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Ubuntu 1 File Services Closing Its Doors

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#1 buddy215


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Posted 07 April 2014 - 04:16 AM

Ubuntu 1 is ending its file storage/ sharing. This news likely won't affect many if anyone reading

this but if you have files stored there or are a paying subscriber there and haven't updated your notification info....this post is intended for you. You have until July 31 to clean out your Ubuntu 1 closets.


More info here: Canonical Blog


..........The Ubuntu One apps won't be available with Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr and the apps available in older Ubuntu versions along with the apps available in the Google Play and Apple Store will be "updated appropriately", which probably means they will only display a message saying that the service was shut down or something similar. And of course, customers that have a paid subscription will get a refund.

This won't affect the Ubuntu One single sing-on service, the Ubuntu One payment service or the U1DB database service.
The Ubuntu One file services will be unavailable starting with 1st of June, 2014 and the content will continue to be available for download until July 31st, when everything will be deleted. Also, starting today, it's no longer be possible to purchase storage or music from the Ubuntu One store..........

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 12:21 PM

With all of the free storage that many sites provides, including email vendors, it's really no surprise. Google offers 15GB space at no cost with a GMail account, that's plenty for the average user. Outlook Mail also offers at least 5GB. And there's nothing to stop one from creating more than one account, as I have 2 MS & 2 Google accounts, among others.


The music will likely be missed more than the storage. However, there are alternatives there also, some free, others premium.


It's likely simply unprofitable for Canonical to continue the service, given the competition in place. Many corporations have been streamlining services for years, cutting dead weight. In return, cash is freed to spend on what's in demand.



Performing full disc images weekly and keeping important data off of the 'C' drive as generated can be the best defence against Malware/Ransomware attacks, as well as a wide range of other issues. 

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