Wuala 337 Beta
Secure Online Storage
Wuala is a free secure online storage which allows its users to securely store, backup, and access files from anywhere and to share files easily with friends, groups, and the world. Tens of thousands of users and thousands of communities around the world are already actively sharing millions of files, growing quickly.
Wuala is based on a revolutionary technology that was researched for the most part at ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology). Users start with 1 GB of storage but can get as much as they want, either by trading idle disk space or by buying additional storage. All files get encrypted before they leave the user's computer and the user chooses who gets access to which folder. No one else - including us - gets to see the files. Wuala comes as a convenient application for Windows, Mac, and Linux that can also be started directly from within the browser, elegantly bridging web and desktop.
Wuala is developed and run by Caleido Inc., a start-up based in Zurich, Switzerland. In March 2009, Caleido merges with LaCie, the french provider of external hard-drives, to work on the future of cloud storage.
Installing & running Wuala
1. Install Java (if not yet installed)
Make sure you have Java version 1.5 or later installed.
To check, type 'java -version'. If you can not install Java with the package manager of your distro, Java can be downloaded from http://java.sun.com.
2. Untar the downloaded wuala.tar.gz: tar -xzf wuala.tar.gz
3. Start Wuala by executing the wuala script from extracted wuala directory.
~/.config/ Wuala will put its configuration file Wuala.cfg there
~/wuala/ Default program directory.