Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 7th Jun 2013 16:28 UTC
Internet & Networking "It allows you to easily host your own website, email, 'cloud' and more, all within arm's reach. It does this by interfacing with existing software and allowing the user to easily update and change settings with a graphical interface. No more need to depend on external cloud services, which can be insecure 'walled gardens' that require you to give up control over your data. arkOS will have several different components that come together to make a seamless self-hosting experience possible on your Raspberry Pi. Each of these components will work with each other out-of-the-box, allowing you to host your websites, email, social networking accounts, cloud services, and many other things from your arkOS node." I have to look into this.
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Residential broadband may stifle take up
by crimperman on Wed 12th Jun 2013 09:03 UTC
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I like this idea, just as I like the idea of freedombox and diaspora. The problem things like this and freedombox may encounter though is that many residential broadband contracts (that I have come across) explicitly prohibit the hosting of services across the provided connection.

So while those of us who chose our ISP because we wanted to host services will be okay, the average punter may fall foul of their ISPs Terms and conditions. I appreciate they may not be target audience here but it is a factor which may affect take-up outside of a niche demographic. The difference here to be fair seems to be that it is not looking to replace Facebook et al but to replace GMail and Google Drive et al. That gives it a greater possibility of success if you ask me but the ISP Terms issue may still cause problems.

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