[ubuntu-uk] Shutting down Ubuntu One file services

Paul Tansom paul at aptanet.com
Wed Apr 2 16:12:25 UTC 2014

** Alan Pope <alan at popey.com> [2014-04-02 14:58]:
> On 2 April 2014 14:19, Simon Greenwood <sfgreenwood at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Seems to be
> > http://blog.canonical.com/2014/04/02/shutting-down-ubuntu-one-file-services/
> > now
> Yeah, the blog date was massaged just after I sent the mail.
> Apparently people don't believe you if you post announcements with the
> date being 1st April. Who knew? :)
** end quote [Alan Pope]

Ah well, I never did get it working on anything but my phone. I battled for a
while and then stuck with Dropbox, not sure whether I'm glad of that now or not
since I'm planning to move anyway as Dropbox have just completely screwed my
data - I tidied things up and reorganised directories and following that
they've synced all my changes up to the server and all the files on the server
that were in the original locations have been sync'd back down to my PC.
Unfortunately I didn't twig quickly enough, so with applications remembering
where documents were I now have some updates in the new locations and some in
the old. To make matters worse some of my personal files have been sync'd up to
a shared folder that I don't own (only my wife's but it could have been worse).

Any chance the U1 software will be released as packages in the Ubuntu
repositories? Clearly somebody needs to take on maintenance of it, but it could
be an interesting competitor to Owncloud.

Younited from F-Secure is where I was thinking of moving, but I'm having issues
getting the Windows client installed (not a major issue as I rarely use
Windows). More significantly the Linux client (in beta) doesn't support 32 bit
(there goes support for my netbook) or Ubuntu 12.04 (another problem for my
netbook). Off to investigate Owncloud and SpiderOak I think!

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