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(Canonical)   To the one person who actually uses Ubuntu One's file sync: You have until June to switch to Dropbox or Google Drive   (blog.canonical.com) divider line 53
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2014-04-02 05:42:15 PM  
Who would have guessed that Ubuntu One refers to the number of users? Oh right, nobody -- because nobody has ever heard of Ubuntu One.

/former Ubuntu app developer
 
2014-04-02 05:51:21 PM  
Sounds like a baseball play, probably as popular and exciting too.
 
ecl
2014-04-02 05:57:23 PM  
You had to sign up to download Steam at some point.
 
2014-04-02 06:09:48 PM  
inb4 Year Of The Linux Desktop.
 
2014-04-02 06:16:47 PM  
As a user of Ubuntu, this news surprises me.

I am surprised, because I had never heard of Ubuntu One.

/Need to find a better distro.
 
2014-04-02 06:42:43 PM  
Great, maybe next they can get rid of their shiatty error reporting.

/Mint KDE user
/Just biatching about Canonical and their weird priorities w/ Ubuntu

i.imgur.com
 
2014-04-02 06:45:49 PM  

styckx: Great, maybe next they can get rid of their shiatty error reporting.


That's actually quite reasonable by error-message standards.
i.imgur.com
 
2014-04-02 06:47:03 PM  
Never used it. Won't miss it.


Dimensio: As a user of Ubuntu, this news surprises me.

I am surprised, because I had never heard of Ubuntu One.

/Need to find a better distro.


Tried Mint? Sorta housebroken Ubuntu for end users.
 
2014-04-02 06:48:41 PM  

Ivo Shandor: styckx: Great, maybe next they can get rid of their shiatty error reporting.

That's actually quite reasonable by error-message standards.
[i.imgur.com image 450x358]


and so very intuitive!
files.sharenator.com
 
2014-04-02 07:05:47 PM  

BumpInTheNight: Ivo Shandor: styckx: Great, maybe next they can get rid of their shiatty error reporting.

That's actually quite reasonable by error-message standards.
[i.imgur.com image 450x358]

and so very intuitive!
[files.sharenator.com image 414x191]


Christ, that is a real message??  I recently dealt with a couple deployed units where the GUI for Ubuntu wouldn't load because there was not enough disk space. Easy enough to fix, thankfully, but was caused by an Ubuntu log file growing to the point where it swallowed up every available bit of space.
 
2014-04-02 07:10:10 PM  

Ivo Shandor: styckx: Great, maybe next they can get rid of their shiatty error reporting.

That's actually quite reasonable by error-message standards.
[i.imgur.com image 450x358]


It's not so much the errors purpose, it's their error reporting process. If you don't submit an error reporting, it will sometimes constantly nag you about it until you report it or clear the crash logs. It's annoying as shiat
 
2014-04-02 07:13:42 PM  
Got this beauty a couple of months ago.

img.fark.net
 
2014-04-02 07:26:16 PM  
I just realized the other day that I'm stuck on 12.04 until I either get a new drive or reformat my current one. Neither of which I'm eager to do. But somehow my partition running Ubuntu is too full to grab 12.10. let alone what's after. And this despite clearing all my old kernels, etc. Something is bloating that partition, and hell if I know what it is.
 
2014-04-02 07:33:04 PM  

swahnhennessy: I just realized the other day that I'm stuck on 12.04 until I either get a new drive or reformat my current one. Neither of which I'm eager to do. But somehow my partition running Ubuntu is too full to grab 12.10. let alone what's after. And this despite clearing all my old kernels, etc. Something is bloating that partition, and hell if I know what it is.


The "du" command (disk usage) is pretty useful with plenty of options to help narrow down a source.  As RoxstarRyan mentioned above there's a sinister amount of logs that can just sit there festering for instance.  Also though this is probably more work then reformating is if you opted to use LVM to manage your disk(s) it can be used to resize various partitions on the fly, I find it incredibly handy to extend partitions in VMs by feeding it more virtual disks.

/I am by no means a linux master
//my beard is trim and my wife is real
 
2014-04-02 07:45:00 PM  

styckx: Great, maybe next they can get rid of their shiatty error reporting.

/Mint KDE user
/Just biatching about Canonical and their weird priorities w/ Ubuntu

[i.imgur.com image 399x164]


I love Ubuntu but hate Canonical because they do some really anti-user shiat sometimes.

// by the time Ubuntu One was thought up, dropbox and other cloud services already had huge head starts. WTF were they thinking?

// brought to you by the people who don't want you to change the position of their design elements because it's not part of their plans.
 
2014-04-02 07:47:07 PM  

swahnhennessy: I just realized the other day that I'm stuck on 12.04 until I either get a new drive or reformat my current one. Neither of which I'm eager to do. But somehow my partition running Ubuntu is too full to grab 12.10. let alone what's after. And this despite clearing all my old kernels, etc. Something is bloating that partition, and hell if I know what it is.


cd /var/log
sudo rm *.gz
cd /var/cache/apt/archives
sudo rm *
df -h

Or delete all archived log files, delete the apt archives left from all the things you've installed or the updates that have come along.  Then show free space available on all mounted drives.  If you've gone for the single drive/partition for everything setup then you can probably dump a chunk of your home area to a USB disk.

I'd also poke around in your home area (if you're on a one partition/drive setup) in the .config and .cache areas, most of the GUI's will generate thumbnails of images and such but are actually really bad at tidying them up in my experience.

Shouldn't really need more than 8GB of space available whereever /var/cache/apt is kept for it to hold all the files needed to upgrade.
 
2014-04-02 07:49:15 PM  
Also, one of my most hate 'error' messages.

lordargent.com
// different folders ... hell, the XLSX files were in different states.
(I was comparing the version of a data file that was on the server (in a data center in las vegas) to the one that was on my machine in San Diego.

Can I just open them both up side by side, NOOOOOO because the root file name is the same!
 
2014-04-02 07:51:26 PM  

Vaneshi:

Shouldn't really need more than 8GB of space available whereever /var/cache/apt is kept for it to hold all the files needed to upgrade.


Also

Back up the home folder (especially app configs)
Uninstall most apps (IIRC, there's a command/program that will generate an apt command to install everything that's currently installed on a system).
Blow up partition
Upgrade
Run that apt command
 
2014-04-02 07:52:14 PM  
my dropbox directory is inside my google drive! checkmate.
 
2014-04-02 08:00:53 PM  

Phil Moskowitz: my dropbox directory is inside my google drive! checkmate.


Was that also inside your Bag of Holding that you put into your Portable Hole?
 
2014-04-02 08:23:18 PM  
In Ubunto One's defense, they were the first one i heard of offering this service.... Sometimes the first one out the gate suffers the consequences.
 
2014-04-02 08:24:49 PM  
Possibly one day, in the future, our cloud-based music and video library providers will go out of business.  I predict great butt hurt when people discover that they don't "own" a copy of anything.
 
2014-04-02 08:36:31 PM  
lordargent:
Back up the home folder (especially app configs)

I'd go so far as to say dump the whole of /etc to a USB key or something.  I've had apt-get dist-upgrade blitz all my config files in favour of the default ones before... never even prompted.  Some of those new defaults were really god damn annoying.

Hell I'd even suggest downloading MINT (either Cinnamon or my preference MATE) and rolling with that if it's a desktop only install.  I'm not saying it's the one distro to rule them all... but it's actually more focused on being a good desktop OS than straight Ubuntu us currently.

/ Although what do I know, I got pissed with 'desktop' Linux and brought a Mac.
// iTerm2 being the first thing I installed on it :)
 
2014-04-02 08:38:48 PM  

T.rex: In Ubunto One's defense, they were the first one i heard of offering this service.... Sometimes the first one out the gate suffers the consequences.


Really?  You missed Dropbox & Google Drive (available on all formats, including iOS & Android) as well as Microsoft's Skydrive (or whatever it's branded as now) appearing years before Canonical announced their version for their platform?
 
2014-04-02 08:44:11 PM  
Don't worry
All your stuff will be safe on Dropbox or Google Drive
Right?
 
2014-04-02 08:47:16 PM  

Owen Tafarque: Don't worry
All your stuff will be safe on Dropbox or Google Drive
Right?


Yes; even if Dropbox or Google Drive suffers a catastrophic hardware failure, backups will be available from the National Security Agency.
 
2014-04-02 08:53:57 PM  
As a recently convert to the one true faith of open source OS, I guess I won't be getting around to playing with Ubuntu One after all.
 
2014-04-02 08:55:09 PM  
I'll admit it... I am... "The Ubuntu One" (person who uses it.)

I started using it because, well, it was there. I actually installed the client on a new Windows box today to make sure I got my Eclipse projects on both desktops and laptops.

Oh well, there's always Microsoft Skydrive for Linux, right?

Right? :|
 
2014-04-02 09:21:10 PM  

maxheck: I'll admit it... I am... "The Ubuntu One" (person who uses it.)

I started using it because, well, it was there. I actually installed the client on a new Windows box today to make sure I got my Eclipse projects on both desktops and laptops.

Oh well, there's always Microsoft Skydrive for Linux, right?

Right? :|


I mean, if your flavor of Linux happens to be Android, yes! :P
 
2014-04-02 09:24:23 PM  

Vaneshi: T.rex: In Ubunto One's defense, they were the first one i heard of offering this service.... Sometimes the first one out the gate suffers the consequences.


Really?  You missed Dropbox & Google Drive (available on all formats, including iOS & Android) as well as Microsoft's Skydrive (or whatever it's branded as now) appearing years before Canonical announced their version for their platform?


Dropbox officially launched in Sept 2008 and Ubuntu One in May 2009. I forget for SkyDrive, according to wikipedia it was only available to testers initially (2007), I think it launched to a wider audience in 2008 as well. So those were hardly "years" earlier.

I certainly knew about Ubuntu One before Dropbox because I was an Ubuntu user at the time.
 
2014-04-02 09:30:07 PM  

swahnhennessy: I just realized the other day that I'm stuck on 12.04 until I either get a new drive or reformat my current one. Neither of which I'm eager to do. But somehow my partition running Ubuntu is too full to grab 12.10. let alone what's after. And this despite clearing all my old kernels, etc. Something is bloating that partition, and hell if I know what it is.


Why don't you GPartd it?
 
2014-04-02 09:34:59 PM  

Owen Tafarque: Don't worry
All your stuff will be safe on Dropbox or Google Drive
Right?


Given that Canonical couldn't even run a forum without getting hacked, any important information probably wasn't safe on Ubuntu One anyway.
 
2014-04-02 09:41:40 PM  
I'm confused.

I haven't been paying attention for a while, but wasn't Unbuntu the best distro ever, the one that finally makes linux accessible to the masses, etc. etc.?
 
2014-04-02 10:21:47 PM  

MrEricSir: Who would have guessed that Ubuntu One refers to the number of users? Oh right, nobody -- because nobody has ever heard of Ubuntu One.


I'm the other Ubuntu One. I'm the one guy besides Mark Shuttlesworth who really likes Unity as a desktop environment.

And I don't use Ubuntu One.
 
2014-04-02 10:50:57 PM  
Not sure if they're still doing it but last month you could get 100GB of storage for free on SkyDrive/OneDrive for a year just for doing some Bing searches. With the way the prices are falling on cloud storage, by the time the year is up, it'll cost next to nothing to renew. Amazon has already responded to Google Drive's price cuts with large cuts of their own. It's a great time to be the NSA!
 
2014-04-02 11:31:54 PM  

Owen Tafarque: Don't worry
All your stuff will be safe on Dropbox or Google Drive
Right?


This is why I only use such services as file sync's.  If tomorrow those two services were to vanish... I'd not lose a single thing; I'd only lose the method of syncing a bunch of my machines together.

I don't trust the cloud much either but if you're sensible about how you use it then your can minimise the risk quite substantially.
 
2014-04-02 11:34:49 PM  
www.thelabsquad.com
 
2014-04-03 12:46:20 AM  
Got this one last year.

i.imgur.com
 
2014-04-03 01:33:25 AM  
I recommend SpiderOak. It's a backup and cloud storage service with zero-knowledge client side encryption. I would prefer it being open source, but they claim to be working on it.
 
2014-04-03 01:48:24 AM  

Gonz: MrEricSir: Who would have guessed that Ubuntu One refers to the number of users? Oh right, nobody -- because nobody has ever heard of Ubuntu One.

I'm the other Ubuntu One. I'm the one guy besides Mark Shuttlesworth who really likes Unity as a desktop environment.

And I don't use Ubuntu One.


Unity sucks donkey balls. We inflict Ubuntu on our workstations. We use two or three year old machines. Unity is so farking slow, even on a brand new low-mid range machine. My users don't know what an OS is. they just know it's slow as hell. I have a couple users on Cinnamon instead. They love it. No complaints. I have a dumb users who hops between offices, one on unity, one on cinnamon. She refers to the cinnamon machine as "perfect" and the other one as "I know you just gave me a new computer but this one is slow and I need a new one." My hate for unity grows and grows...
 
2014-04-03 03:46:48 AM  
i172.photobucket.com
 
2014-04-03 06:27:42 AM  

jonny_q: Gonz: MrEricSir: Who would have guessed that Ubuntu One refers to the number of users? Oh right, nobody -- because nobody has ever heard of Ubuntu One.

I'm the other Ubuntu One. I'm the one guy besides Mark Shuttlesworth who really likes Unity as a desktop environment.

And I don't use Ubuntu One.

Unity sucks donkey balls. We inflict Ubuntu on our workstations. We use two or three year old machines. Unity is so farking slow, even on a brand new low-mid range machine. My users don't know what an OS is. they just know it's slow as hell. I have a couple users on Cinnamon instead. They love it. No complaints. I have a dumb users who hops between offices, one on unity, one on cinnamon. She refers to the cinnamon machine as "perfect" and the other one as "I know you just gave me a new computer but this one is slow and I need a new one." My hate for unity grows and grows...


I threw it in VBox VM for giggles.  Giving it all 4 cores of my i5 and 4GB of RAM... with the correct drivers installed and 128MB of 'video RAM'.  Unity was unusable, it just sat there thrashing my system hard and delivering nothing.   It's not like it's all that pretty to look at either.
 
2014-04-03 07:21:59 AM  
I use Ubuntu Gnome mostly because plain old Debian is a pain in the ass to get running correctly on my laptop. Installed the regular Ubuntu Desktop(unity) yesterday and it just seems so slow and clunky. Hitting the "Super" key only seems to have a 50% success rate of actually bringing up he application launcher.

In any case, I think I might have bought a song/album from the Ubuntu Music store once to for the hell of it and is probably stored in my Ubuntu One drive with probably another file or two I've forgotten about. I guess I'll move them over the my ownCloud setup.
 
2014-04-03 07:45:15 AM  

Vaneshi: jonny_q: Gonz: MrEricSir: Who would have guessed that Ubuntu One refers to the number of users? Oh right, nobody -- because nobody has ever heard of Ubuntu One.

I'm the other Ubuntu One. I'm the one guy besides Mark Shuttlesworth who really likes Unity as a desktop environment.

And I don't use Ubuntu One.

Unity sucks donkey balls. We inflict Ubuntu on our workstations. We use two or three year old machines. Unity is so farking slow, even on a brand new low-mid range machine. My users don't know what an OS is. they just know it's slow as hell. I have a couple users on Cinnamon instead. They love it. No complaints. I have a dumb users who hops between offices, one on unity, one on cinnamon. She refers to the cinnamon machine as "perfect" and the other one as "I know you just gave me a new computer but this one is slow and I need a new one." My hate for unity grows and grows...

I threw it in VBox VM for giggles.  Giving it all 4 cores of my i5 and 4GB of RAM... with the correct drivers installed and 128MB of 'video RAM'.  Unity was unusable, it just sat there thrashing my system hard and delivering nothing.   It's not like it's all that pretty to look at either.


Unity is a mess. I don't think copying Microsoft's worst mistakes is a good strategy for Ubuntu. But i don't care anymore - I use Mint.
 
2014-04-03 09:40:57 AM  
I love Ubuntu and unity 12.04lts. It's allowed me to fix well over 250 Pentium d desktops for a high school that could not afford new computers. It works great and its free.
 
2014-04-03 10:10:21 AM  

CigaretteSmokingMan: [i172.photobucket.com image 500x425]


Most people don't assemble their Linux distributions from scratch, and indeed Ubuntu is about as close to "Linux for dummies" as it gets.  For those who do, there's Linux from Scratch.  Or Gentoo.
 
2014-04-03 10:31:02 AM  

duenor: I love Ubuntu and unity 12.04lts. It's allowed me to fix well over 250 Pentium d desktops for a high school that could not afford new computers. It works great and its free.


Is your name Mark Shuttleworth or is he paying you like Microsoft is paying Windows 8 defenders?

// I'll assume the answer is yes.
 
2014-04-03 01:00:59 PM  
Unity does suck... I'm sure it'd work just fine on a tablet, but I've never seen it running on one. Stop trying to make tablets out of mouse and keyboard machines, Canonical and Microsoft!

Lubuntu desktop however... Put it this way... When my 70 year old mom's XP machine crashed, I gave her a loaner with Lubuntu on it. It has the same "start button and menus" system. She took to it immediately and wanted it on her replacement machine. It works well and is intuitive to anyone who's used Windows or Mac. The main problem is that it works so much faster.
 
2014-04-03 01:03:07 PM  
swahnhennessy:

I just realized the other day that I'm stuck on 12.04 until I either get a new drive or reformat my current one. Neither of which I'm eager to do. But somehow my partition running Ubuntu is too full to grab 12.10. let alone what's after. And this despite clearing all my old kernels, etc. Something is bloating that partition, and hell if I know what it is.

"sudo apt-get autoremove" if you haven't already tried it.
 
2014-04-03 02:13:53 PM  

CigaretteSmokingMan: [i172.photobucket.com image 500x425]


Stop trolling and get with the times (the the installer in that screenshot is ~16 years old by my recollection)

Their installer has gradients and shiat now.

assets.ubuntu.com
 
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