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When installing Ubuntu, I made the partition really small. I would like to know if applications like vlc or Clementine be installed and run from the cloud?

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Sorry, your question is a little unclear. Are you asking how to run programs over the Internet, or how to store files elsewhere, or something else? – Christopher Kyle Horton Sep 25 '11 at 0:54
Yes, that question is incomprehensible. You need to rewrite it. – Jo-Erlend Schinstad Sep 25 '11 at 3:11
You can ofcourse also increase your partition ;=) – Rinzwind Sep 25 '11 at 7:33
In theory, yes, I think. In practice it would require ssh/smb/ftp/http/whatever access to an online server, some creative symlinking, and probably a good FUSE driver. – zpletan Oct 3 '11 at 1:41

You may run a full Ubuntu desktop in the cloud, however multimedia apps will suffer because of network latency and throughput

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I have been able to run some applications from a dropbox share before (I can't see why you couldn't do the same with UbuntuOne). I did this for an experiment but it did work, albeit slow!

For example, if you have your dropbox share linked to ~/dropbox and you wanted to free up space, you could do this by moving your main vlc /usr/share/vlc directory to you dropbox and create a symbolic link back to your /usr/share directory.

eg: sudo ln -s /home/youruser/dropbox/vlc /usr/share/

But at the end of the day, I think this isn't a great solution and you would probably be far better off running some of the apps off a usb stick if storage is an issue.

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The problem, though, is that DropBox and Ubuntu One still store and sync locally. – zpletan Sep 25 '11 at 13:09

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