Windows Live SkyDrive

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#1 Louisda16th  Icon User is offline

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Windows Live SkyDrive

Posted 13 March 2008 - 08:45 AM

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* 5 GB of free online storage, available from any computer with Internet access.
* Create personal, shared, and public folders -- you decide who has access to each folder.
* Windows Live SkyDrive works well on any Windows or Macintosh computer with Firefox 1.5 or higher, or Internet Explorer 6 or higher.

I'm not sure but this might be a beta version. Check it out here: http://skydrive.live.com/

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#2 Jayman  Icon User is offline

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Re: Windows Live SkyDrive

Posted 13 March 2008 - 09:23 AM

It is not a Beta. Already created my account last week. Works great and the 5GB of storage isn't to shabby.
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Posted 13 March 2008 - 09:25 AM

When was it released? I read about it in an Electronics magazine I subscribe to.
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Re: Windows Live SkyDrive

Posted 13 March 2008 - 09:28 AM

This is an interesting turn of events actually. Bill Gates recently talked about how Google has no grasp on what business wants, yet Microsoft keeps trying to rip off some of Google's ideas (similar to Google base perhaps?)

This is not entirely a new idea, but it is cool that there is another choice out there. Thanks for pointing it out. :)
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Re: Windows Live SkyDrive

Posted 13 March 2008 - 09:33 AM

They wanna take hostage your data!
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Re: Windows Live SkyDrive

Posted 13 March 2008 - 09:35 AM

I didn't think of it that way :crazy:!
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Re: Windows Live SkyDrive

Posted 13 March 2008 - 03:21 PM

Checked it out, seems to be better than the usual Microsoft cruft.

Haven't tried to upload anything yet though. Does it require IE or Silverlight or something?
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Re: Windows Live SkyDrive

Posted 13 March 2008 - 03:32 PM

View PostTom9729, on 13 Mar, 2008 - 03:21 PM, said:

Does it require IE or Silverlight or something?


Neither, I use Firefox with it and don't have Silverlight installed :)
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Re: Windows Live SkyDrive

Posted 13 March 2008 - 08:02 PM

View PostPsychoCoder, on 13 Mar, 2008 - 03:32 PM, said:

View PostTom9729, on 13 Mar, 2008 - 03:21 PM, said:

Does it require IE or Silverlight or something?


Neither, I use Firefox with it and don't have Silverlight installed :)

Good, that means someone at Microsoft still has some common sense. :^:
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Re: Windows Live SkyDrive

Posted 14 March 2008 - 03:34 AM

View PostPsychoCoder, on 13 Mar, 2008 - 11:32 PM, said:

... don't have Silverlight installed :)

How dare you?
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Re: Windows Live SkyDrive

Posted 18 March 2008 - 09:26 AM

View Post1lacca, on 13 Mar, 2008 - 12:33 PM, said:

They wanna take hostage your data!


That would be the only thing that would worry me about using something like this. Who knows, who is looking at your stuff, or for that matter, some lunatic employee with access to it ALL :blink:


esp if you have personal things, or some kinda of sensitive information on it.

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Re: Windows Live SkyDrive

Posted 19 March 2008 - 03:32 PM

The easy solution is to package your data into an archive, encrypt it (Linux users, see 'ccrypt'), and then rename it to something like "family_movie.avi".
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