How To Install Ubuntu One Indicator Applet in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal?

You gotta give credit where it deserves. I'm not quite sure about other major GNU/Linux distributions but when it comes to Cloud storage or Cloud computing in general, I think Ubuntu Linux is well prepared. Recently Apple also announced their own version of this "future" called iCloud. But as said, with the introduction of Ubuntu One, Canonical has been putting some serious efforts into this for sometime now.

With the introduction of 11.04 Natty Narwhal, now you can even do a test run of the entire operating system in Ubuntu cloud servers (for about 50 or 60 minutes, I think). Although I personally don't like Cloud computing that much yet it does have its advantageous nonetheless.

With Ubuntu you can register for a free Ubuntu One account and Canonical will give you 2GB of free space, for all the Ubuntu Linux users for a start!. They also have a mobile cloud app which lets you configure or upload, download your files in your Ubuntu One account + recently (still at its beta stage) they now even has a MS Windows applet!.

Although if you want to sync your music files, etc then you'll have to be a paid member nonetheless. Anyhow, as I was saying, the Ubuntu One management is embedded into the OS itself thus with the introduction of the Unity desktop (11.04) now GUI is looking even better making everything more simple as well.

The main Control panel, built into Ubuntu OS...

But if you were looking for a simple application to do/know the most basic information about your Ubuntu One account such as the remaining space, file synchronization status and disconnecting, then you maybe interested in the indicator applet called "Ubuntu One Indicator"!.

As mentioned above, this is a very simple app that does 3 or 4 basic tasks but to have a quick sneak-peak into your Ubuntu Cloud account, well heck ya, this is pretty useful.

In Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal you can install the Ubuntu One Indicator by using the below commands in your Terminal.
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rye/ubuntuone-extras

    apt-get update

    apt-get install ubuntuone-indicator 
That should do it. 

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