On May 2009, when Ubuntu One was launched nobody thought that it would become something that big. There are many cloud storage available in the market right now such as: Amazon Cloud Storage, Google Drive, Skydrive (Microsoft). The best part with Ubuntu One is that it is a free service. Ubuntu One is commercially backed by a company called Canonical.
Canonical – founded by Mark Shuttleworth’s original vision to create software platforms that compete with the best but are free to use, share and develop – has come a long way since its launch in 2004. It has over 400 staff in more than 30 countries, and offices in London, Boston, Taipei, Montreal and the Isle of Man, Canonical works with the open-source community to make each new edition of Ubuntu faster, easier and more intuitive than ever.
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Ubuntu One enables users to store files online and sync them between computers and mobile devices, as well as stream audio and music from cloud to mobile devices. Ubuntu One offers automatic upload of photos taken from Android mobile devices for immediate sync across computers; integration with Mozilla Thunderbird for contacts and with Tomboy for notes due to the access to the local CouchDB instance. It also has capabilities for editing Tomboy contacts online via the Ubuntu One Web interface; syncing contacts with mobile devices; and purchasing DRM-free music while synchronizing them automatically with an Ubuntu One Account via the Ubuntu One Music Store.
Ubuntu One offers you 5gb of storage for free. It has a pretty cool user interface.
Features Of Ubuntu One:
1). Buy any track from our new Music Store and we’ll give you 6 months Music Streaming, which includes 20GB of cloud storage absolutely free! Stream music on Android, iOS, or via the web.
2). It keeps your content safe and you can access it from anywhere, and share it with friends, family and colleagues.
3). It also has a referral program. You can also earn up to 20GB extra free cloud storage by inviting family and friends with the Ubuntu One referrals program.
4). If you are a smartphone user, The Files apps for Android and iOS let you access and manage your photos and files directly from your mobile devices. Share your favorite’s photos via email or to Facebook, Twitter and other networks.
5). When you sign up to Ubuntu One, you will also have access to our Music Store, where you can buy the latest tracks and albums. The music you buy gets magically delivered to your personal cloud, synced to your computers, and is ready to play through our mobile apps in an instant.
6). According to Ubuntu One website “Your music collection spreads to all of your devices. Stream all the music you’ve saved in your Ubuntu One personal cloud via the web or to your mobile devices. With a Music Streaming subscription, you get 20 GB of cloud storage built-in, to store all your files, photos and music. And all for just $3.99 per month, sign up for 12 months and get 2 months free.”
Reviews Of Ubuntu One:
Extremetech.com says “All in all, the only thing Ubuntu One currently brings to the table is its ease of use and company name. Geek cred can only take you so far, though, so to burst into mainstream popularity like some of the more well-known cloud storage names like Dropbox, Ubuntu will have to bring something else to the table besides multi-platform clients and 5GB of free storage; they’re just running with the pack right now.”
According to expertreviews.co.uk “Ubuntu One’s ability to work across both Linux and Windows platforms is rare. Dropbox can do it and it provides more space, but it costs more and lacks Ubuntu One’s music streaming. An Ubuntu One account is a must-have if you already use Ubuntu because of its convenient integration with the operating system and the Ubuntu Music Store. Sadly, it needs more features before it can really compete with rivals such as SugarSync.”
Addictivetips.com says “Ubuntu One beta for Windows seems to be quite interesting step by Canonical which has been primarily known for its Linux distribution of Ubuntu. Moving their cloud service to a Windows platform is certainly a good step for diversifying the Ubuntu One user market. Let’s see if Ubuntu One can become a potential competitor for Dropbox on a wider scale.”
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If you are running Ubuntu or any other similar destro version, we would highly recommend you to use Ubuntu One.
Author: Naveen Thakur