) and a few other types.
>> yes, it costs money per person per year (up to 25 users are free), but
>> I'd have to assume there's an educational discount.
> What about WebDav: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WebDAV ? This should
> just what doctor ordered.

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