Kudos to Dropbox for supporting Linux

There are many reasons to use Linux, but the main drawback is a lack of support for third-party software. When I set up my new Fedora Desktop, I was caught off guard by the fact that Box.com does not provide sync software (there is a hack, but it’s not really a solution) — I hadn’t realized how dependent I had become on Box.com to backup my work and synchronize my computers. UC Berkeley contracts with both Box.com and Google to provide cloud storage, but neither of them come through in this situation.

However, by free Dropbox account has come to the rescue! The Dropbox client had one minor glitch, and otherwise works perfectly. Now I’m shifting to using them for my day-to-day backup, and limiting my use of Box and Drive to sharing large files.

Thanks Dropbox!

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