Nearly a year ago, the popular file sharing website MegaUpload was shut down by the U.S. government, which claimed the site was the bastion for online piracy. Its founder, Kim Dotcom, was arrested, along with several other MegaUpload team members.
While the court case between Dotcom and the U.S. government is still going through the motions, Dotcom has already announced plans to launch a new file sharing service, called simply Mega. Today, Dotcom took to his Twitter account and posted up three screenshots that show off parts of Mega.
The most interesting screenshot is of the file manager interface, shown above. The UI definitely has a look that reminds us of the File Manager for Windows. There's also an icon for a Cloud Drive, which shows Mega will be competing with services like SkyDrive and Dropbox. There's even a "Contacts" and "Inbox" logo in the File Manager screenshot, which likely means that users will be able to use Mega as some kind of online email client.
The other two screenshots are a bit less exciting. One shows off the progress bar for Mega's 2048-bit RSA encryption key generator.
The other screenshot posted by Dotcom shows the registration page for new Mega accounts, with the typical name, email and password setups. Dotcom has claimed that Mega will officially launch on January 20, 2013, exactly one year since the US government shut down MegaUpload.