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AOL unveils Xdrive, 5GB backup plan for Macs

updated 04:50 pm EST, Mon February 25, 2008

AOL Xdrive, 5GB backup

Following Adobe's announcement of the AIR application platform, AOL has unveiled Xdrive Desktop Lite, a backup application based on the AIR standard. Computerworld reports that AOL is offering users 5GB of backup for free, which is accessed using the downloadable Xdrive application - a first time offering for Mac users. Xdrive Desktop Lite gives users drag-and-drop functionality to backup any data. The service is also available in a 50GB flavor, which costs users a yearly fee of $100.

In addition to drag-and-drop, future releases of Xdrive Desktop Lite will track changes in files, allowing it to update online copies of data with current versions.




by MacNN Staff

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  1. NapMan

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Let's see....

    Microsoft's Skydrive just went live the other day and they give you 5GB free too. So take Skydrive + Xdrive + Mozy's free 2GB and you can get 12GB of free online storage!

  1. legacyb4

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    mozy is pure backup

    while xdrive sounds like it's more online storage, right?

  1. chulitomio

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    ...

    Why can't they take ten seconds and sign the AIR app so it doesn't look like malware?!?!!

  1. chulitomio

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    and

    We look forward to welcoming you as a future member of Xdrive, but are unable to complete your order at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience.

    I would rather have an apology for the obfuscation.

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