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    What are the advantages of using ubuntu one?

    I've looked at the pricing for Ubuntu one and it seems that it more or less can't compete with the deals offered by it's competitors. That said, it has to have it's own advantages, otherwise it wouldn't exist. What are the reasons for using Ubuntu One over say, Google drive?

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    Re: What are the advantages of using ubuntu one?

    Here's a good comparison of some cloud services.

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    I still don't see anything special about ubuntu one...

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    Re: What are the advantages of using ubuntu one?

    The only difference that I can see between Google Drive and Ubuntu One is that Google Drive does not have Linux client.
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    Re: What are the advantages of using ubuntu one?

    Interesting.

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    Re: What are the advantages of using ubuntu one?

    Indeed. You can find a lot of information about the different cloud services just by Googling. I personally use both free services from Google Drive and Ubuntu One. They get the job done.
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    Re: What are the advantages of using ubuntu one?

    Ubuntu one is very cheap compared to all the other cloud services

    It gives 5GB free as apposed to dropbox with 2GB

    It also has a music feature

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    Re: What are the advantages of using ubuntu one?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadius View Post
    Indeed. You can find a lot of information about the different cloud services just by Googling. I personally use both free services from Google Drive and Ubuntu One. They get the job done.
    True, I did google it, but they were so similar I figured I was missing something. The way I read it, Google offers roughly what music streaming does for free via google music, and add-ons ultimately cost twice as much as google drive, so with a google drive linux client promised, I guess I was just wondering if their was any way Ubuntu one could compete.

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    Re: What are the advantages of using ubuntu one?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arielxgbarton View Post
    Ubuntu one is very cheap compared to all the other cloud services

    It gives 5GB free as apposed to dropbox with 2GB

    It also has a music feature
    Ubuntu One is actually one of the most expensive. You can get 100GB of storage from Google for 4.99$/month vs ~50GB for 5.99 from Ubuntu One. I want to support Ubuntu One but its not competitive enough as I need between 50-100GB of storage. At 100GB Ubuntu One is 3x as expensive.

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    Re: What are the advantages of using ubuntu one?

    Quote Originally Posted by linux12 View Post
    I still don't see anything special about ubuntu one...
    • Ubuntu one allows your folders to be synchronized from where they are (~/Documents instead of ~/Dropbox/Documents, etc.). Either Sugar Synch or Wuala are the only other services that do that, and that is Windows-only.
    • Ubunut One includes Windows client (and Windows XP too). This client synchronizes the actual ~/Document folders in Windows (instead of ~/Dropbox/Documents) like Ubuntu
    • Dropbox is $20/month or $200/year for 100GB while Ubuntu One is $3/month or $30/year for 20 GB or 5x$3=$15/month and 5x$30=$150 per year for 100GB.
    • SkyDrive, Google Drive and Amazon's Cloud Drive do not include Linux clients.
    • Ubuntu One automatically receives music purchased from the Ubuntu One Music Store (not that many use it)
    • Ubunut One has optional music streaming with Android/iOS clients.
    • Supposedly pictures taken by a smartphone with Ubuntu One can have pictures automatically synchronized with Ubuntu One, but I cannot confirm that at this point.
    • Files synchronized can be easily pulled down after upgrading or clean-installing a new or over an existing Ubuntu installation.


    That's all I can think of right now.

    If cheap 100GB is required, Microsoft's SkyDrive is the cheapest ($.50/GB/year, or $50/year for 100GB). Plus if you have a Hotmail/Live account before April you can get 25 GB for free, otherwise you start with 7GB which is more than the others.
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