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I don't think there is anything that is completely free, but Amazon EC2 can be very cheap if you are not using very much bandwidth and you only need it for limited time. It would depend on what you need to use it for. Do you want something that you want up and running 24 hours a day or something that you can use to test drive? EC2 will charge $0.09/hour for ...


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This blog has a pretty good outline of Saas vs PaaS vs IaaS and compares what Google, Amazon, Azure and other "cloud" providers offer. Here's generally how they breakdown: For more information check out this blog post about how Cloud computing compares vs traditional dedicated servers or VPS/VMs. or this post specific for Azure terms and definitions.


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You get 750 free hours of Linux micro instance time per month for one year after signing up for your AWS account. It's up to you how you use it: you can run one instance for the whole year, or you can run multiple instances for shorter periods. It's completely OK to stop and start instances. See http://aws.amazon.com/free/ for details.


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As I see it, SaaS is a subset of Cloud. SaaS specifically relates to Software that makes use of the Cloud. There are other Cloud technologies like IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service, e.g. Force.com, Google App Engine), storage (e.g. Amazon S3) and so on... As for ASP, I think that's pretty much synonymous with SaaS...


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The easiest method was to use Gladinet to mount my Amazon Cloud Drive in Windows, which allowed me to Ctrl-A and drag-and-drop from File Explorer. The starter edition (free) of Gladinet limits you to "1000 items per task" (I think that means copying 1000 items at a time).


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You can install Amazon Cloud Player for PC and download your songs from it.


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John C's answer is not correct, though I had to sign up to find out the differences. The documentation about pricing is really a nightmare, and the calculator is also not of much help. The Free model is different from Shared, this is a screenshot of the control panel: The differences are: With the free model, you do not get any IP address to point your ...


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The websites only appear to be free for 12 months and if you already have an Azure subscription of some kind (or for the length of the 90-day trial if you use one of those). If you do have that, then the limitations are listed on this page. During the Windows Azure Web Sites preview under the shared instances model, you will receive the following per ...


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Could it be possible to store the YouTube 'non-public' video link in dropbox? This will make sure you do not fill the dropbox.


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I would watch StackVM. They should have this functionality up shortly. Read about what they are doing here.


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The last company I worked for used redmine hosted at https://www.hostedredmine.com/. Looking into it now, it appears it's actually a third-party service. Redmine's wiki lists a couple other alternatives: BitNami Cloud Hosting makes it easy to host your own Redmine installation in the Cloud. It provides automatic backup and monitoring and allows you to ...


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Chrome OS is coming along quite nicely, Hexxeh has some builds available. I've used them on an old Acer Aspire One netbook and its reasonably usable, providing you have a network connection and everything you use is in 'the cloud'


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To clarify for you a "cloud" is pool of resources (servers, storage etc) that are presented to the end users as a single system. This frees the end users from having to know about individual resources. for example, you just go to "gmail.com", you don't have to know which of the 1000's of google servers you are actually connecting to. you don't have to worry ...


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Tagging - this isn't a standard function in Google Docs, I think the closest you can come is setting up folders. searching through the documents is pretty easy (as you'd expect from Google!) Clipping - Can't be done natively, I think I read about an app someone had produced that would do this, but I never tried it. Email - I think this used to happen, but ...


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If you haven't installed anything then it's likely that the image was uploaded to the server and processed there. The Download Result button is also a good indication that the processing is done on the server.


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Google should help you here Open Google, type in all the names in this fashion twttrusr1 or twttrusr2 or hckrboy42 then select option latest from left hand navigation under the more option You will have a live stream of all your twitter feeds p.s: do not try to bypass your company's proxy/firewall , it will just jeopardize the security measures taken by ...


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It will be free until you get to your first year anniversary. You can actually turn on 750 micro instances for one hour, and it will be free as well. After the first hour you will be charge of course.


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You can try Eye OS. And its free as well! Doesn't let you run Windows, Linux or any of the other operating systems though.


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This is what it says on the homepage (for 90 days free trial) Quickly build, deploy & manage applications. Use any operating system, language or tool. No obligation, totally free. Use any language or tool so I think you can use any languages and tools (SQL server 2008, .NET etc.) without paying any charges (at least during the trial period). ...


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Any of these services can do it: ctrlq.org/save (Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive, Box) UploadtoDropbox.com (up to 64mb files for free) URL Droplet (up 30mb files for free) sideCLOUDload (up to 25mb files for free) (Dropbox, Email) As well as the Cloud Save Google Chrome Extension Al E. mentioned in the comments.


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Making a private password protected blog on posterous.com (no, I'm not being paid by them nor am I trolling!) is a great way to share videos in an attractive and practical way. Students can also comment on the videos and develop conversations etc around the videos which is a but nicer and more aesthetically pleasing than just using a Dropbox link. Also, ...


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While this is a bit of a dated question, Amazon now has a Cloud Drive App that allows you to select your entire music folder from the Cloud Drive (NOT the Cloud Player) view. You access it similarly to the Cloud PLayer - from the drop down menu at the upper right of the amazon.com page. I haven't seen this functionality advertised anywhere, but it works ...


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Unfortunately, it looks like you're stuck with the Amazon MP3 Downloader. Currently it only supports the downloading of 500 songs at a time and there is no direct Amazon API, so your best bet is probably to create a script. Hope your script works out!


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You did not say whether you want human or machine transcription. For machine transcription, there is Nexiwave. I haven't tried them, but they seem to be somewhat further ahead than other solutions. And they have an API.


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www.onehourtranslation.com/transcription/ is offering transcripts now.


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In my mind, the two terms are essentially synonymous, especially for the general user. If you want to look for differences, "SaaS" probably connotes more of an "application" (e.g. a hosted web app such as Salesforce.com, Gmail, Basecamp, etc.); while "Cloud Based Service" is more generic, implying all of the above, as well as services like Dropbox, online ...


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One service that I noticed that no one had mentioned on the other page was Jungle Disk. It's currently owned by Rackspace but I believe that it can use both Rackspace Cloud's Cloud Files as a back end or Amazon's S3 service. Now I should state here that I've not used it, but having looked at the website, the Workgroup edition might be what you're looking ...


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Yes such a web application already exists on the web. They are commonly referred to as Web Desktops. Check out http://eyeos.org/. If you wish to develop such an application yourself, I may help you as I am working on a lil bit advanced version of eyeOS. (just out of curiosity).


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I don't know anything that does exactly what you want, but I recently came across AirDropper, which let's you request files by email, and the users don't have to sign up for anything. They just upload the file and it will be dropped in your Dropbox.



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