What are the differences between Box and Ubuntu One?



Let us understand the concepts of Box and Ubuntu One before learning the differences between them.

Box

Box is the Secure Content Cloud, easy-to-use platform that is built for the entire content lifecycle, from starting of file creation and sharing, to co-editing, signature, classification, and retention. We can work securely from anywhere.

It was launched in the year 2005 by Box Inc. This company is mainly focus on cloud content management and file sharing service for businesses. It can be supported in windows, macOS, and several mobile platforms.

Features

The features of Box are as follows −

  • It is a secure collaboration on any device

  • Box is trusted all leading organizations in the world

  • Frictionless security

  • Seamless collaboration

  • Simplified workflow

Advantages

The advantages of Box are as follows −

  • Unlimited storage

  • Easy synchronization

  • Share documents

  • Easy to install and set up

  • Cost effective

  • Frequent updates

Disadvantages

The disadvantages of Box are as follows −

  • An easier "offline" mode

  • Have to manage the similar files across folders

  • There is no free option for Box

  • Technical Support team's response is very slow

Ubuntu One

It provides a collection of software that consists of applications like file manager, PDF viewer, text editor, video player, and archiving utility by default. The system is launched by a UK based company called Canonical Ltd.

Features

The features of Ubuntu One are as follows −

  • Backslashes are used in Ubuntu like /home/name.

  • Ubuntu doesn’t have drive letters.

  • Ubuntu applications don’t lock exclusive access to files as often.

  • Just as every mounted file system is a directory under / (the root directory), everything on Ubuntu is a file.

  • Ubuntu has open source apps mainly

  • Ubuntu is much cheaper

  • Ubuntu was designed with a multi user scenario.

  • Only the administrator or the root user has permission to access the kernel.

  • Flexible and scalable implementation is possible with Ubuntu.

  • For education, testing environment etc Ubuntu is better as this is cost effective at the same time as easy inclement.

Advantages

The advantages of Ubuntu are as follows −

  • For computing it is a Free Operating System.

  • The software can easily be customized.

  • It is famous in Developing Unique Programs

  • Updates are simple

  • For Documentation it is a great option.

  • Ubuntu is more secure when compared to other operating systems

  • Launchpad Is Good.

Disadvantages

The disadvantages of Ubuntu are as follows −

  • Experts can operate

  • Difficult To Migrate

  • Tough To Understand Operating

  • Functionalities are limited.

  • Hardware & Software Complications

  • Gaming purpose it is not good

  • Limited customer support.

The firewall options available for ubuntu are listed below

  • IPCop Firewall

  • Vuurmuur

  • IPfire

  • Endian

  • ConfigServer Security Firewall

  • pfSense

  • Shorewall

Differences

The major differences between Ubuntu and Box are as follows −

Ubuntu OneBox
Ubuntu One was launched in the year 2009 by Canonical Limited.Box was launched in the year 2005 by Box Incorporation.
Ubuntu One offers 5 GB free storage space.Box offers 10 GB free storage space.
Ubuntu offers unlimited storage space for the paid version.Box has a maximum 100 GB storage space for personal accounts and unlimited for business.
Ubuntu One provides file hosting, file synchronization and cloud storage service.Box provides file hosting service, file synchronization service and cloud storage service.
Ubuntu One maximum file size was 5 GB per file.The Maximum file size of BOX is 250 MB for free and 5GB for paid version.
Ubuntu One Supports Windows, OS X, Android, Ubuntu and iOS operating systems.Box is available for Windows, Android, iPhone, Web-based and windows mobile operating systems.
Ubuntu One was suspended in the year 2014.Box is still in use

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