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    I normally use dropbox as my cloud account, but i cant use it here on Opensuse. Is there any solution to this? Either a way to install dropbox or some other kind of cloud implementation that works on Opensuse and android.

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    There are a couple of links on how to install Dropbox in openSUSE
    http://forums.opensuse.org/english/i...box-gnome.html

    I know there are a pair of updated ones but I can't find them just now but I did use the process to install Dropbox on my Gnome 12.1 installation without too much difficulty.
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    Found them!

    http://forums.opensuse.org/content/3...opbox-kde.html
    http://forums.opensuse.org/content/3...box-gnome.html

    Unfortunately I cannot tell you how well it works in 12.2 because my upgrade from 12.1 borked my system and I am going to wait and download 12.2 to install from directly instead of trying the upgrade route. Either way I'll be installing good 'ol dropbox on whichever environment I choose (unless Google Drive becomes available).
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    Thank you very much, i am coming from Ubuntu and this was really a breaking point for me.

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    I keep switching between Ubuntu and openSUSE and Fedora and Dropbox has been very handy in enabling me to move my files from distro to distro and desktop environment to desktop environment. Only thing getting me down is the size restriction and paying to upgrade is just too expensive. Especially when compared to SkyDrive ($0.50/GB/yr) and Google Drive ($0.60/GB/yr) to Dropbox ($0.99/GB/yr).

    But none of the other service providers offer anything like Dropbox's "Sync over Lan", where it recognizes that there is a computer on your LAN with Dropbox and associated with your account so gets the files from there instead! This has saved me much time because my slow internet connection would take about 4 hours to download it all, while Sync-over-LAN takes 20-30 minutes (even more if both are plugged in with Gigabit NICs).
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    dragonbite wrote:
    > I keep switching between Ubuntu and openSUSE and Fedora and Dropbox has
    > been very handy in enabling me to move my files from distro to distro
    > and desktop environment to desktop environment.


    Err, why don't you just keep it on a local disk? Perhaps a USB plug-in
    disk. You could think of it as your own private little cloud

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    Quote Originally Posted by djh-novell View Post
    dragonbite wrote:
    > I keep switching between Ubuntu and openSUSE and Fedora and Dropbox has
    > been very handy in enabling me to move my files from distro to distro
    > and desktop environment to desktop environment.


    Err, why don't you just keep it on a local disk? Perhaps a USB plug-in
    disk. You could think of it as your own private little cloud
    Because I also access things from work and already cannot remember where my previous 4 USB sticks are anymore
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    Quote Originally Posted by dragonbite
    I keep switching between Ubuntu and openSUSE and Fedora and Dropbox has
    been very handy in enabling me to move my files from distro to distro
    and desktop environment to desktop environment. Only thing getting me
    down is the size restriction and paying to upgrade is just too
    expensive. Especially when compared to SkyDrive ($0.50/GB/yr) and Google
    Drive ($0.60/GB/yr) to Dropbox ($0.99/GB/yr).

    But none of the other service providers offer anything like Dropbox's
    "Sync over Lan", where it recognizes that there is a computer on your
    LAN with Dropbox and associated with your account so gets the files from
    there instead! This has saved me much time because my slow internet
    connection would take about 4 hours to download it all, while
    Sync-over-LAN takes 20-30 minutes (even more if both are plugged in with
    Gigabit NICs).

    Hi
    I run an instance of ownCloud, has android clients as well..... pretty
    easy to install and setup as well.

    I also use cloudprint for the printer connection....

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    Yes it is so dissapointing the way Google almost ignore the Linux community with Drive.

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    Can you install it from the software respetories?

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