Use your virtual Dropbox!
Thursday, January 8, 2009 8:08:02 PM
Even between my virtual operating systems Dropbox works perfectly, likewise it does between my Ubuntu and Vista after a reboot and their VirtualBox (see previous blog entry) virtual content. The content of the DropBoxes that I have assigned on each OS is perfectly in sync.
In Ubuntu and having Windows-7 on the VirtualBox I even have a further advantage: multiple concurrently active desktops, screens or 'sub-computers'. The invention of those multiple screens that concurrently run, is a highly efficient advantage of Linux, limited only by the amount of RAM-memory that I own. While I write this on the Opera browser, my neighbouring screen runs FireFox with the YouTube movie that I intend to put upfront in this text. Yes, I like that movie. So I like to copy its URL into the place above... switching my screen from YouTube back now to here using another split-second to paste the entry in place.
Using DropBox in a similar way between Ubuntu and Windows-7 running in VirtualBox I have an immediate sync between both radically different systems which I can reach immediately by flipping the screens again to the resp. Dropbox folders. The limitation is: Dropbox uses the Internet as a go-between. However: that makes its possibilities even greater. Work "in the Cloud" is the way this world is heading!