Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Apr 2012 17:39 UTC
Google Well, this has been a very, very long time in the making. Google has finally unveiled its big Dropbox competitor: Google Drive. You start with 5GB for free, and you can go all the way to 1TB for $50 per month. This is a big deal for many (if you were to use rumouring as a gauge), but all I can think of is this: why on earth would you entrust your files to a company - any company - whose sole interest is extracting money from you, and who, to boot, is subject to crazy American laws?
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RE: ownCloud
by flypig on Tue 24th Apr 2012 18:44 UTC in reply to "ownCloud"
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I'd also like to recommend ownCloud. I can't claim to be particularly experienced with Apache, but after only five minutes ownCloud was up and running on it and so far has worked beautifully.

There are some downsides though. The 'A' in ADSL means even a fast connection is likely to have slow upload speeds (which translate to slow download speeds when using ownCloud).

Another problem with local Internet storage is that it may not be a great idea for backups (better to store these remotely). A backup tool that locally encrypts before uploading to Google Drive would be good. Does anyone know the right tools for this?

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