The low key Ubuntu One, the online cloud storage firm that lets users synchronise their computer files with their Net-connected devices, has announced a 500 mb free storage offer for its users.

The firm offers a free storage facility of 5 gb for its users and paid services to those who need still bigger storage on the cloud.

Users can store information on the cloud and could access it from anywhere without having to carry their basic computer with them.

Ubuntu One is backed by Canonical, the main promoters of Ubuntu, the operating system that is built on open source applications. It is being used by about two crore users. However, Ubuntu One is not just restricted to the Ubuntu users. The firm has opened its service for Windows OS too.

Ubuntu One has popped up this offer in the home page of users’ interface. They can refer this facility to up to 40 users. This means they could earn up to 20 gb of free storage over their given 5 gb space.

The additional storage thus earned would not expire. “It’s free for as long as you continue to use our service,” Ubuntu One has said.

(This article was published on August 17, 2012)
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