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I'm a long-time Dropbox user, and I'd like to experiment with Sky Drive. I have two Windows 8 computers and one Ubuntu computer that I use on a regular basis. If I can't use Sky Drive on all of them, that is a deal-breaker for me.

As far as I can tell, there is no official Sky Drive app for linux (just Windows and OS X). Is there any unofficial method for using Sky Drive on linux?

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I'm not sure the windows-8 tag is applicable here. –  KronoS Oct 28 '12 at 17:45
    
@KronoS: Fair enough, I've removed it. –  Matthew Oct 28 '12 at 18:54

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You need to have Silverlight to see the SkyDrive UI, but that is for Windows only.

You can access the SkyDrive web interface by installing a Silverlight alternative called Moonlight. Moonlight is an open-source project which implements most of the features of Silverlight.

Download Moonlight from here and install as per the instructions on the same page. It is a Firefox plugin but may work on Chromium also (not tested though).

After installing Moonlight, you need to install User Agent Switcher extension in Firefox from here. Then click Firefox menu → Tools → Default User Agent → Internet Explorer → Internet Explorer 7. Now refresh the page to see the SkyDrive UI in your Ubuntu browser!

Note: Currently, there is no SkyDrive application/client for Linux.

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Not true anymore. Moonlight is now a dead technology (zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/…) and is no longer a viable option to run Silverlight apps. –  rmiesen Sep 1 '13 at 20:39

As of September 1st, 2013, you can access SkyDrive directly from a modern web browser. I can confirm that I can access, download, upload, and delete files to / from my SkyDrive via Chrome version 29 running on the Debian Jessie distribution of GNU/Linux.

For more of an application-driven approach to accessing SkyDrive, there's the libzapojit library that might be either usable now in gnome-documents or soon-to-be-usable in gnome-documents (see https://mail.gnome.org/archives/desktop-devel-list/2012-May/msg00303.html and draw your own conclusions). If you're not against using Chrome on GNU/Linux, there's also a Chrome App, though I haven't tested it on my own machine.

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