What is the preferred way to install Nextcloud?

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  • nextcloud-snap

    ☁️📦 Nextcloud packaged as a snap

    No, Ubuntu is the only supported distro. For security reasons, the snap version should not be installed on any other distro. The maintainer wrote a detailed explanation here: https://github.com/nextcloud-snap/nextcloud-snap/wiki/Why-Ubuntu-is-the-only-supported-distro

  • vm

    💻☁📦 The Nextcloud VM (virtual machine appliance), Home/SME Server and scripts for RPi (4). Community developed and maintained.

  • WorkOS

    The modern API for authentication & user identity. The APIs are flexible and easy-to-use, supporting authentication, user identity, and complex enterprise features like SSO and SCIM provisioning.

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