MtnDewManiac wrote:I thought MATE used Nemo as its file manager instead of Nautilus? If so, could that be part of your problems?
BtW, don't any of these file-sharing repository gizmos allow the user to simply access their data in the same way that the user accesses directories on other computers on his/her local network? Seems like it'd make things a whole lot easier since the user could then use the tools built into pretty much every modern file manager (even Xfce's Thunar has a "Network" section in its left-hand area, although PCManFM seems to lack that) or via an app such as gigolo (its description in Synaptic Package Manager: "Gigolo is a frontend to easily manage connections to remote filesystems using GIO/GVfs. It allows you to quickly connect/mount a remote filesystem
and manage bookmarks of such.") which has the advantage of being in our repos and ready to install with nothing more than a couple mouse-clicks.
EDIT: Also, how do you like that Copy . com file storage service? Is there something that rates it higher, in your opinion, than other comparable services that you have tried? Or is it the only one you have tried so far? I couldn't even get its homepage to display in Firefox without allowing it to run its script on my computer (I use the NoScript script-blocker add-on), which I don't generally do with unknown websites. In the past, I didn't bother learning about these kinds of businesses for a variety of reasons (worry that my data would be examined by others, worry that it might not be accessible when I needed it, et cetera) and so now I am trying to play catch-up. To be honest, I didn't really see the point in terms of benefit to a single user (as opposed to, for example, a corporate environment where several people need to share files amongst themselves but none of them can manage to set up a network, lol). One of my friends wanted "portable storage" that he could use on several computers in his home and even access on other people's computers - so he purchased a 500 gig Toshiba external USB hard drive before Christmas a year or two ago for around $59. It's about the same size as his cell phone, so it is most definitely portable and after I saw him forget that it was attached to his laptop when he picked it (the laptop) up from my kitchen counter, causing the drive to get lifted into the air and then come unattached, bounce halfway down my basement stairs and from there onto the concrete basement floor ( ) and continue to work, I gather that those things are fairly durable. Is it that you can get better throughput via one of those file services than the ~22megs/second or so that I was able to observe when I borrowed his external drive? I'm just kind of confused as to the appeal to the average person. As for my sudden interest... I am coming to terms with the fact that I'll probably be as poor in the future as I am now and, frankly, that $59 is like two weeks' worth of groceries, so a free data "device" has got me interested. The hard drive on the loaner laptop I have been using seems to be failing. It has USB (but only 1 meg/second USB 1.x ), but cannot boot from it. I think I can download something to a floppy disk that would tell the laptop to boot from USB. I have a 128meg USB flash drive. Would I be able to install Mint onto one of those file storage services and then put some kind of app on my flash drive - or better yet, "cut out the middleman" and place it onto a floppy if it is small enough? - to tell that laptop to boot from that remote storage service and load Mint from it?
Thanks for the link to the newer version it works fine with Linux Mint 14 KDE.The.Linux.Experiment wrote:Woot! I'm in business. They had replied with yet another build for me to try but m spam filters had started blocking there emails. At any rate for anyone looking to use the software on a 32bit system the below build worked for me. Feel free to use the link if needed.
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