OT: Free Hosting for Big files

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at gmail.com
Sat Apr 24 17:28:31 UTC 2010

On 24 April 2010 20:25, Hal Burgiss <hal at burgiss.net> wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 24, 2010 at 1:19 PM, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> How big a files. www.dropbox.com will give you 2GB free, as will Ubuntu
>>> One. Dropbox works on Linux, Windows, Mac and iPhone. Ubuntu ONe is
>>> Ubuntu only.
>> Works on Linux? What does that mean? What does file hosting have to do
>> with the OS of the person accessing the files? Or do you mean that
>> other file hosting sites require IE or some other Windows-only feature
>> in order to _upload_ files?
> The dropbox "folder" shows on your desktop just like it was a local
> folder, when in essence the contents are on the dropbox server. And
> works just like that, you can drag things to it, etc. This requires
> some system level stuff, which I think runs as a daemon. They have an
> Ubuntu deb to make it all work seamlessly on Linux desktops.

And for those who don't want to install their code? I just signed up,
I do not see an FTP option. Is that a joke? In any case, Dolphin (the
KDE file manager) lets me configure folders on my server as if they
were local via SFTP. Other than the latency, you would never know that
they are not local.

And what about FUSE?

Dotan Cohen


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