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Dropbox: Painless and Free Backup

Aug 30, 2010, 18:04 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ken Hess)

"At home, you use Linux. At work, you use Windows. How do you share files between them? If you said, "USB drives" or "CDs" or "DVDs" there is a better way: Dropbox. Dropbox provides you with the ability to sync files between computers via a daemon. Additionally, they're available on the web for those times when you don't have physical proximity to one of your computers but you still need access to your files.

"Dropbox also provides you with a reliable backup solution. In its simplest implementation, you have your local copy and an online copy of every file in your Dropbox folder. In more complex scenarios, you can keep files synchronized between several computers and an online copy."

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