One thing I've noticed since my last post is a lot of people asking how they can setup ownCloud for themselves. This post will hopefully help you get started. I'm really just paraphrasing the ownCloud wiki so here are the more detailed links:
Here's a quick list of different ways to try it out for yourself:
To get the latest from git, set up a LAMP server (sqlite works just as well as mysql). There are 2 options for getting the latest git: In the root of your web directory run: git clone git://anongit.kde.org/owncloud.git. If you use this method and want to help out we have instructions on our wiki on how to modify that slightly for a development setup (keeping your own files out of git and under your user while letting git update the system files). The other option for getting owncloud itself is to download the latest, automatically created snapshot from git: Snapshots are here. These snapshots are created on the fly so whenever you download it you'll get the most up-to-date version possible at that moment.
If you're okay with being a bit behind (especially now that we're working full steam ahead on 2.0) there is a package from PackageCloud that will give you an ownCloud 1.1 setup. Link here: https://www.packagecloud.com/?au=owncloud
There's also an Amazon S3 applicance called 'owncloud-in-a-box' from openSuse. Link here: http://susegallery.com/a/TadMax/owncloud-in-a-box
There are also packages for ownCloud in openSuse and Ubuntu that can be installed through your regular package manager.
On the last blog entry there was a comment about making it even easier to setup and I think that's something we should look at in the future. Whatever happens, we'll keep you updated.