Canonical has announced a couple of hours ago, December 19, that they’ve released the official client of their Ubuntu One service for Apple’s Mac OS X operating system.The Beta release of the Mac OS X client for the Ubuntu One cloud storage service from Canonical, the maker of the famous and very popular Ubuntu Linux operating system, was announced in October 2012.
After approximately two months of Beta testings, it appears that Canonical thinks the client is stable enough for an official release, allowing Mac OS X users to use this cloud service on their systems.
“A few months back we released the Ubuntu One Mac OS X client in beta, today we’re pleased to announce that we have released the official version.”
“If you’ve been using the current beta you’ll need to install this new version manually as the beta version didn’t have automatic update functionality, however this has now been added to the official version,” the official blog announcement read.
The client will automatically check and download the latest updates, while the Ubuntu One service runs in the background. Proxy settings are also included, as well as translations for various languages.
The Ubuntu One client for Mac OS X is distributed by Canonical as normal .dmg installer, which is basically a drag and drop operation. It’s supposed to work on Mac OS X 10.6 and higher. We’ve tested it on Mac OS X 10.8.2 and it works just fine, as you can see from the screenshots below.
We remind everyone that Canonical's Ubuntu One application allows users to browse, access and manage photos, files and folders, as well as share them with their family, friends and colleagues. And you get the usual 5GB of FREE storage with a new account!
Download the Ubuntu One client for Mac OS X right now from here.