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  1. StanC

    StanC Thread Starter

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    Hi Guys
    I have been an MS Office user for years (OS is Win7).
    I have been told that the apps in Google Drive are even better and are integrated with the DRIVE search engine - etc.
    Does any one have a notion about this? Would I regret moving from MS Office to GOOGLE DRIVE?
    StanC
     
  2. DaveBurnett

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    From my personal POV.
    If you have the choice, don't use any cloud storage or cloud applications.
    I travelled a lot and you'd be amazed how difficult it can be to get at stuff stored on-line without a mobile phone. Imagine the cost of all day access!

    Not to mention the security.
     
  3. valis

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    seconded and carried. This is why I invest in 2TB usb passport drives. ;)
     
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    I too do NOT trust the Cloud or want to pay the rates that some travelers must pay.
     
  5. TonyB25

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    Microsoft Office is a suite of applications. Google Drive is cloud storage. They don't have anything in common.

    Google offers applications like Google Docs. Is that what you mean?

    I use Dropbox. I don't pay anything to use it so I'm not sure what DaveA is referring to.
     
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    Tony,
    See post #2 about cloud storage?

    And how long is Dropbox going to be Free?
     
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    I've used PogoPlug for some time, you connect it to your home infrastructure and you can connect one or more (depends on the version you're using) external HDD drives using USB.
    On your PC it's just an extra drive (line Google Drive, One Drive, etc.
    The account you create is 'in the cloud' but your data is on your drives and stays there. I'm not that good at password encryption and so but it seems quite secure and the speed is limited to your down/up-load speed.
    As long as you have an internet connection you can 'see it' and of course I always have my USB stick with the most important files with me.
    The main cost is the internet connections abroad.
     
  8. Pedro15

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    I used Google Drive on overseas trip to ascertain share prices on ASX (australian stock exchange)

    Easy to use and spreadsheet contains the formula =Googlefinance(B2) - where B2 contains the following
    asx:AGL (AGL is code for an Australian company)
    Also use it when away from desktop, on Android phone/tablet.

    Pedro
     
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