Downloading Dropbox – The FTP Killer?

We all know about the invaluable Dropbox, but I recently found out that you could download and run your own instance of Dropbox on any computer.

I haven’t tried it out yet, but in essence I could install it on a web server and sync it with a local folder on my computer, eliminating the need for me to use FTP while making websites.

It doesn’t have as much “geek cred” as running a shell script, deploying to a GIT repository and getting to say things like “deploy it to the production server!” But we can’t all be the geeks we want to be, sometimes we’re just the geeks we are.

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    Wow! I did not know this… very cool, I’ll be pushing this to a few servers today– thank you! Searching quickly led to just what I want:
    http://www.zamponi.de/post/36155716109/webcam-server-with-dropbox-integration

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    You can also just map a drive to a folder on an FTP server.

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    Dropbox – Ftp killer, no. Dropbox – FTP for idiots, yes.

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