What are the differences between Google Drive and Ubuntu One?

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

Google Drive

It is a file storage and synchronization service developed by Google in the year 2012. It allows users to store files, share files and synchronize files on different devices. In order to access and use a Google drive account, you would need to set up a G-mail account.

Once you've set up your Google account, you can access Google Drive by going to http://drive.Google.com in your web browser.

Features

The features of Google Drive are as follows −

  • Sync Your All Files

  • Save to Google Drive

  • Save Gmail Attachments

  • Work Offline

  • Convert PDFs to Docs

  • Share with Others

  • Scan Documents

  • Upgrade to Google One from Drive

Advantages

The advantages of Google Drive are as follows −

  • Google drive is providing cloud storage to store your documents

  • No need to save your documents. Whenever you edit some documents in Google drive, there is no fear of not saving it, as it is automatically saved

  • Google Drive is also an offline feature for users with a Google Chrome Browser.

  • Google Drive initially gives 15 GB of free storage space to users, which is more than enough for the average user.

  • Documents that are created and stored on Google Drive are shared with other Google users with a single click. Documents can also be shared with the general public as Google will generate a custom hyperlink for you.

Disadvantages

The disadvantages of Google Drive are as follows −

  • If we want more than 15GB of storage users need to purchase the storage.

  • Even though Google is offering paid storage of up to 30 terabytes, it has a restriction in place that files larger than 5 terabytes cannot be viewed within Google Drive.

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 Google Drive and Ubuntu One are as follows −

Google DriveUbuntu One
Google Drive is owned by Google LLC in the year 2012Ubuntu One was launched in the year 2009 by Canonical Limited.
Google Drive offers 15 GB storage for freeUbuntu One offers 5 GB free storage space.
Maximum storage capacity is 30 TB.Ubuntu offers unlimited storage space for the paid version.
Google Drive supports Android, OS X, Linux, Windows and iOS operating systems.Ubuntu One supports Windows, OS X, Android, Ubuntu and iOS operating systems.
The maximum file size in Google Drive is 5TB.Ubuntu One maximum file size was 5 GB per file.
Google Drive is still in use and most of the people will use it because of 15GB free space.Ubuntu One was suspended in the year 2014.
Google Drive provides file hosting service and cloud storage service.Ubuntu One provides file hosting, file synchronization and cloud storage service.
raja
Updated on 21-Mar-2022 07:18:34

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