Ubuntu One – it’s ended

On April 5, 2014 I got this notification. Well … to be frank I have not use it for quite long time. So what I need to do is to check the content and download them all. But … what is the password? 😦

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Hi,

We are writing to you to notify you that we will be shutting down the
Ubuntu One file services, effective 1 June 2014. This email gives
information about the closure and what you should expect during the
shutdown process.

As of today, it will no longer be possible to purchase storage or music
from the Ubuntu One store. The Ubuntu One file services apps in the Ubuntu,
Google, and Apple stores will be updated appropriately.

As always, your content belongs to you. You can simply download your files
onto your PC or an external hard drive. While the service will stop as of
1 June, you will have an additional two months (until 31 July 2014) to
collect all of your content. After that date, all remaining content will
be deleted.

If you have an active annual subscription, the unused portion of your fees
will be refunded. The refund amount will be calculated from today’s
announcement.

We know you have come to rely on Ubuntu One, and we apologise for the
inconvenience this closure may cause. We’ve always been inspired by the
support, feedback and enthusiasm of our users and want to thank you for
the support you’ve shown for Ubuntu One. We hope that you’ll continue to
support us as together we bring a revolutionary experience to new devices.

The Ubuntu One team
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In addition just found this articles. Just in case you need to store your files in cloud.
http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/04/three-alternatives-ubuntu-one

Utopic Unicord – Code for Ubuntu 14.10

This from Mark Shuttleworth blog

…now’s a good time to stand united in favour of the useful over the uncolike and the utile over the uncous.

Let’s make something amazing. Something unified and upright, something about which we can be universally proud. And since we’re getting that once-every-two-years chance to make fresh starts and dream unconstrained dreams about what the future should look like, we may as well go all out and give it a dreamlike name.

Concluding with the name, Shuttlewortrh gives a call to saddle action

Let’s get going on the utopic unicorn.”

What’s In a Name?
The word ‘Utopic‘ is derived from ‘Utopia‘ and is used to describe a community, society or project that has reached some a shared degree of progress or ‘ideal’. The Unicorn is an animal from mythology generally depicted as Equidae with a lone, long spiralled horn on their heads.

Ubuntu 14.10 for servers and desktops is set for release in October 2014.

On to the back of the legendary steed we do jump…

source: http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/04/ubuntu-14-10-name-utopic-unicorn

Ubuntu 13.10 is Out!

Bulan Oktober mungkin dianggap sebagai bulan baik. Mungkin ini seperti kepercayaan orang Jawa, setelah hari raya Idul Adha akan dianggap sebagai bulan baik untuk “berhajat” seperti menyelenggarakan pernikahan. Vendor software pun begitu.

Microsoft dengan Windows 8.1, Apple dengan Maverick OSX dan sebelumnya adalah rilis rutin enam bulanan Ubuntu 13.10. Code namenya Saucy Salamander. Yup … sudah di huruf “S” sekarang 🙂

Silakan disedot di sini –> http://www.ubuntu.com/download

 

 

Ubuntu 13.04 Rilis

Nggak sadar ternyata sudah lama “melewatkan” berita tentang rilis-rilis ubuntu. Beda banget dengan -say- 5 tahun lalu ketika pertama kali kenal linux. Dulu saya selalu ikuti rilis-rilis Ubuntu, pelajari fiturnya dan mencoba di sistem virtual. Sekarang, boro-boro … versi terakhir yang saya pakai adalah 12.04. Sudah ketinggalan 2 rilis.

Apakah saya sudah terlalu tua?

Mungkin saja. Seperti halnya kuping ini sudah mulai “males” dengerin lagu-lagu baru.

Mbuh ah … 🙂

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Ubuntu 13.04 brings dramatic graphical performance enhancements

 

London, 25th April, 2013: Today’s release of Ubuntu 13.04 on the desktop brings a host of performance and quality improvements making it the fastest and most visually polished Ubuntu experience to date.

Performance on lightweight systems was a core focus for this cycle, as a prelude to Ubuntuâs release on a range of mobile form factors. As a result 13.04 delivers significantly faster response times in casual use, and a reduced memory footprint that benefits all users.

This release also illustrates Ubuntuâs ongoing commitment to quality and dependability. âOur kaizen approach to development as well as community engagement result in a high quality alternative for people worldwide,â commented Jane Silber, CEO at Canonical. âThis release, our 17th on a regular cadence, meets the needs of enterprises, organisations, governments and communities looking for a secure and intuitive computing experience.â

Canonicalâs next generation display server, MIR is available as an option for developer testing and contribution. MIR will enable the seamless convergence of Ubuntu across phone, tablet and PCs in the next set of releases. Having just one codebase for all devices simplifies the lives of both developers and end-users, and makes possible a new generation of devices that combine the portability of the mobile phone with the productivity of a laptop.

Ubuntu 13.04 includes the Developer Preview SDK for developers to build native applications for Ubuntu devices. Using this SDK, developers can make a single application for all Ubuntu form factors and publish it in the Ubuntu Software Centre with a single upload. Developers have already started to create applications for Ubuntu across different devices.

Availability
Download Ubuntu 13.04 at: www.ubuntu.com/download
Find out about developing for Ubuntu at developer.ubuntu.com
Download Ubuntu Touch Preview onto spare devices here.
Get involved with Mir here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Mir/GetInvolved

Ubuntu 12.10 sudah Rilis (ternyata) …

Hampir saja tenggelam oleh hiruk pikuknya rilis Windows 8
taken from canonical website
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Ubuntu Server 12.10: all you need for cloud

Ubuntu 12.10 Server gives cloud developers and enterprises easy access to the latest open cloud technology, including OpenStack Folsom

Ubuntu 12.10 breaks down the barrier between the PC and the web

  • Ubuntu 12.10 integrates the desktop and the Internet, enabling people to easily access content and applications – whether the live locally or online.

  • Ubuntu 12.10 makes it possible to integrate the most popular web-based applications as if they were native applications

  • Ubuntu 12.10 is the perfect alternative for anyone considering a move to Windows 8 – providing a modern operating system that works naturally across devices.

London 18th October, 2012: Canonical today announces the desktop version of Ubuntu 12.10, the latest release of the popular open source operating system, will be available for public download on the 18th October 2012. As part of Canonical’s objective to make all content easier to access, Ubuntu 12.10 introduces innovations that bring together desktop and cloud-based experiences, representing the next stage in the transition to a multi-device, cloud-based world.

When searching for documents in the Ubuntu 12.10 Dash, for example, users can see results from online services like Google Drive, as well as files saved on their hard drives. The Online Accounts feature allows authentication to online sites so that content like photos from Flickr accounts and contacts from Facebook can all be searched instantly by the Dash. The Dash can also search both paid and free content from Amazon and the Ubuntu One Music Store such as music, videos or any product be it digital or physical. The results are displayed in a separate section labelled, ‘More Suggestions’.

Jane Silber, CEO at Canonical comments; “Ubuntu 12.10 is the operating system for the multi-device era. It makes life significantly easier for users by adapting Ubuntu to the way people really access their content today: online and on the hard drive, at work and at home, on the phone and, of course, on the PC. As consumers and businesses consider their upgrade options, Ubuntu 12.10 offers an easier, faster alternative to competing desktop operating systems.”

Elsewhere in the release, new Previews give large, clear previews of content as it appears in the Dash search results, giving users a quick way to get more information to help find what they are looking for. For example, previewing an album that the Dash has found in the Ubuntu One Music Store reveals a track listing and the option to listen – all without leaving the preview. If the content is of interest, users can then choose to click through, download or purchase from online retailers.

The new Web Apps feature offers unprecedented integration between the desktop and online environment, by making frequently-used web applications like Facebook, Twitter, Last.FM, eBay and GMail available through the desktop, without launching a browser separately. Making web applications behave like their desktop counterparts gives the user a faster experience and reduces the proliferation of browser tabs and windows that can quickly make browsing unmanageable.

Ubuntu One, the personal cloud service, is integrated and now available as a native app on Mac OS-X as beta, as well as Windows, iOS and Android. With 5GB storage free, it’s one more way to access documents, music, photos and videos, wherever you are. Ubuntu One’s new referrals programme, means that it’s possible to get even more storage in return for recommending new users. New APIs mean that application developers can make use of synchronisation features in their own apps.

A new remote log-in option now gives users the alternative of logging into a Citrix, VMWare or Microsoft desktop running on a desktop virtualisation server. Ubuntu 12.10 can thereby be used as a thin client by businesses that want to virtualise their desktop applications and deliver them to users over the network.

Ubuntu 12.10 can be downloaded at www.ubuntu.com/download and is available from the 18th October 2012.

Availability
Ubuntu 12.10 is available globally for public download from October 18th 2012 BST.
To download Ubuntu 12.10, visit: www.ubuntu.com/download