In what operating systems can I actually install Ubuntu One?
Ubuntu One is available in
- Windows (Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7)
- Mac (Mac OSX 10.6 and higher)
- Android (Android 2.1 and higher)
- Iphone (iPhone & iPad iOS 3.1 and higher)
Indeed, you can install Ubuntu One as a program on non-Ubuntu computers. Once you have an Ubuntu One account, you can actually
access your data,
manage folders and
upload files on the web interface (which does not require any install): https://one.ubuntu.com.
What are the requirements for it?
The requirements are essentially fairly basic. You need to have a supported operating system. You also need to install it with administrator right (on windows, for instance). No extra software is needed to run Ubuntu.
How to install and configure it?
For setup instructions, read the (nice-and-easy) manuals for
Configuring Ubuntu One often comprises of two steps.
Signing in with your account (or creating one if you have none).
Selecting the folder you actually want to synchronize. Note that the Ubuntu One folder (which is added to your home directory or your My Documents folder, for instance) is always synced.
Then you can just enjoy. More information can be found in the FAQ.
Note : Ubuntu One is a tool to synchronize information. It is a cloud service to synchronize information between 'computers.' Synchronizing is not the same as making a backup. Look here for backup tools. Your information in Ubuntu One still needs to be backed up.