Saturday, 19 March 2016

TOP 3... Cloud storage friendly to Linux



Brief introduction...

       Free cloud storage is easily available these days, but not every provider has a friendly support for Linux, as is the case of Google Drive. - However, we Linux users are important too!
       If  Linux is your operating system of choice, you need a provider compatible with your favourite OS. For that reason, we selected between several providers, three cloud storage services that give the best integration and support for Linux.



our First Choice



Meo Cloud

owned by - Meo
Portugal - based

https://meocloud.pt/


  • Free storage
    • 16 Gb
  • Can I earn extra free storage?
    • Yes - 512 Mb for every friend invited
  • Supported Systems
    • Linux
      • .deb based systems
      • .rpm based sytems
    • OSX
    • iOS
    • Windows 
    • Windows Phone
    • Android
    • Firefox Extension
  • Security
    • Encrypted client-side using the AES algorithm
  • Paid plans
    • + 16 GB / 3.5 €
    • + 64 GB / 5 €
    • + 128 Gb / 8 €
    • + 256 Gb / 13 €
    • + 512 Gb / 22 €

Conclusion

       Meo Cloud is highly intuitive file-syncing and on-line backup service, with a simple installation and also, with the best control we have seen until now. Of three options presented, is the less known. The service includes 16Gb of free storage, and despite being in beta, has a simple and a very easy to manage user interface.

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our Second Choice


Mega

owned by - Mega Limited
New Zealand - based

  • Free storage
    • 50 Gb
  • Supported Systems
    • Linux
    • OSX
    • iOS
    • Windows > 8 
    • Windows Phone > 8
    • Android
    • BlackBerry
    • Firefox Extension
    • Chrome/Chromium Extension
  • Security
    • Encrypted client-side using the AES algorithm
  • Paid plans
    • 200 GB / 4.99 €
    • 500 GB / 9.99 €
    • 2 TB / 19.99 €
    • 4 TB / 29.99 €

Conclusion

       On Mega, you can store any kind of file, by either uploading to the website or adding it with the Linux desktop app. The same app live in your file system, so that you can easily move files from your computer to the cloud and vice versa, by dragging and dropping them into your Mega folder. The service includes 50 Gb of free storage, which is by far, is the service that offers the most free space storage.

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our Third Choice


SpiderOakONE

owned by - SpiderOak TM
United States - based

https://spideroak.com/






  • Free storage
    • 2 Gb
  • Can I earn extra free storage?
    • Yes - 512 Mb for every friend invited
  • Supported Systems
    • Linux
    • OSX
    • iOS
    • Windows > 8 
    • Windows Phone > 8
    • Android 
  • Security
    • Encrypted cloud storage and client-side encryption key creation
  • Paid plans
    • 30 GB / $7
    • 1 TB / $12
    • 5 TB / $25

    Conclusion

           For overall storage space, SpiderOak don't offers a great amount of free space storage ( only 2 Gb ), but allows users to easily and securely synchronize files across multiple computers, and any number of devices automatically and continuously on multiple platforms ( Linux, Mac and Windows ).  Edward Snowden former NSA contractor, recommended SpiderOak over others providers, citing its better protection against government surveillance.
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