Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Installing Dropbox on Ubuntu 12.04 in 4 easy steps

       To my surprise, using Ubuntu Software Center to install Dropbox didn't workout. So, I was looking out for alternatives. I tried many options from Ubuntu forums which included command line options, but none worked. Finally, I reverted back to Synaptic Package Manager (SPM) and it was the easiest and also worked like a breeze. Here are the steps:
(Note: If you don't have SPM, you can esily install it from Ubuntu Software Center.)

1. Open SPM and type 'dropbox' in the search box and mark the first option for installation.

2. When prompted with the screen shown below, click Next
3. Then click ‘Start Dropbox’
 4. Choose your option as shown below and begin downloading and installing Dropbox.
And thats it! Have fun.