[Request] Bittorrent Sync

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PendragonUK
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[Request] Bittorrent Sync

Postby PendragonUK » 20 Sep 2014 13:11

Sync uses advanced peer-to-peer technology to share files between devices. No cloud is required. This means there are no accounts, no file size limits, and transfer speeds are never throttled. You are free to share anything and everything you have.

Sync is a powerful and flexible application that equips users to get the job done. It is simple enough to share photos with friends, and powerful enough to sync terabytes of video between co-workers. The possibilities are endless. Sync is available for Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS, Android, Windows Phone, NAS devices and more.

Sync is built from the ground up to ensure that you are in always in complete control of your files. Data is transferred directly from device to device. Files are never duplicated on to third party servers. Every connection is encrypted and secured against prying eyes.

http://getsync.com/
http://getsync.com/how-it-works
http://getsync.com/download
http://download.getsyncapp.com/endpoint ... ack/stable
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Re: [Request] Bittorrent Sync

Postby duped » 23 Sep 2014 16:51

I have used btsync since it came out. I have my music and some other files synced between my solydk laptop, 2 different windows 8.1 machines and 4 different android tablets. Works great and I see nothing even close as a viable alternative. That said, I am not sure what you are requesting?? It is easy enough to go to their website and install. If I recall correctly it is a .deb so could not be much more straightforward.


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Re: [Request] Bittorrent Sync

Postby PendragonUK » 23 Sep 2014 18:40

It's the type of thing that due to it's usefulness should be available to users and in my opinion installed by default. May be I miss understood this section of the forum. I have spent many years with PCLinuxOS I admit a slightly odd distro where it recommended that it's users should only install software from the Repo's. As such they would readily add programs to the repo after testing to ensure no breakage. Once they have added a program it becomes available to all users. PCLinuxOS pride themselves on stability and usability of their heavily curated software selection in their distro.
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Re: [Request] Bittorrent Sync

Postby duped » 23 Sep 2014 19:08

Sorry my fault, I just ask it to show me new posts since I last came to the forum and it automatically puts [request] in front so I now see it was in the request part of the forum - I have not examined the forum structure that well, I just ask for all new posts.

Yes, it is really a great package and nicely curated repos are very useful. There are always philosophical differences in terms of what is useful and what is necessary especially in the linux world where parsimony seems to be the ideal but I would not object to btsync in the repo.

I am not exactly certain why btsync has not caught on more but when I bring it up with someone they usually start talking about drop box or collaboration like google docs but btsync is in some ways much more sophisticated and in others far simpler than these and they are not really alternatives to each other. Bittorent sync has not done the best job of showing why it is diffent than bittorent, drop box and google drive.



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