DropBox is an innovative file synchronization service that seamlessly keeps the assigned folder between computers in sync. You can even get to your files from anywehere via a browser interface. You can read my DropBox Review here.
Dropbox was on closed beta so far and they have just launched publicly! You go ahead and sign for a free account (2GB space). There will be premium accounts with more space availabel shortly at the price of 50GB Dropbox for $9.99/monh or $99.99/year.
Dropbox was previously available as a client for Windows & Mac. But, as they had promised earlier, now a DropBox client for Linux has been made available. Also, they have improved their interface to be iPhone-optimized.
Dropbox for Linux
Dropbox for Linux is available right now for Fedora Core 9, Ubuntu 8.04 & Ubuntu 7.10.
Even though only the above Linux flavors are listed, I was able to install the rpm file for Fedora Core 9 in my openSUSE 11.0 (x86) machine fine and get Dropbox running. Dropbox blog also reports that they have had reports of users running it on Gentoo, Arch Linux & Debiam distributions.
Dropbox is currently in a closed beta (I had given out invitations here before.. comment if you’d like one. I have 13 left). But, after installing I noticed the linux client had a way to register for an account without an invite. It’s probably Dropbox team’s way of showing their love for Linux. Nice.
Whatever distribution you may be using, just make sure your OS meets the following requirments
- GTK 2.12 or higher
- GLib 2.14 or higher
- Nautilus 2.16 or higher
- Libnotify 0.4.4 or higher
- W-get 1.10 or higher 9remove the hyphen)
If you are having trouble with it, try the Dropbox forums. Or try emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations Dropbox team for creating this awesome service. I love you guys!