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Old 25th April 2012, 01:45 AM
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Google Drive is go!

But no Linux support!
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Google Drive preview: an in-depth look at features and functionality
http://www.engadget.com/2012/04/24/g...rive-hands-on/

https://drive.google.com/start#home
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Old 25th April 2012, 02:48 AM
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Re: Google Drive is go!

I am sure Google will add Linux support pretty soon. This will be quite useful to those who use Google Docs extensively. Also, an improvement from 1 GB on docs (or has that already been increased ?)
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Old 25th April 2012, 02:50 AM
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Re: Google Drive is go!

I also notice mail storage has been bumped up to 10Gb!!!
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Old 26th April 2012, 01:56 AM
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Re: Google Drive is go!

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Google Drive is coming to Linux, tells users to 'hang tight'
http://www.engadget.com/2012/04/25/g...to-hang-tight/
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Old 26th April 2012, 03:55 AM
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Re: Google Drive is go!

well, I guess if you want to put your data out there for everybody to have access to it, then Google drives is for you. Me personally, I don't want others to have access to my data.
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Old 26th April 2012, 03:05 PM
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Re: Google Drive is go!

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well, I guess if you want to put your data out there for everybody to have access to it, then Google drives is for you. Me personally, I don't want others to have access to my data.
I don't know the details of Google Drive, but I'd be surprised (and appalled) if users can't choose what files to store on it. I wouldn't trust it with anything private, but as a means of intentionally sharing a large file with someone else, it could be very useful (assuming that deliberate sharing is allowed, like in Google Docs).
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Old 26th April 2012, 03:12 PM
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Re: Google Drive is go!

I use Dropbox regularly and find it quite convenient for a lot of purposes. Same with Google Docs when I used it. It was really convenient when there were collaborations. I do not think anyone would want to Dropbox or Google drive for backing up their tax returns (for example) though!
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Old 26th April 2012, 03:40 PM
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I use Dropbox regularly and find it quite convenient for a lot of purposes. Same with Google Docs when I used it. It was really convenient when there were collaborations. I do not think anyone would want to Dropbox or Google drive for backing up their tax returns (for example) though!
Well I may be cynical but I am sure someone would...not thinking about it...or maybe not realizing...unfortunately ...maybe none of us...but I could see it happening

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Old 26th April 2012, 03:49 PM
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Well I may be cynical but I am sure someone would...not thinking about it...or maybe not realizing...unfortunately ...maybe none of us...but I could see it happening
Well, it's only slightly less secure than keeping them on an unencrypted laptop or removable device...
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Old 26th April 2012, 03:51 PM
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Well, it's only slightly less secure than keeping them on an unencrypted laptop or removable device...
Very true

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Old 26th April 2012, 07:00 PM
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Re: Google Drive is go!

Other than the fact I don't like others storing my data, this is why I don't use cloud services, I have found when trying out cloud services in the past that transfer rates are slower uploading and downloading than just buying an external hard drive and using USB 2.0.
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Old 27th April 2012, 04:22 AM
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Other than the fact I don't like others storing my data, this is why I don't use cloud services, I have found when trying out cloud services in the past that transfer rates are slower uploading and downloading than just buying an external hard drive and using USB 2.0.
I agree.

Tested a few cloud services for possible collaboration project, and found the same, slow upload and download speed. And not sure why anyone would store personal data in the cloud. Not when it is so easy to back up data to an external drive or home computer (server).
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Old 27th April 2012, 04:44 AM
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Well, it's only slightly less secure than keeping them on an unencrypted laptop or removable device...
I would be interested to know how many people actually use encrypted external storage devices actually. I would actually be surprised if 'general' users knew about encrypting HDDs ....
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Old 27th April 2012, 05:21 AM
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I would be interested to know how many people actually use encrypted external storage devices actually. I would actually be surprised if 'general' users knew about encrypting HDDs ....
I don't think nearly as many people know about, although they should

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Locks only keep honest people honest. If someone wants your data bad enough, they will get it.
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