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Google Drive is here

Google Drive will provide access and sharing capabilities to your files everywhere on any device. Besides the PC and Mac desktop it works on Android and iPhone and iPad access coming soon. You get 5 GB free. You can upgrade for US$4 per month for 20 GB of storage and you can go up to 16 TB. Are you ready to give up your iCloud or Dropbox for Google Drive?

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JeffAtHuemor's picture
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Already trying this out, have been using Drop Box for a long time but 5 gigs for free, and only 4 bucks a month to quadruple that number isn't the worst thing in the world.

asmithkv's picture
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Cloud storage is a model of networked enterprise storage where data is stored not only in the user's computer, but in virtualized pools of storage which are generally hosted by third parties, too. Hosting companies operate large data centers, and people who require their data to be hosted buy or lease storage capacity from them
online storage

Iñaki's picture
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Nice colored cubes, but no thanks Google. I am on Google abstention diet.

wgzn's picture
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IDK, im just not down with this whole, cloud, shared, thing. if i can get to it that means someone else can as well. i dont have much that id care about being seen, but the whole model just kind of unnerves me...

i keep asking myself - just because we can, does it mean we should?

wgzn's picture
2124 pencils

why does gmail keep wanting me to provide my phone number? you dont need my phone number.

Ivan's picture

It's for security. If you ever lose the password or if your account gets compromised you can retrive or restore a password through your mobile.

YoungZM's picture
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@WGZN, anyone who wanted to could get to your files right now, all they'd need is an IP number and a Red Bull. Nothing is really absolutely safe in the world when it's digitized unless it's offline data not connected to a network [say if you wanted to USB things back and forth to your main computer, but that would probably connect it to a network). That said, I honestly think that if someone cares so much about either myself or my data to break into my computer and steal it, kudos- they deserve it.

As far as this goes for Google- eh, cool but whatever, nothing ground breaking. Google's utilities usually aren't "the clear choice" to everyone because they no longer focus on any one thing. They develop anything and everything so people I think have come to distrust them and get jaded that anything they produce may not be the finest (other than a search engine).

wgzn's picture
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"@WGZN, anyone who wanted to could get to your files right now, all they'd need is an IP number and a Red Bull. "

not if i dont have to have access to everything i own wherever i am, every minute of my life. it's called un-plugging.

one thing that this is doing for us (kinda like what mobile phones did) is just allow us to be stupid and lazy. how many phone numbers of your friends and family do you actually know? forget that file? fuck it! its on the cloud.

im watching all this technology destroying attention spans and work ethics. im not saying im not going to get in the game. im just saying i dont know how good it all is for us in the long run as human beings...

and google is rapidly becoming the microsoft of the web. their UI design is straight up fucking deplorable. : (

YoungZM's picture
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As I mentioned above WGZN, but if you mean just unplugging the same computer you use for web, then that's not at all effective. Many viruses cache data for hidden upload the second an internet connection is detected- Mac, Linux or Windows.

Art D. Rector's picture
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That plus you guys HAVE to know where this is leading. It's 5Gigs free and 20G for an extra $4 until you have everything tied up in the cloud and can't live without it. Then the inevitable $30 a month service charge comes into play.

I can see why some people would find it convenient, but me? Nope. Not even going there. I don't take my cell phone to ball games either. Call me crazy.

Alex's picture
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I'm a little (read: very) cautious about giving google access to all of my files.

(As an aside: I thought long and hard before using gmail - I decided that was a good compromise at the time, though I am looking at moving away from it now.)

It's also worth mentioning that Microsoft has just updated its SkyDrive system - worth considering if you are looking for online storage: https://skydrive.live.com/ (I've not used it - or Drive - so can't comment on how well it works)

Art D. Rector's picture
3166 pencils

"Skydrive"... "Skynet"... coincidence? You decide.

serverjohn's picture
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"@WGZN, anyone who wanted to could get to your files right now, all they'd need is an IP number and a Red Bull. "

not if i dont have to have access to everything i own wherever i am, every minute of my life. it's called un-plugging.

one thing that this is doing for us (kinda like what mobile phones did) is just allow us to be stupid and lazy. how many phone numbers of your friends and family do you actually know? forget that file? fuck it! its on the cloud.

im watching all this technology destroying attention spans and work ethics. im not saying im not going to get in the game. im just saying i dont know how good it all is for us in the long run as human beings...

and google is rapidly becoming the microsoft of the web. their UI design is straight up fucking deplorable. : (

Amen

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