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Dropbox Storage limit: 2 GB (up to 8 GB by inviting friends) File size limit: No Limit on number of files: No Bandwidth limit: Yes, but they don't specify what it is exactly. Can link directly to files: Yes (files must be in the public folder) Versioning of files: 30 days Clients: Web interface, Mac, Windows, Linux (Requires Gnome/Nautilus), iPhone, iPad, ...


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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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SkyDrive Storage limit: 25 GB File size limit: 50 MB Limit on number of files: ? Bandwidth limit: ? Can link directly to files: Yes (permissions-based) Versioning of files: ? Clients: Web browser. Pricing: Free SkyDrive works well for me. The file size limit is perfect for documents and photos. Plus, using 7-Zip I can compress my backups, and split the ...


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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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I have some friends who use Amazon S3 and speak very highly of it


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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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Google Drive Storage limit: 10 GB (up to 1TB upgrade available) File size limit: 10 GB Limit on number of files: ? Bandwidth limit: Yes, but unspecified what it is exactly. Can link directly to files: Yes (if made public, anyone with link can download) Versioning of files: Yes, for Docs Clients: Web browser, Windows (XP+), Mac (Snow Leopard+), Android ...


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


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Backblaze keeps an always up-to-date copy of your data in their cloud. Once you get through the initial backup (can take a week), your data is always backed up with negligible network and CPU usage for only $5 per machine per month. It's also excellent software that feels like a first-class citizen on the Mac (not sure about PC). So, if you lose your house ...


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Syncplicity Storage limit: 2 GB (50 GB upgrade available) File size limit: ? Limit on number of files: ? Bandwidth limit: ? Can link directly to files: ? Versioning of files: ? Clients: Web browser and desktop.


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


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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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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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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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Microsoft Live Mesh Storage limit: 5 GB File size limit: None Limit on number of files: No Bandwidth limit: No Can link directly to files: No Versioning of files: No Clients: PC, Mac, and web browser. Other Features: Allows you to sync to a folder on your desktop (similar to Dropbox) Individual sharing options for each folder News feed that shows you ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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