Category Archives: BitTorrent Sync

Lessons Learned from Running My Own Cloud From My Kitchen (Clive Thompson)

From Wired comes a good opinion read on the author’s experiences and insights derived from setting up his own private cloud server using Tonido.

It’s Time for You to Take the Cloud Back From Corporations (Clive Thompson)

“…it’s a “personal cloud”: I own and run the hardware. The simple act of building and running it has given me a glimpse of a possible alternate future for the Internet. It’s an increasingly popular one too.”

“Another outcome: You realize that, holy Moses, putting stuff online is not rocket science anymore.”

“Granted, personal clouds create new problems. A blizzard knocked out my DSL for a day, taking my cloud with it. A house fire destroys not just your laptop but your cloud backup as well.”

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BitTorrent Sync Aims to Replace Cloud With Peer-to-Peer for File Synchronization

The folks responsible for peer-to-peer downloads of (mostly) appropriated music and videos are in pre-alpha with BitTorrent Sync, which aims straight at Dropbox and its ilk for multi-device file synchronization. They are looking for early testers and promise native clients for Windows, OS X and Linux, with hints of smartphone support.

Today, BitTorrent Sync is in a pre-Alpha stage. And we’re hoping that users like you can help us build something sick. If you’re comfortable using early, incomplete software, and if you’re committed to helping us figure out a better way to sync, we want to hear from you.

If you are interested, sign up here.