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dropbox for Ubuntu 11.10

how to install dropbox in Ubuntu 11.10

Dropbox is one of the most popular files sharing program, and it also works an online backup tools (with one month history – i.e the files deleted can be recovered with next thirty days), for writers, programmers, designers etc. On Ubuntu 11.10 – Oneiric Ocelot, ‘Ubuntu One’ is installed by deafult – which also provides 2GB free backup and direct streaming (very good for listening music on your iPhone or Android). Dropbox also provides 2GB free space (which can be extended to 8GB by referring some friends, beyond that you would need to buy any premium plan)

Dropbox is not only for backup and sharing – other cool features is Sync. If you’re using more than one computer and want to resume your development/writing/whatever work, then Sync feature will help you a lot. You just need to install dropbox in both of the computer, then whenever you will change a file or add a new one or delete an old one – it will automatically get updated (synchronized) on other computers. This feature of Dropbox is very handy for developers – as it allows them to work collaboratively on a project. The files/folders can also be managed from the web interface. You will also get some notification if any of the file changes; there are many other options to explore (right click on a file or folder), it’s very easy to choose –

  • what to sync – select the folders you want to sync
  • sync with whom – select the people (using email invitation) with whom you want to sync a particular folder

Installing Dropbox in Ubuntu 11.10

dropbox for Ubuntu 11.10
Dropbox = backup + sharing + sync ...+ Fun!

Now, the dropbox program has been added in official repository of Ubuntu 11.10 – so you can install it in a one simple command. Open Terminal and execute –

sudo apt-get install nautilus-dropbox

Set up dropbox account in Ubuntu 11.10

Now the set up process will begin. You must have a dropbox account to begin – if you don’t have one – then create a dropbox account first (it’s free).


Then, enter your login details and a computer name, now when you click next first it will verify the authentication data. If everything is correct then you will be proceeded for next step.


Next, choose your plan – if you haven’t purchased any premium plan – then go for free 2GB plan.


Now, select the installation type – if you aren’t sure – then just go for typical and hit install button.


Finally you will get a Dropbox folder in your /home/Dropbox directory. Here is a snapshot of my Dropbox Folder.


That’s All.. Have Fun!

how to install samba on ubuntu 10.04 -snapshot

how to install samba on ubuntu 10.04

Samba is a software implemented on SMB/CIFS protocol for Unix and Linux based systems.It provides support for all common platform like windows ,linux(Ubuntu 9.10 or 10.04,open-suse,fedora,debian…),Mac so that you can share file and printers among your computers without any problem.Samba is an open source and free software.Samba is also used as NT4 style Domain control.On Ubuntu 10.04 you can install samba from command line or Synaptic Package Manager or Ubuntu Software Center.The Latest stable version of samba server is 3.5.4 and is available for download.

how to install samba on ubuntu 10.04 -snapshot

Installing Samba on Ubuntu

1. Open Ubuntu Software Center and search for “samba”.

2. Next,click on install(In the row which contains the packages you want to install,first and second results are ok for general purposes,but if you want some extra features like Mounting Remote File system,then install some extra packages-smbfs from Synaptic Package Manager).

3. Wait until the installation is complete.(It will take a couple of minutes only)

4. That’s All.

Configure Samba

You can configure it from command line by using the command
gksu system-config-samba

Then configure the settings according to your need.You can also create a menu for samba in Applications->Accessories or a shortcut startup icon on taskbar by using Application Finder(search for “samba”,left click and drag it to task bar).Now,click on “+” then on Basic Tab and symbol to share some file and enter the details like Directory,share name,description and most important one access mode i.e visible or writable.Then click on access and Define who can access that file.(Every One or selected users only)