How To Install Dropbox 2.10.0 On Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 12.04 And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you already know, Dropbox is a service that allows users to store their data on the internet, in order to use it later. And it comes with a client, for syncronising the folders from the remote server with ones from the local computer.

The latest version available is Dropbox 2.10.0, which is still unstable. Among others, it it comes with a scrollable  tray pop-up, an option to disable the “Move to Dropbox” context menu, improved sync performance, an “Your Dropbox is full” screen” and translations.

how to install Dropbox 2.10.0 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Pinguy OS 12.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Linux Lite 2.0, Peppermint Five

In this article I will show you how to install Dropbox 2.10.0 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Pinguy OS 12.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Linux Lite 2.0, Peppermint Five and other Ubuntu derivative systems.

It is not available via any repository or PPA, so we have to download the dropbox client from the official site, extract the archive and run the dropboxd file by hand. Also, it integrates with Unity via the libappindicator1 package.

Follow the instructions for your system’s architecture exactly, in order to get a successful installation of Dropbox 2.9.48.

How to install Dropbox 2.10.0 on 32 bit Ubuntu systems:

$ dropbox stop
$ cd ~
$ wget https://dl-web.dropbox.com/u/17/dropbox-lnx.x86-2.10.0.tar.gz
$ tar -xzvf dropbox-lnx.x86-2.10.0.tar.gz
$ dropbox start
$ rm dropbox-lnx.x86_2.10.0.tar.gz

How to install Dropbox 2.10.0 on 64 bit Ubuntu systems:

$ dropbox stop
$ cd ~
$ wget https://dl-web.dropbox.com/u/17/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-2.10.0.tar.gz
$ tar -xvf dropbox-lnx.x86_64-2.10.0.tar.gz
$ dropbox start
$ rm dropbox-lnx.x86_64-2.10.0.tar.gz

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