Skydrive 25GB of free online storage!

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  1. dwl017 macrumors 6502a

    dwl017

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    You guys really pay for Mobile Me?

    I use Gmail for free! with built in video chat for email and Fox Marks to sync my book marks on Firefox and Sky Drive! all for free! life is sweet! :D

    http://skydriveteam.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!977F793E846B3C96!12722.entry


    We’re live! You can sign up here:

    Here are a few things you’ll find on your shiny new SkyDrive:

    * 25 GB of free online storage
    * Available in 6 more regions and 13 more languages
    * Download entire folders as Zip files (limited release)
    * Gorgeous online slide show for your photos
    * And much, much more!

    Check it out and let us know what you think.

    -The SkyDrive Team
     
  2. BroadcastDoc macrumors 6502

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    Yes I really do!

    And it works much better than trying to make several different web apps work together. And if the comments on that blog post tell me anything, it's that the MobileMe experience is much better...
     
  3. fedjagr macrumors newbie

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    there is no such thing as 'free' on the internet. SOMEBODY pays.
    In case of MobMe it is me who pays. In case of Gmail and Yahoo and Hotmail, you pay by being bombarded with advertisements (just think what that does to your mind and spirit). In addition, with Yahoo and Google it is very clear who pays op top of that: human rights activists in China.
    It is a bloody shame everybody is so happy about 'free email' and happily support a company that has such dodgy policies in China and is so unclear about storage of our personal details (like Gmail).

    Does MobMe suck? Yes. But at least it's fair.
     
  4. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    Have you actually used Gmail...?
     
  5. fedjagr macrumors newbie

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    yes I have checked it out. I didn't like the threading.
    But that's not the point. I won't use it.

    We ('the free west') are happily supporting google/gmail who works WITH the Chinese Gov to filter out search results about 'freedom of speech' etc. Yahoo gave the details of a human rights activist to that same Gov.

    HOW can you say: 'Gmail is great!' if you know people on the other side of the world are being killed for their opinion? Is this FREEdom? Are we in the west so corrupt that we care more about FREE email than about the policy of the company?

    Don't you care Gmail has NO policy about how long they store your emails? Perhaps in 50 years time they will be used against you in court when the US will be run by a fascist government. Have you even considered that? It's only 20 years ago East-Germany was a fascist state that spied on it's own civilians. (Don't get me started on G.W. Bush and his phone taps).

    Please help me understand...

    (PS: I am aware this forum is probably not the best place to discuss these matters, and I apologize. I just couldn't take it any more to read yet another 'Gmail=great' post)
     
  6. jc1350 macrumors 6502a

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    I used Gmail (with a personal domain) and never see any advertisements. I use mail.app. Also, I don't see the "threaded" view of messages that Google forces in the web gui because of mail.app (no, I don't like the threaded view - it would be nice if it had an option that could be disabled and have the gui present a standard chronological view of messages).

    But, I also subscribe to mobileme for the other services. I like that it's all-in-one. Most of the other types of free services can't compare with space offered, presentation, etc. For example, while Google's Picasa Web Albums, Flickr, etc are free, I much prefer MM's Gallery gui. Dropbox (a good network disk storage) is free for only 2 GB.

    There seem to be some limits to skydrive's 25GB limit (such as a 50MB per file max. for uploads). That may not affect most files, but someone wants to push an archive (.dmg for example), it may not work. And, sine it's from MS, how "Mac-compatible" is it? I haven't found a way to create a secure webdav connection like I can with idisk. Sometimes it seems MS goes out of it's way to make things not work with Mac (I'm thinking of how Entourage 2008 is sooo lacking in features that Outlook has had for 8 years when used with Exchange).

    And, should they ever turn it on, the idisk feature for "mailing large files" is going to be pretty cool with the options available for it (x-number of downloads before the link expires, password proction option, etc). The public folder in idisk is not at all the same.

    Bottom line, I prefer MM's all-in-one Mac-friendly design over dealing with vendors for each piece that all have different user names and password requirements to remember.
     
  7. liquidtrend macrumors 6502

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    lol!

    x2
     

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