Ubuntu One vs. Dropbox
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: September 14, 2009
I just found a service called Dropbox (http://www.getdropbox.com/) and was curious how this stacks up vs. Ubuntu One. I have not used either one... but from reading the details they seem similar in function, but dropbox is cross-platform.
Installing DropBox Ubuntu 9.10
location: linuxquestions.com - date: December 1, 2009
So I've installed and am using Dropbox successfully on my laptop with Ubuntu 9.10 but when I try to install it on my Desktop (also Ubuntu 9.10) I have problems. The package downloads and installs fine but then when I go to
Applications > Internet > Dropbox it says I must download the proprietary daemon and so I click OK. It then stalls for a while before giving me "Trouble connecting to Dropbox servers. Maybe your internet connection is down, or you need to set your http_proxy environment variable."
I am using a proxy which I set using:
System > Preferences > Network Proxy
I'm not sure what the problem is. A solution would be appreciated.
Why I chose Dropbox
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: February 25, 2012
I have recently spent some time trying to chose the best cloud storage for my needs. I primarily tried out dropbox and ubuntu one. I chose dropbox, but I thought I would share the reasons why, as the developers behind Ubuntu One might want to know why I chose not to go with ubuntu one. I find it unfortunate that ubuntu one didn't fit my personal needs as I would have liked to support Canonical by purchasing one of their products, and I will therefore move to ubuntu one once it meets my personal needs.
The main reason I chose to go with dropbox was the excellent indicator applet that comes with it. By clicking it I am presented with all the information I want such as how many files remain to be uploaded, upload speed and how many percent before completion. With ubuntu one I barely get any usefull information without having to resort to the terminal. The only applet I get is nothing more than a launcher for the ubuntu one application, which I already have in my dock, so I don't even s
Dropbox + Google Drive = win
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: September 11, 2012
ok, so I've been having problems getting google drive on my ubuntu netbook lately, but i think i have a solution.:
1. windows machine you can leave on during the day
2. the linux machine you want to access your google drive on
3. dropbox and google drive accounts
this is what you do:
1. on your windows box, install dropbox like normal
2. install gdrive inside your dropbox folder
3. install dropbox on your linux machine
as long as the windows machine is running, you will be able to access your google drive via your dropbox folder!
tell me what you think!
symbolic link and dropbox
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 14, 2012
Hello Ubuntu Forums,
My office machine runs win7, my laptop runs ubuntu 12.04. Dropbox syncs my personal files in both. Files are organized in many folders and sub-folders.
In Linux, I created a symbolic link from one folder to another (both in the dropbox-synced part of my drive). I was expecting this to show as rubbish in my office machine (a broken link). That, at least, is what I remember happening a few years ago.
To my surprise, the link is functional in the win7 machine. Does anyone know if symbolic links are now operational across systems? Or did Dropbox duplicate the directory in my office HDD?
Dropbox keeps unlinking after reboot
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: February 1, 2013
I'm having a problem with Dropbox.
I have the following setup
Linux, Swap, Windows, Data (ntfs)
I have my dropbox folder on /media/kingkong/Data/Dropbox
Every time I reboot Ubuntu Dropbox says that the Dropbox link is missing and I need to relink it.
I don't want to have Dropbox in my Home folder because windows can't find it than.
I've tried to create a link of /media/kingkong/Data/Dropbox to /home/kingkong/Dropbox but then it says that the system link is broken after I restart my system.
Using Dropbox as a drive
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 12, 2013
Is it possible to map Dropbox as a drive in Linux?
I have an android tablet (Moto Xoom 2 ME) with Quickoffice HD installed as a stock app. I can open a document from dropbox (or Google Drive, Evernote...) edit it and hit save and it saves my edit to the server. I'm sure it probably caches it somewhere but all I see as the user is dropbox being used as a drive with no manual managing of files other than hitting save in my office app. Skydrive on Windows 8 works similarly and again brilliantly with Office 2010 but not quite so well yet with dropbox (it opens but any edited documents have to be manually managed). This is great for some of my devices that have limited storage compared to my 52GB available on dropbox.
So the question is, can this be done on Linux? If so, how?
Dropbox needing reinstalls in Centos 6.4 to keep working
location: linuxquestions.com - date: October 31, 2013
I've installed dropbox and nautilus-dropbox. It works fine, however sometimes after a boot it will not run properly. Then I have to reinstall and it works fine again. During installation I get a non-fatal msg saying:
/usr/bin/chcon: can't apply partial context to unlabeled file `/etc/init.d/dropbox'
/usr/bin/chcon: can't apply partial context to unlabeled file `/etc/sysconfig/dropbox'
I've checked these files and seems to be nothing wrong with them. Has anyone experienced the same problems and/or know a solution?
Dropbox icon is grey
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 7, 2011
My dropbox tray icon is grey, I need help making it as it's supposed to be - blue.
It's not a big problem, but it's driving me crazy.
HOWTO: Folder synchronization with Dropbox
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: April 7, 2011
Probably some of you already knows Dropbox. A proprietary application to synchronize and share your files. Is a non-free software, but it's quite powerful and useful, specially in Linux, although it can be used to share data with Windows, Mac-OS, and even with mobile phones.
Dropbox is both, the name of the application, and the name given to your "sharing box", which is a folder or directory where you copy all of the information that you want to share. This tutorial will show you how to install Dropbox, and set up to synchronize folders outside your "dropbox" directory. I write with capital D the Dropbox software, while I use dropbox for the sharing folder. This avoid having multiple copies of the same files.
For example, I have a Desktop at work and a netbook for my personal use. At work I use Fedora, while my netbook uses Linux Mint Debian Edition. With my setup, I can modify a file at work, and then continue the edition with my netbook, on a local copy that is
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