When the files are very large and we cannot send them by mail we have two options to send it, one is to fragment it and send the parts one by one but it is very dirty because we flood the other's mail with all the parts and if it is an uneducated computer scientist you won't have a clue to rebuild it.
The other way is to use a service that allows us to upload the files to a server and send the link by mail for the contact to download.
On Linux we have a service called Dropbox that allows us to do this, but is Sparkleshare really worth it?
Let's compare Dropbox with Sparkleshare:
- 2 Gb of free storage
- Available only for Gnome (like Dropbox)
- 300 Mb limit per file without using your app
In Sparkleshare your computer is the server, so the limit is the size of the hard disk
It is not only available for Gnome, but also for all desktops and more non-Linux operating systems
It also allows you to use another server like Dropbox
Having Sparkleshare not use Dropbox, why ?:
- We don't have to pay for extra space
- We use our hard drive, which gives more confidence
- You don't have to resort to other programs as you have to do with Dropbox in KDE