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SpiderOak 4.8 Client Beta Release

It’s that time again! Today we are releasing the 4.8 Beta of the SpiderOak desktop client for Windows, Mac and Linux.

Whether you’re new to SpiderOak or a current user, you can find downloads for all supported operating systems and distributions here: Beta version 4.8. The download will start automatically for your OS/distribution and install it as you would any software to upgrade your SpiderOak client.

In this version we have focused on bug-fixes and improvements instead of new features. You can find a list of those below.

If you’re looking for new functionality and features, we look forward to wow-ing you with our next release, which will be ready right around the new year.

SpiderOak 4.8 fixes and improvements:

- Fixed bug causing sync to not work correctly under Windows XP in certain situations

-Re-built the Windows installation file as MSI for greater flexibility and installation user management

- Fixed bug causing recycle bin downloads to fail

- Fixed bug causing custom download locations for file-restores not to work correctly

- Fixed bug causing un-installation to require reboot under Windows

So go ahead! Download the beta, try it out, and tell us how we did at: support@spideroak.com

1.4x Series Builds Released: 4x faster + Share RSS feeds

Last week we released the 1.4x series builds of SpiderOak out of beta.
Download here. Existing installs
on Windows and OS X should self-update, and the newest Linux packages are in
the apt. Most users seem to have upgraded already.

In addition to many internal improvements, users are likely to notice a huge
responsiveness and speed boost: we estmiate 4x faster than the predecessor.

There’s also several new command line options, and SpiderOak now supports
backup queues larger than physical memory, so go ahead and install on machines
with hundreds of thousands of files.

A new web feature you may have noticed: each SpiderOak share room now has an
associated RSS feed which will indicate when items in a share room are changed
or updated with newer versions. So, for example, everytime you add new
pictuers to a shared folder, or you make changes and a new version of a
document in one of your shared folders is archived, subscribers to the RSS feed
will automatically notice without you having to do anything extra.

See the complete release
notes
for more information.