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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There's no particular reason why anyone should have more trust in someone else's server just because it's running open source. The relevant characteristic is that it is someone else's server. Access to the code is totally irrelevant for 99% of the human race.

In addition, anything that relies on setting up and configuring your own software on a remote machine stands no chance of becoming widely accepted. It's just too difficult. If it was easy, we'd see a zillion people running their blogs on places like Linode instead of using Blogger and Tumblr. Unless it is at least as easy as Dropbox, it is a nonstarter.

And, sorry, but I am nowhere near paranoid enough to want to endure the hassle of carrying around a USB stick.

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If an hardware manufactor uses the software, he will inspect the source and do the basic setup.

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