Today, CUCKU updated its software to version 2.0, marking the first release of a paid-for version of its Social Backup product.
As first I wrote about the product when the software was initially released about a year ago, CUCKU is software whose time has come, as more and more people are becoming interconnected over the Internet, specifically family members and friends who have come to rely on each other as support mechanisms for resolving their computing issues.
CUCKU takes this mutual support mechanism a step further, by allowing friends and family computers over the Internet to actually back up files over peer-to-peer connections using Skype's private VOIP network. This greatly reduces the cost and dependency on Internet-based backup hosting services such as Carbonite, particularly if you have more than one system to back up.
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As with the initial release of the product, the free version of CUCKU allows a single computer to be a backup "Partner" with another computer, as long as they have the free Skype client running in the background. The partners only need to be connected to the Internet in order for the software to work.