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January 20th, 2009

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12:38 pm - Tweets for Today
  • 12:17 wants to open a bar and grill called "Carbon Neutral" #
  • 12:20 @asolochek how old is your car? I found that mine died within weeks of 5 years (during a cold spell) #
  • 18:57 Special twitter moment: @johanbruyneel live race pics and updates from the team car at TdU #
  • 22:47 @mikeculver did you remember the cover sheet? #
  • 23:15 can't believe I waited til this month to start using JungleDisk. Feel dumb depending only on S3Fox for so long. @jungledisk, great software. #
  • 00:24 @boxee if it were available on a PC, what kind of processor power would be wanted? (resisting urge to get a Mac mini to play) #
  • 01:27 @renelae do you have Tetris Party on your Wii yet, if not why not? T thinks my ego needs bruising. #
  • 01:28 Watching Tessa play Super Mario Bros 3, long after we decided it was bedtime. #

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Date:January 20th, 2009 07:12 pm (UTC)


How does JungleDisk compare to Carbonite?
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Date:January 20th, 2009 07:36 pm (UTC)

Re: Interesting...

JungleDisk is front-end software to Amazon S3 -- literally. You still have to sign up for S3, use your own access keys, and are billed by Amazon for usage. You can access your files directly through other S3 means -- S3Fox, the web api, etc. The file level encryption they offer has a GPL reference implementation.

The pricing is different -- Carbonite looks like $50/year for all you can store. JungleDisk is $20/one-time per S3 account, download as many copies as you want. There is an optional premium web-service and feature set upgrade ($1/month). S3 is based on usage.

It is a very slick and easy client, and a nice implementation -- you don't have to trust JungleDisk's infrastructure or balance sheet. I am sure in a number of situations, Carbonite is a better deal and/or service. But JungleDisk is very compelling. It is nice to set up shared drives between all our dying computers, without any hassle and with S3 based guarantees.

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