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  1.    13 Dec 2015 #31
    Join Date : Oct 2014
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post

    The cloud is still IMO "Cloud Cuckoo Land" -- might be OK for corporations but for individuals -- avoid. !!
    Personally, the cloud works great for me because I have multiple devices that I access my data from in multiple locations. I can access it from my phone, I can access it from my computer at work, my wife can access it from her laptop no matter where she is, it just works. Couple that with the fact that now these data files are in multiple locations, in the cloud, on my work computer, on my wife's laptop, we never lose anything.

    All of my personal notes, and work notes, are stored in Evernote. My cell phone, a galaxy note 4, synchronizes all of its notes to Evernote as well. So even if I lose my phone, all of my personal notes are safe. Maybe not so much from prying eyes, but I haven't lost the information. And since it's not of a private nature, that is no big deal.

    Anything that is personal, is in an encrypted volume, or in the event of passwords it is in an encrypted database, even in the cloud.

    My personal preference, is Dropbox. However I get more free storage from one drive, so that is where I put my big stuff. My wife does not share the one drive stuff, only the stuff in Dropbox.

    So for me I cannot tell an individual to simply avoid it. I have to tell that individual to evaluate your needs, and see if the technology is appropriate.
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  2.    13 Dec 2015 #32
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 1,555
    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit

    Anyone with a free OneDrive account who currently has more than 5 GB of content stored will receive one free year of Office 365 Personal, which includes 1 TB of storage. This offer will arrive via email early next year.
    So, if I upload 5 Gb before next year, I will get Office 365 personal free for a year? Do you need a debit/credit card for that? Does this apply to windows 7 or just windows 10? If you need a debit/credit card to get if for free, I don't consider it free. I already saved my free storage limits.
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  3.    13 Dec 2015 #33
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 920
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by groze View Post
    So, if I upload 5 Gb before next year, I will get Office 365 personal free for a year?
    My guess would be no. You would likely have had to demonstrate a historical overage in order to qualify for a free year of Office 365.
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  4.    13 Dec 2015 #34
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    My guess would be no. You would likely have had to demonstrate a historical overage in order to qualify for a free year of Office 365.
    Regardless of that, for those that do qualify. I have a sneaky suspicion Microsoft will require you to use a debit/credit card to get the free offer. Which makes it not free in my opinion.
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  5.    13 Dec 2015 #35
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Posts : 234
    Windows 10 Pro (x64)

    Of course you need to have a credit/debit card when signing up. That doesn't make in any less free for the FIRST year. You go over that year without canceling you'll get charged. You are never going to get signed up to a paid-subscription service without providing a means of payment. That is just how it works.
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  6.    13 Dec 2015 #36
    Join Date : Oct 2014
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    Quote Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
    Of course you need to have a credit/debit card when signing up. That doesn't make in any less free for the FIRST year. You go over that year without canceling you'll get charged. You are never going to get signed up to a paid-subscription service without providing a means of payment. That is just how it works.
    Sometimes it is almost impossible to stop subscription based payments. I read the horror stories on other forum. I am not saying Microsoft does this. Even, if the card gets canceled, the merchant can somehow get the new number. You can fight your bank to turn off that feature but that is hard to do as well. That why I never have a superscription unless I pay cash. The only exception I would allow is an cable/Internet service provider and possibly a landlord but that is it.
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  7.    13 Dec 2015 #37
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 1,962
    Windows 7

    Yeah, subscriptions using a credit card are a problem - mostly because I myself forget to cancel it in time. I prefer to deal with those on a cash basis also. Then they come and poke at my door when it's time to pay again.
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  8.    13 Dec 2015 #38
    Join Date : Oct 2014
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    Thank for the info. Opt in.
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  9.    13 Dec 2015 #39
    Join Date : Dec 2015
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    So I currently only have 15gb, i want the camera roll bonus thingy.. How do I do that? And if I opt in will I permanetly keep the camera roll and 15gb?
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  10.    13 Dec 2015 #40
    Join Date : Oct 2014
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    Windows 10 x64 Insider

    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I would never store any data that I care about in some cloud storage that I do not control. A couple of 2 TB disks are a much better option.
    i hope you have at least one copy of your date off site like in another location because if some disaster strikes like fire/earthquake/flood/lightning etc your data may be gone no matter that you had RAID and backups.
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