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serendipity
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File Hosting Service

Post by serendipity » 27 Feb 2012 17:12

I use Dropbox.
Anybody use XY (or specific folders such as Thumbs, Catalogs, Script etc) from within any of the file hosting services? Just curious.

nas8e9
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Re: File Hosting Service

Post by nas8e9 » 27 Feb 2012 18:31

serendipity wrote:I use Dropbox.
Anybody use XY (or specific folders such as Thumbs, Catalogs, Script etc) from within any of the file hosting services? Just curious.
I'm not familiar with DropBox: how does it integrate into the shell (shell namespace, etc.)? Also, do you run a 64-bit Windows version?

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Re: File Hosting Service

Post by serendipity » 27 Feb 2012 19:25

nas8e9 wrote:
serendipity wrote:I use Dropbox.
Anybody use XY (or specific folders such as Thumbs, Catalogs, Script etc) from within any of the file hosting services? Just curious.
I'm not familiar with DropBox: how does it integrate into the shell (shell namespace, etc.)? Also, do you run a 64-bit Windows version?
Once you create a dropbox account and install it on your computer, you can drop files into your dropbox folder and it will be synced to your online account and any other computer that has your account linked to. It works on both 32 and 64 bit and is cross-platform. There is also a portable version which you can install on USB and have multiple accounts (requiring multiple emails) synced.
BTW, each account allows 2gb space.
Update: Should have mentioned earlier that portable dropbox is provided by another team: http://nionsoftware.com/dbpahk/

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Re: File Hosting Service

Post by tux. » 01 Mar 2012 02:12

Dropbox runs quite well (even on a server without a GUI), but I would rather call it a backup platform than real "file hosting" due to its nature: By default, only one folder is publicly available. The great thing is its platform independency (even we Android users have our things sync'ed), and they grant a lot of free space. By performing some tasks you can have over 25 GB for free which is more than its direct competitors provide. (I have 5.6 GB, wherever the .6 comes from; a blog author I have recently read has 27 now.)

For random image hosting I prefer the (great) min.us, other files I want to share are usually stored on some of my FTP servers for a while. :)

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