Ubuntu One: And Then There Were None

Canonical was offering a free cloud storage system, Ubuntu One, for 5 GB of storage, with paid options to expand that storage.

Recently, however, Canonical has decided that the service will no longer allow new users as of April 2nd, and they will delete any remaining files by June 1, 2014. This is in part due to the operating cost that it would bring to Canonical, but it’s an issue because other services can offer a better deal. So Canonical is going to shift their focus somewhere else – probably servers, desktops, and the mobile platforms.

Either way, though, if you have an account, make sure to back up all your data before it gets shut down!

Alternatives include the popular Dropbox, Google Drive, or even Microsoft’s OneDrive.

 

Just to be clear about the previous April Fool’s Day Post, PCAppleworld was the one to acquire PCWorld and MacWorld 😉

-Oliver and the PCAW Team!

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