Ok, we’ve made the jump. An Ubuntu-branded experience on Windows. Can you believe it?
With the Maverick release, we’re finally delivering a service that gives you a flavor of our broader personal cloud strategy. As we strive to introduce security, control and convenience around the different facets of your digital world, we will be evolving in a number of areas:
- > Platform ubiquity (Ubuntu, Web and now a Windows Beta) on basic synchronization services and breadth of content synced (Files, Contacts, Bookmarks and Notes are already available)
- > Services that let you do more with that content (our cloud to mobile music streaming service for Android and iPhone is a first example)
- > The integration of third party services (like the 7digital music store)
We’re ready to take the next step toward serving the needs of those ‘legacy’ OS users by accepting requests to join the public beta of Ubuntu One for Windows. 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.
For our first release of Ubuntu One for Windows, we decided to start small, with a target of delivering a commercial grade and a more comprehensive offering for Natty in April 2011. Our first Beta release synchronizes files between your Windows computer, your Ubuntu One personal cloud and your Ubuntu computer(s). Please review our wiki page for feature updates to our beta Windows service.
Update: The Windows beta installer is now available for everyone https://one.ubuntu.com/windows/beta