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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Yes Companies want money.
by theTSF on Thu 26th Apr 2012 16:55 UTC
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Other organizations who are not For Profit, want something else, that makes it much difficult.

Google free for 5 gigs, Then cost more seems like a balanced approach. 5 gigs is enough for average Joe to transfer stuff, and back up things.

Why not do it yourself. Because most people do not want or don't know how to maintain a good data infrastructure.
Google Drive, the data is on redundant disks, with some sort of backup, with systems with UPS and massive surge protection. The do it yourself is a box under your desk plugged right into your wall, that is on the same breaker as your hair dryer. One one large Disk.
With your home internet company where you better not power off or your IP Address will change, and hoping that you are using a secure method of sharing the files... Oh by the way if you are on someone else PC I hope you have a way of connecting to that data too. They may not have SSH installed.

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