Useful Ubuntu One Tips and Tricks
Apart from their flagship operating system, Ubuntu One is one of the best products from the UK-based Canonical Ltd. A cloud service designed for end users, this free tool has been one of the main selling points for the open-source operating system. Ubuntu One
is offered across most of the popular OS platforms except Mac OS X and has been regarded as an upcoming competitor to the ever-popular Dropbox
Ubuntu One allows its users to upload all their files to the cloud. If you download any music from the Ubuntu One Music Store, it will automatically get stored to your cloud-based account. Users start with 5GB of storage space that can be further increased by purchasing paid plans. The data that is uploaded to the server is stored on Amazon S3 servers, thus ensuring a high amount of reliability and availability. Furthermore, one of the best things about this service is that it integrates very tightly with the operating system, which also is one of its biggest selling points.
Thus, there is very little doubt how useful Ubuntu One is; however, many users still fail to see some of the amazing features that it offers. If you’re one of them, don’t worry, as we are going to list some great tricks that will make Ubuntu One much more than a file syncing utility for you.
Share Files With Friends on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and other social networks using Ubuntu One’s publishing feature:
First, go to https://one.ubuntu.com
and open your files. Choose the file you want to share with your friends. If you don’t see it there, make sure you have added the folder to which the file belongs to your Personal Folders. Then once you spot the file, look to the right. There, you’ll see a down arrow with ‘More’ written on it. Click on it, and the menu will expand to give you two options: Publish file and Download file. Click on ‘Publish File’ and you’ll get a shortlink that you can share easily with your friends.
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