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I've got a laptop and two desktops, and go to college. I'd like for especially documents, programs, spreadsheets and powerpoints to get automatically updated between the two. I have a router I can connect them all through at college, but would something like a VPN to my house (which has a 2TB NAS) be easier? I don't know a lot about options here (i know what a VPN is, but not how to use one), and I don't want to keep it on the school servers.

And I'm aware that I can manually do it with a flash drive, but I'd like to automate by either keeping it in one place, or creating a way for them to talk to each other.
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Try out Dropbox i use it for exactly that and its awesome.
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+1 more for Dropbox.
 
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Isn't dropbox a cloud storage?
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It syncs files between PCs while also allowing you to access them from any PC by logging into the Dropbox website.

It syncs between PCs and the Dropbox "Cloud"
 
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Ahhhhh ok, I will look into that. I thought it was just a cloud server utility. But I'd still have to open it and hit buttons, right? I dream of just saving whatever I'm working on and it updates all of it with the ctrl+s. :')
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Ahhhhh ok, I will look into that. I thought it was just a cloud server utility. But I'd still have to open it and hit buttons, right? I dream of just saving whatever I'm working on and it updates all of it with the ctrl+s. :')
It will detect changes and automatically update all your files.
Edited by jammo2k5 - 5/24/11 at 7:57pm
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