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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Comment by zhuravlik
by zhuravlik on Wed 25th Apr 2012 11:47 UTC
zhuravlik
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2009-08-24

1) There's also Yandex.Disk which offers the WebDAV compliant server and up to 10 Gb for free. Yes, it is a huge benefit to mount your remote storage as a filesystem by standard tools of your operating system.

2) Yes, it would be nice to have a cheap personal NAS. Even today we are able to turn our routers which support USB attached storage to such servers. And using WebDAV or FTP or any sort of revision control or other open and standartized protocols, it would be easily accessible from any reasonable device.

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RE: Comment by zhuravlik
by dominik.holler on Wed 25th Apr 2012 18:03 in reply to "Comment by zhuravlik"
dominik.holler Member since:
2007-05-24

Plain WebDAV does not provide the possibility to sync. Thats the reason the WebDAV sync tool csync was extended to sync to owncloud.

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RE[2]: Comment by zhuravlik
by zhuravlik on Wed 25th Apr 2012 19:41 in reply to "RE: Comment by zhuravlik"
zhuravlik Member since:
2009-08-24

Of course, there is special software and there are custom protocol extensions to sync efficiently. Although, at least WebDrive allows you to sync over plain WebDAV.

The choice of WebDAV protocol is good only due to the fact that every respectful OS has it's own built-in tool to deal with WebDAV.

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