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29 July 2011, 10:48

Ubuntu One celebrates 1 million users

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Ubuntu One Logo Canonical has announced that its Ubuntu One cloud storage platform reached one million users in May, two years after it went into beta testing. In a post on the Ubuntu One Blog, the developers say "We’re passionate about building great Ubuntu One services and seeing how people love using them, so we’d like to say a big thank you to all our loyal users for supporting Ubuntu One."

To celebrate the milestone, the Ubuntu One Basic service will become Ubuntu One Free and the included storage will be increased from 2 GB to 5 GB; existing Ubuntu One Basic users will automatically be upgraded. The Mobile plan has been changed to the Music Streaming service which comes with 20 GB of storage and costs $3.99 per month or $39.99 per year. At the same time, Canonical also announced that the Ubuntu One App Developer Program is now public and open to everyone.

Ubuntu One is a managed file storage and synchronisation service aimed at the users of the Ubuntu Linux distribution. With the service, users can synchronise files between their Ubuntu systems, as well mobile devices running Android and iOS. Ubuntu One for Windows is currently in beta; the developers say that a "major update" to the Ubuntu One Windows Beta will be released "soon".

More information about Ubuntu One can be found on the Ubuntu Wiki, on the service's FAQ page and on the Help site. Ubuntu One is available for Ubuntu Linux, Android and iOS.

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