What do you mean? Skydrive has a 2GB limit on filesize (just found this out the other day, when trying to store a 3 GB encrypted backup there).
On Dropbox the only limit is your available storage. (I have 10 GB:) )
Skydrive has no differential sync. Change 1 byte in a 2GB file, it uploads the whole thing again. Dropbox breaks down the files in (I think) 4 MB pieces, uploads only what changed.
I'm in no way affiliated with Dropbox, I just think it's more flexible. It's true that Skydrive offers more free storage space though.
I have actually installed it in the meantime to try out. It actually has the Windows 8 style start screen, but no real "Metro apps" installed. The new server manager runs on the desktop, but it has Metro-style controls. Horrible.
from the new-kid-on-the-block dept.
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I think this is the root of the problem here, he chose the wrong filesystem to share between the three OSes.
Sadly there are not too many choices. FAT32 is the only one natively supported by all three, with its well known limitations. He might have been better with NTFS though, using NTFS-3G on Linux and OS X, but that has some performance hit.
There's really no perfect solution for this kind of problem.
Well maybe, but the average user at some point will usually turn it on to get some p2p software working properly, it is easier than setting up the ports manually.
The average home user also doesn't read security blogs or their router's documentation for that matter:)
Not that hard, because the skype client will automatically open ports via upnp if it is possible, and that is the case for most home users. What is harder, find users which are running the skype client almost all the time.
They don't get as much press as they used to, because they don't update the Mac lineup as often as they used to. And regarding the OS... two years after 10.6, what will 10.7 bring new? Fullscreen apps and an iPad-style homescreen or whatnot. Come on.
Of couse, as long as Macs sell well, but iPads and iPhones sell even better, Apple will focus more on the development of iOS and the devices it runs on.