Installing Dropbox on Ubuntu 8.10

January 22, 2009

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First go to the Dropbox website and download the .deb package. Make sure you select the (x86) package.

Once the download is complete, double-click on it to start installation. When the installation is over you will need to restart Nautilus; you can do this by logging out and back in or by executing the following command in Terminal (Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal).

killall nautilus

Now you will see the Dropbox icon appear in the taskbar.

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Right-click on the icon and select “Start Dropbox”. This starts the downloading of Dropbox. Sit back and wait until the download is complete.

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