What are the differences between Mega and Ubuntu One?

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

Mega

Mega is a cloud storage and file hosting service developed by MEGA Ltd in the year 2013. It was written by using the languages C++, java script, java and C. The Mega services offered by using web based apps.

It was the largest free cloud storage across the world with 20 GB storage allocation for free accounts. Mega supports Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Browser extension operating systems. It provides Cloud storage, File hosting service and Remote backup service.

Features

The features of Mega are as follows −

  • MEGA provides large cloud storage space

  • Download files using links without sign up

  • File management, even on mobile devices

  • It was designed with user-controlled end-to-end encryption

  • Backup your Recovery Key

  • Two-Factor Authentication

  • Share your files anytime, anywhere

  • Easy communications with the team

  • Keep Your Chat Private and Safe

  • History Retention Control

  • Photo, file and location sharing instantly

Advantages

The advantages of Mega are as follows −

  • Zero-knowledge encryption

  • Encrypted sharing links

  • Plenty of free storage

  • Previews for media & documents

Disadvantages

The disadvantages of Mega are as follows −

  • High prices for paid plans

  • Not good for collaboration

  • Poor customer support

  • User experience could be better

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 One and Amazon S3 are as follows −

Ubuntu OneMega
Ubuntu One was launched in the year 2009 by Canonical Limited.Mega is owned by Mega Limited in the year 2013
Ubuntu One offers 5 GB free storage space.Mega offers 15 GB free storage space
Ubuntu offers unlimited storage space for the paid version.Mega has a maximum storage size of 16TB .
Ubuntu One did not have client side encryption.Mega has client-side encryption.
Ubuntu One provides file hosting, file synchronization and cloud storage service.Mega 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 in Mega is equal to cloud drive space.
Ubuntu One had a band-width limit.Mega has a band-width limit of 10 GB for free and 96 TB for paid every month.
Ubuntu One was suspended in the year 2014.Mega is still in use.
raja
Updated on 21-Mar-2022 05:38:41

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