Mega is a secure cloud storage provider that offers at least 5GB of free encrypted storage. It also has apps for mobile and desktop and extensions for Firefox and Chromium. It is a great option to sync your important files between your devices, upload your photos from you phone or share files with your friends.
Installing Mega on Kubuntu 20.04 requires a couple of things. The first is an account with Mega. You can register with their service here. After registration you will want to go here to download the sync client. For Kubuntu 20.04 choose Ubuntu 20.04 and then click on the Linux button to download the file.
After downloading select the file causing it to open up in Discover. Once open there will be an install button on the top right that you can select and then enter your admin password to install the file.
After installation you can open Mega Sync in the Applications Menu by going to Applications/Internet. After it opens it will ask you for your user name and password and which folder you want to sync (although it has already created one called Mega).
- Auckland 14 July 2020 – MEGA has appointed David McLaughlin as Compliance Manager responsible for ensuring that the cloud storage and back-up service continues to operate with the highest levels of compliance with regulatory requirements.
- MEGA has appointed Michael Friedberg as Chief Growth Officer, responsible for accelerating revenue growth and increasing market share.
- MEGA is now offering all educational institutions free PRO accounts for all their teachers and students, to assist with remote learning while the Covid-19 pandemic is active.
- After nearly a decade of building the world's most secure major cloud collaboration platform, we are pleased to announce the MEGA User Referral Program. Anyone who participates will be able to earn a 20% commission
- This is the fifth transparency report published by Mega since it commenced operations in January 2013. In accordance with its Privacy & Data Policy, Mega periodically publishes statistics on takedown requests, subscriber information disclosure and related issues.
- As a gift to all MEGA users – we are doubling storage quotas for all paid plans, effective immediately! This applies to new and existing PRO users and is permanent!
- We have extensively re-engineered the Camera Uploads functionality in both our Android and iOS apps, adding new photo/video backup features and additional upload options.
- MEGA has successfully appealed against a Brazilian Court Order that had resulted in several ISPs blocking access to the MEGA website.
- On the 31st July 2019, an expired key was used to sign our Debian based packages. We have now updated our packages with a new signature.
- MEGA’s end-to-end user-encrypted chat has been updated to include group audio and video calling.