@jyaworski Yes, there would be more to maintain, but this is open source and everyone is welcome to contribute. I would still go the previous path and use Ubuntu. But feel free to rewrite the scripts one I publish them.
The VM contains a script that you run the first time you boot. After that everything is setup and you are good to go. ownCloud is pre-installed before you run the script ofc, but for better security I recommend to run the startup-script.
@xandcg The image is, and has always been intended for production. Now, it’s more stable stan ever and improves all the time.
@Henni Yes, you are right, I am the co-creator of the official ownCloud VM, and even before we made that I had published a VM on Tech and Me’s website. I think that was why I got the question to help out with the official one. At the 2015 conference I spoke about the development and what the VM was about.
The main difference is that my VM does more than just give you ownCloud. It installs phpmyadmin, webmin, calendar, contacts, and other useful stuff so that the end-user won’t have to do anything. It’s all delivered as a neat package, ready (and simpler if you ask me) to use.
Also, the official VM runs with Vagrant, which Tech and Me’s VM doesn’t. Ofc that would be easy to implement if the community demands/wants it. Anyway, there would be releases of the new VM for every new Nextcloud version.