Windows set for Ubuntu cloud storage?

Reports have claimed that the open source developers will be offering its cloud storage service to Windows users.

Cloud computing

Windows users could be set to get Ubuntu cloud storage on their PCs.

A posting on the Python Community Conference website is asking for developers to sign up to project "Sprint" to help work out details of how to make the service compatible with Windows, during the event in February.

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The open source Ubuntu One service gives Ubuntu operating system users 2GB of free online storage upon installation with the option of upping this capacity to 50GB for a monthly fee of $10.

Eliot Murphy, who runs the engineering team for Ubuntu One, confirmed to IT PRO it would be working on the prospect of Windows compatibility but a release date is dependent on the success of the developer meeting.

"The sprint at PyCon is an opportunity for us to test the waters and explore how much work is involved in porting the code to Windows," said Murphy.

"If it turns out to be easy, well then yes we'd likely try and find a way to provide a Windows client. However, it's just too early to say, a lot depends on how many developers get involved in making the code run on Windows."

He concluded: "I'm very excited about the possibility of other platforms, but don't want to set any false expectations: we currently have no dates or concrete plans for shipping Ubuntu One clients on platforms other than Ubuntu, but since the client code is open source the community is free to do so and I hope it happens."

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