New Ubuntu One features for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS is now available. With this release of Ubuntu, there are many new Ubuntu One features. Here are just a few.

Ubuntu One Music Store
Ubuntu users have access to purchase popular music from all of their favorite artists that make up an expanding catalog of millions of songs available in the Ubuntu One Music Store. Select from top pics and new releases or search for your favorite artist, album or song. Ensure that your computer is setup for sync and launch the store in Rhythmbox for a cloud-enabled shopping experience.

Mobile Contacts Sync
Synchronize your mobile phone address book with your Ubuntu One personal cloud and Evolution on your Ubuntu desktops. Mobile Contacts Sync also enables subscribers to synchronize your Ubuntu One contacts with Thunderbird, Outlook on Windows, and the Mac Address Book.

Ubuntu One Preferences
All subscribers now have more control over their synchronization settings. Launch the Ubuntu One Preferences application to view current personal cloud storage usage, link to support options, manage synchronizing computers, and even control which Ubuntu One features are synchronized on the machine you are currently using.

Sync any folder in your home directory
Right-click on any folder and choose “Synchronize on Ubuntu One”. All of your Ubuntu 10.04 LTS computers can now synchronize your default folders like Documents, Pictures and Music.

Publish files
Easily share files with anyone directly from your Ubuntu desktop. We even provide you with a short URL to use on services like identi.ca, twitter, and facebook.

Infrastructure upgrades
Not only do we have many new features for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, the Ubuntu One team spent a great deal of time improving the infrastructure. Subscribers should see faster file and folder synchronization on their desktops as well as a website tools that are snappier.

Ubuntu One provides a free subscription with 2 GB of storage for everyone and a monthly subscription that includes more storage and additional features.

Learn more about all of the great Ubuntu One features and subscription plans.

31 Responses to “New Ubuntu One features for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS”

  1. Scott Bernal Says:

    I’m frustrated because I can’t find the ‘add this computer’ button that is supposed to exist. SB.

  2. Ole-Martin Lyng Says:

    exciting plans, but can i ever connect??

  3. altima Says:

    hi! what does this phrase mean:
    “You haven’t synced any contacts yet so you still have 30 days left. The clock starts after your first sync.”?

    do I only have 30 days to choose whether I sync them with phone or not?

    or do I have to pay for phone syncing after 30-day trial period?

  4. Matt Griffin Says:

    SB and Ole-Martin Lyng: Problems with adding a computer are covered in our FAQ – http://bit.ly/caHbOf

  5. Matt Griffin Says:

    altima: Phone sync is available for everyone to try for free for 30 days. You can start the trial whenever you want. The trial begins when you do your first phone sync.

  6. Mike Says:

    I can’t connect my computer as well. NO SYNCING! Where is add my computer. I’ve been going in circles for over an hour and its really start to annoy me. So if any help please post! thanks

  7. Klaus Hachmeister Says:

    “I’m frustrated too because I can’t find the ‘add this computer’ button that is supposed to exist.”
    KH

  8. Mike Says:

    Sorry i didnt look right above me, that does work =X.

  9. Neostar Says:

    We need a cheaper subscription plan option and the ability to sync with other computers that use other operating systems.

  10. Josh Harding Says:

    Great to see the new features. Can’t wait to complete the upgrade and utilize them. Keep up the great work team!

  11. Adam H T Geelle Says:

    i have updated to 10.4lts
    when i start my computer doesnt load as quickly as it used to do with 9.10

  12. Stephen Says:

    Does 10.04 remove the Ubuntu One cloud taskbar icon that was in 9.10? I don’t see it anymore, and am not sure if I’m logged in. It was a nice way to tell if it was busy syncing or it was done.

  13. Joshua Hoover Says:

    Stephen, We removed the Ubuntu One applet from 10.04 LTS. We’re looking at using new features in Maverick to show the status of Ubuntu One. In the mean time, you can see the status of Ubuntu One via System->Preferences->Ubuntu One. Thanks, Joshua

  14. tudza Says:

    How can I get news about support for Ubuntu One in Kubuntu?

  15. Hagen Says:

    You are doing a great job!

    The file sync finally seems to be working properly for me.

    But I am still waiting for a slightly cheaper plan like 10GB for $2. $10 a month is too much for me at the moment.

  16. Evan Bibbee Says:

    I agree with others who have cited the need for a lower-cost subscription option. I really don’t need 50gb of storage, and $10/month is more than I wish to spend. However, now that Ubuntu One is working the way it should (it was really quite buggy in previous iterations), I would be happy to consider a 20gb plan for $5/month.

  17. Evan Bibbee Says:

    I agree with others that additional subscription options should be offered. I really don’t need 50gb of storage, and 10USD/month is more than I wish to spend. I would, however, be quite content paying 5USD/month for, say, 20gb, particularly now that Ubuntu One is working so well in 10.04! Thanks, Evan (profbib)

  18. Russell Says:

    It’s all cool. Ubuntu 10.04 is high on all levels.

  19. Scene Says:

    I agree with others who have cited the need for a lower-cost subscription option. I really don’t need 50gb of storage, and $10/month is more than I wish to spend. However, now that Ubuntu One is working the way it should (it was really quite buggy in previous iterations), I would be happy to consider a 20gb plan for $5/month.
    +1

  20. Raul Bar Says:

    Hi. Ubuntu ONE in Spanish, please!

  21. Manfred Neumann Says:

    Hi guys,

    My english isnt very much. Please excuse me for that.

    My wish for Ubuntu one: A download- counter for published files. Is it possible?

    Thanks
    Manfred

  22. Vitor Carvalho Says:

    I think that Ubuntu One could achieve all kind of users and being a perfect source of revenue for canonical if…:

    Plan Free: 2Gb (no cost)
    Plan Simple: 10 Gb / 2€mo
    (Plan Medium: 20Gb / 5€mo – if really necessary)
    Plan Enterprise (or “Geek” hihi): 100Gb 10€mo

    Maybe another plan for companies to use the storage as a CRM Database (we have openoffice.org base that connects mysql or glom with postgresql).

    Perhaps, with further investment, serve a website, e-commerce, with the ability to manage quickly from their computers…

    But you need to be quick to gain the marketplace of small-medium sized companies :)

  23. rpk Says:

    Hi!

    what about offering a smaller plan, lets say 16GB for 5$/month?

  24. Brad Carps Says:

    this is a clever idea, but if it only duplicates what commercial services already provide (for example, dropbox), the only success it will achieve is in the open source crowd. if canononical is interested in a wider market, they need to differentiate. really, this applies across the board.

    overall, though, i am much more impressed with v10 netbook than all others. it’s nice to finally see a useful, usable interface to linux.

    suggestion: including google support for sync would be really cool and help do away with the idea of the provider mattering more than the data.

  25. Karlheinz Schlottbom Says:

    The new feature are fine, of course. That is the right direction.

    BUT: Fist the already existing feature should work. In addition to file sync that is syncronization of contacts and notes. That doesn’t work for several weeks now. Also there should be given an error message telling the reason when synronizing doesn’t work.

    You want subscribers to pay for some features and more storage. As long as the service is not reliable and there is not a well communicated guaranteed service level I would not like to recommend that service.

  26. Alfie Ramirez Says:

    I agree with others who have cited the need for a lower-cost subscription option. I really don’t need 50gb of storage, and $10/month is more than I wish to spend. However, now that Ubuntu One is working the way it should (it was really quite buggy in previous iterations), I would be happy to consider a 20gb plan for $5/month.
    +1

  27. Jonathan Lathrop Says:

    It would be nice to be able to download whole folders all at once including sub folders. One click instead of dozens to restore data to a computer…

  28. Matt Griffin Says:

    Jonathan: Great suggestion! Thanks. We have a team sprint coming up in a few weeks where we’ll plan lots of improvements to the Ubuntu One website features and this is on my wish list.

  29. Indrani Dawn Says:

    How about syncing installed packages in synaptic.. Does anybody else find this interesting or useful?

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