I've just #joined #diaspora
If someone wants to connect, here is my diaspora* link:
#Microsoft is pushing Office 2016 users towards Office 365 - OneDrive and Skype for Business end by 2020
Problem with the cloud subscription model (IMO) is that you can be switched off, and you own less than a perpetual purchase ie. when you end your subscription you have no software to read your saved information. Of course if you save it using the international #ODF format you can still use free #LibreOffice to read it but how many corporates plan for this.
11 reasons You will love Linux ---> http://tuxdiary.com/2017/02/23/11-reasons-you-will-love-linux-over-windows/ #reasons #linux #love
I agree with this,
"More compelling, though, is to have accounts on each of the instances that revolve around your specific interests, engaging heavily on the local scene and using the federation for related conversations."
Don't miss this gem!
Have been waiting patiently today to post this. 400,000 Mastodon Users across over 1100 instances. Amazing. @Gargron https://mastodon.systems/media/zoN-Q6y8QUFHr00L_dM
@Edent Definitely shrinking. But it seems until some fantastic and cheap progress on #VR, I will always prefer big monitor, normal keyboard and beefy specs for as little as possible money. Working at home/office I don't see an appeal for laptop. I still have a very old Netbook that I use only occasionally less than once per quarte.
Biggest fear for desktop I see in tabled/laptop hybrids like new #Chromebook devices.
Cloudwards' Best Cloud #Backup Services 2017
Eleven popular commercial cloud backup services (not storage services, so these have a client backup app usually managing the backup service) are compared in this review.
Everyone's needs will be slightly different so there is really no "single best" one. I personally went with CrashPlan in the end (unlimited at $5.99pm and it has a Linux client).
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Boosting this toot is also highly appreciated!
Is anyone starting to get a handle on how Mastodon / OSocial hosting requirements scale with use and time?
Traffic / bandwidth, storage, CPU, etc., with some sort of sense of by users, etc., would be interesting.
What's the users * days of a 1 TB storage capacity going to run? Any thoughts on addressing this as individual nodes start accumulating content?
Should content age out? That solves ... several problems.
Mastodon isn't the next Twitter. It's way beyond Twitter. Mastodon is the person repairing their own car in their garage again. Mastodon is meeting friends after school to talk about their favorite band again. Mastodon is that thing that keeps you from doing your homework. Mastodon is Friday night at 8PM when your favorite show comes on. Mastodon is the place that allows you to be who you are, share your wins and loses without judgement and send a 🍍to newcomers just 'cause and it is understood.