Ubuntu One, the cloud storage service available with Ubuntu, is coming to Windows as well. The Windows client was first announced at the beginning of 2010 and now it has entered the public beta stage.
Ubuntu One is a cloud storage service which allows users to sync files between different computers and to share it with others. It also has other features like streaming music to Android devices, 7digital Music Store integration etc.
Cristian Parrino of Canonical explains why porting Ubuntu One to Windows is important:
Expanding to Windows is actually a fantastic thing for Ubuntu users. There are many of you out there that use Ubuntu at home and Windows, for example, at work. This platform expansion will make it easier to integrate Ubuntu into more aspects of your digital world.
Right now the Windows client is rather limited in features. It allows for only the basic synchronization of files between Windows computer(s), Ubuntu One personal cloud and Ubuntu computer(s).
In the coming months Canonical plans to add new features like:
- Automatic sync when files change
- Information about your account, added devices, and more finite sync settings
- Sync folders outside of the Ubuntu Onefolder
- Enhanced desktop sync notifications
- Support for contacts, notes and bookmarks
- Support for notes and the music store – Tomboy and Banshee as optional components of the application installation
Ubuntu One for Windows is under limited trials now. If you uses both Windows and Ubuntu, you can click here to request access.
[via: Ubuntu One Blog]