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: What about...
by sorpigal on Tue 24th Apr 2012 18:49 UTC in reply to "What about..."
sorpigal
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A cheap network attachable device with exapndable storage that could replace dropbox...

There is so much ridiculous naivete in replies, but I'm going to single out yours.

A cheap NAS is no where near DropBox and it would be difficult to make it that way even with a layer of easy-to-install-and-configure software on top. If you think that it's comparable you don't understand DropBox and shouldn't be commenting.

If security is a concern, don't use DropBox. Instead use a service that does the encryption client side, e.g. SpiderOak, Wuala, etc.

ownCloud is good, of course, but not everyone can or will self host.

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