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The File Transfer Protocol will always be around, but it hasn't aged well, especially when compared to its more popular relative, HTTP. The folks at Debian have decided that it's time to cut the FTP cord and will be retiring its public-facing FTP services come November this year.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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Among the applications I always download when first setting up a new computer is FileZilla, the humble, open source FTP client. For those of us who have run our own little websites it's been a longtime staple of the webmaster's toolbox.

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Mac OS X is, fortunately, blessed with a variety of really nice file transfer apps that support many services and protocols. Nonetheless, Transmit still manages to be the pick of the lot.