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Ubuntu One to close - be sure to download your content
« on: April 05, 2014, 07:15:30 am »
Canonical have decided to close the Ubuntu One cloud storage service.

The Ubuntu One file services will not be included in the upcoming Ubuntu 14.04 LTS release, and the Ubuntu One apps in older versions of Ubuntu and in the Ubuntu, Google, and Apple stores will be updated appropriately.

The service will be available until 1st June 2014, but  customers can no longer sign up for ithe service or make purchases. Users’ content will be available until 31st July 2014, after which it will be deleted, Canonical said in a blog post.. Customers with paid accounts will have their fees refunded back to the day of the announcement. The company said it will try to give users an easy path to download their content and migrate to other services.

I gather emails are being sent out, but make sure you download your content before they close.

http://blog.canonical.com/2014/04/02/shutting-down-ubuntu-one-file-services/
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http://www.pcworld.com/article/2139120/canonical-to-close-ubuntu-one-cloudstorage-service.html
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Re: Ubuntu One to close - be sure to download your content
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2014, 07:35:47 am »
Wow!  Didn't see that One coming (pun intended)  :D
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Re: Ubuntu One to close - be sure to download your content
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2014, 07:47:48 am »
They say they're ditching it to concentrate on their core strategy of creating covergence between devices

Quote from: Canonical
However, like any company, we want to focus our efforts on our most important strategic initiatives and ensure we are not spread too thin.

Our strategic priority for Ubuntu is making the best converged operating system for phones, tablets, desktops and more

But I have to agree with this comment on Canonical blog posting by Keith Hill

Quote from: Keith Hill
It seems a super-stupid move to ditch your integrated synchronisation platform when you are trying to achieve a ‘unified’ experience across desktop and mobile platforms. 

...[snip]...

UbuntuOne should not trying to complete with Dropbox or other alternatives. It should be offering an alternative to iCloud.

I fear this may be another of Canonicals weird and not well thought out decisions ..

http://blog.canonical.com/2014/04/02/shutting-down-ubuntu-one-file-services/
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Re: Ubuntu One to close - be sure to download your content
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2014, 08:12:23 am »
Does seem odd but, then, most things do for me these days  ;D

Hey, I'm wondering if this had anything to do with their decision.....
Ubuntu One support might be a deal breaker as we can't include it by default nor do I really want to . . .

The strain of Peppermint's rejection may have simply been too much to bear.   :D
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Re: Ubuntu One to close - be sure to download your content
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2014, 09:57:43 am »
I been using Ubuntu for over 7 years, and never knew it existed...  So obviously it isn't something the average Joe uses or cares about...
I don't think I ever backed up a computer system in my entire life... Probably cause I know how to get my information off a failing machine.... 
I get a kick out of these cloud storage sites when I see what they charge to back up machines, and people pay it, it amazes me....
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Re: Ubuntu One to close - be sure to download your content
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2014, 10:25:19 am »
I don't think I ever backed up a computer system in my entire life... Probably cause I know how to get my information off a failing machine.... 

That would be terribly difficult on a failed HDD  :o
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Re: Ubuntu One to close - be sure to download your content
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2014, 11:08:01 am »
Well one would have to let the HDD get that bad to begin with, the only hard drive I ever had go south on me, actually gave me a warning to shut it down it was failing in windows and to back it up right away....  I never knew windows did that, but it must be something they added in the vista version, hopefully 7 and 8 have it also, it was a neat feature and it worked.... So I shut the machine down and put a drive in off my shelf and loaded windows on it, then went online and bought a new drive, and when the drive came in I ran hirens boot cd, and ran that program on the failing drive called hdd regenerator....  Hdd Regenerator made the drive stable enough to image it too my new drive, and I was back in business once again....  Lucky I guess, but I don't store much on my main machine hard drives, it is just the fact that they take forever to set up the way I like them setup, and I figured if I didn't have to start from scratch that would be better for me....
I keep all information that is important to me on external usb hard drives, or I copy the files to my laptops if it is something I really don't want to lose....  I figure the chances of all 3 machines going bad at same time are a billion to 1.....  :)
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Re: Ubuntu One to close - be sure to download your content
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2014, 02:06:26 pm »
SMART data, and Linux supports it too .. so will warn of a HDD that fails some of its parameter checks.

Problem will be when a drive *suddenly* fails .. and trust me, it happens.
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Re: Ubuntu One to close - be sure to download your content
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2014, 04:04:12 pm »
Canonical have decided to close the Ubuntu One cloud storage service.[...]

The company said it will try to give users an easy path to download their content and migrate to other services.

Thanks, for the heads-up!

I've always had a love-hate relationship with Ubu-One, soooo no biggy for me.

Most of the time I use Dropbox or Google Drive. 

That said, hopefully Canonical will come up with an easy way to migrate the data.

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Re: Ubuntu One to close - be sure to download your content
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2014, 04:09:44 pm »
They say they're ditching it to concentrate on their core strategy of creating convergence between devices [...]

I fear this may be another of Canonicals weird and not well thought out decisions ..

Sounds like they're copying the Maxthor browser model.

Wouldn't it be interesting if Canonical decided to integrate Maxthon cloud services.  8)

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Re: Ubuntu One to close - be sure to download your content
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2014, 04:12:46 pm »
The strain of Peppermint's rejection may have simply been too much to bear.   :D



Yeah, couldn't take the humiliation .. if you can't stand the heat......
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Re: Ubuntu One to close - be sure to download your content
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2014, 07:34:07 pm »
This is one of the rare times where I completely agree with Canonical. Ubuntu One always struck me as too little, too late and in such a way that it wasn't really sustainable even in their core market (meaning no support for non-Ubuntu distros and a lot of people do a lot of distro hopping). Anyway, I wish Canonical well in their endeavors.
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Re: Ubuntu One to close - be sure to download your content
« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2014, 07:49:52 pm »
Ubuntu had the opportunity to make something special with Ubuntu One (system backup, or settings syncing, or maybe package syncing across installations, etc.) but instead they decided to just be another dropbox  ::)

Its could have fitted well with their much vaunted "convergence of UI / platforms" too.
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