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Thank you for visiting my Scooby1970 blogspot. I update whenever I can and when I have something interesting to share. You will also find published work of mine at Gaming Illustrated. Gaming Illustrated is where most of my work now takes place, but I will transfer some of my more popular articles from there over to this blog, in extended format.

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:) Mark

Friday, 29 July 2011

The Cloud with Ubuntu One

For all you users of Ubuntu and Pinguy OS (and any other OS who use this) then there has been some awesome news on the Ubuntu One front.

To celebrate One Million users, Ubuntu One Cloud based storage has now been upgraded to 5GB FREE cloud storage space! Previously this was set to 2GB which at the time seemed like a good deal anyway.

So, I know some of you will be wondering exactly what cloud storage is. Well, think of it as storing all your documents and file in space. As an Ubuntu derivative user you will automatically get an Ubuntu One account. All the files you place into the "Ubuntu One" folder get automatically synced to the Cloud, so you will always have your files available on any computer as long as you have internet access! Of course, if you've delved even slightly into cloud computing you will know that this is the future of computing, though for me its more a case of having somewhere to back up my important files and photos.

Why should you use Ubuntu One? Well, for starters 5GB is a huge amount of online storage, and its all free and seamlessly integrated into your OS. Unlike other online storage solutions, you are not tied to the size of your files either, so you can genuinely use the whole 5GB as you wish. Its a fantastic idea and one that every Linux user should be doing.

Ubuntu One is also available to Windows users, though I am not sure how integrated it becomes. That said, you can upload and download via their web-page should you ever need to do so anyway. There are also paid options of Ubuntu One, plus you can stream your cloud music to your mobile phone, how cool is that?

Get yourselves an Ubuntu One account today by visiting https://one.ubuntu.com/

:) Mark