I have recently seen Nitroshare promoted on this site and have installed it in Ubuntu (Xubuntu 12.10) and Win7.
I was able to transfer files but only up to a certain size. I have not tested with very large files, up to 60 MB it worked, but an archive of about 360 MB was not successfully transferred. While a folder of 128MB was sent, a zip archive of the same folder was not, crashing the sending application.
I see here that in fact the free version is the lite one, with clear limitations.
What does that mean exactly? I guess that the bandwidth is limited here, not the file size to be transferred.
I see the limitation considered here as a bug, in relation to a limit representing "anything larger than about one-half the amount of memory your computer has". But if that's the RAM, even the bugged limit is far larger than what I've experienced.
What is the real limit - so that I would not bother transferring something that is too large ?
Also, I do not see any progress bar in the "share box" on the desktop as supposed and illustrated here, not even when the transfer works .