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Mega Cloud Storage Sync Client for Ubuntu

MEGA, a cloud storage and file hosting service, now provides an official sync client for Linux Desktop. So far, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 12.10 and Nautilus integration are supported.

MEGA features that all files are encrypted client-side using the AES algorithm before they are uploaded. Since Mega does not know the encryption keys to uploaded files, they cannot decrypt and view the content. It provides 50 GB of storage space are available for free and up to 4 TB for paid accounts.

More about MEGA at wikipedia

Recently, MEGA has provided an official sync client for Linux desktops, available for Debian, Fedora, openSUSE, and Ubuntu.

The new client for Ubuntu, MEGAsync features:

  • an Unity indicator
  • Sync with MEGA folder in Nautilus browser with full drag & drop support
  • System notification support.
  • Select sync full or single folder of your MEGA account.
  • Select upload to MEGA via file folders’ context menu
MEGA client: Unity indicator & sync folder in Nautilus

MEGA client: Unity indicator & sync folder in Nautilus

MEGAsync status

MEGAsync status

Upload to MEGA via Context Menu

Upload to MEGA via Context Menu

Download & Install MEGA sync client:

First you may check out your OS type, 32-bit or 64-bit via System Settings -> Details.

Go to the official page via the link below:

Download MEGAsync

Navigate to Your OS edition -> OS Type: amd64 = 64-bit, i386 = 32-bit -> For Ubuntu download both .deb packages.

Select your OS type and click ‘Free Download for Linux’ and also MEGA Nautilus extension.

Finally double-click the package to open it with Ubuntu Software Center and click install, in below order:

  1. megasync_x.x.xx_amd64/i386.deb
  2. nautilus-megasync_x.x.xx_amd64/i386.deb

Once installed, open the client from Unity Dash. Follow the setup wizard to sign in or sign up and select sync full account or single folder.

mega sync client

That’s it. Enjoy!

The distributed collaboration and sharing tool SparkleShare has released version 1.2 with many bugfixes. This tutorial is going to show you how to install it in Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.10 and their derivatives.

How does SparkleShare work?

SparkleShare creates a special folder on your computer. You can add remotely hosted folders (or “projects”) to this folder. These projects will be automatically kept in sync with both the host and all of your peers when someone adds, removes or edits a file.

What’s New in 1.2:

  • Fixes to the invite feature, now works when SparkleShare isn’t running yet (by Jo Shields)
  • Don’t crash, but complain when FIPS is enabled on Windows
  • Fix some interface logic in Add dialog
  • Fix some inaccurate sync state messages in the status icon
  • Fix conflict when running when TortoiseGit is installed
  • Fix blank Add dialog on OS X Snow Leopard
  • Fix crash when user cancels initial project download
  • Fix Continue button not enabling when entering encryption password
  • Fix Planio plugin name showing up as Gitorious on Linux
  • Show download speed on initial project add

Install SparkleShare via PPA:

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run commands to add the SparkleShare PPA as well as git-core ppa (required):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rebuntu16/sparkleshare+unofficial

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:git-core/ppa

After added the PPA, install the tool as well as the latest git via:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install sparkleshare

SparkleShare 1.2