User: SimonHeywood - 1/7/2008 1:38:05 AM
User: DriveHQ Webmaster - 1/4/2008 12:05:15 PM
A quick note on cross-platform support:
Even though we don't have client software for Mac and Linux, the service is mostly cross platform.
- The web-based service is cross platform and it has almost all features offered in DriveHQ FileManager 4.0, except the automatic folder synchronization feature. You can share a folder with different users and set different levels of permission.
- For drag and drop support on Mac and Linux, please use DriveHQ FTP hosting service. You can use any FTP client software to drag and drop, or automatically backup / synchronize files on Mac/Linux. For more info, please visit:
- DriveHQ also offers SMTP/POP3/IMAP email hosting service; we can also host your files or static website.
Thank you for pointing out the FTP drag/drop facility for Linux. My reason for being interested in Linux is now much more immediate because I have recently acquired an Asus EeePC 4G - an almost instantly-on Linux laptop which is an absolute dream in terms of un-fussy and reliable functionality. I intend to use it with a memory card which will carry my working files and which I will attach to whatever computer I happen to be using - connected to Internet or otherwise. For now, I shall be content to synchronise my working files with DriveHQ when I am on a machine which happens to support DHQ sync and/or DHQ backup. In future my Linux usage may become more intense. Then the full Linux support will become more desirable.
It would be good if you could reach out to the Asus EeePC user audience. I feel that your offering would fit very well with that audience and you would recruit more customers from amongst them. If you have time, please look into supporting the EeePC Linux platform (obviously EeePC XP platform is already covered).
FYI, we have recently added WebDAV feature. In fact, DriveHQ supported WebDAV drive mapping with WWWDrive. However, WebDAV is inefficient when compared with DriveHQ FileManager and FTP. We have canceled it WWWDrive later in favor of FileManager. However, as the Internet connection speed is faster than a few years ago, we believe WebDAV might work fine for some users. For more info about WebDAV drive mapping, please visit:
WebDAV is supported on Mac and Linux as well.