Offtopic (was "Name" key value in desk. entry spec collides with file names, could misguide users?)
David.Collier-Brown at Sun.COM
Tue Mar 15 22:30:42 EET 2005
David Faure wrote:
> This line of thought has always amused me. "Linux is safe because a virus
> can't mess up the system". Right. But reinstalling takes 30 minutes. On the
> other hand, if all my private documents and photos etc. are wiped out, there's
> no recovery (except for people who make backups).
I've never worked in a Unix shop that didn't do backups.
And that included some pretty flaky development shops...
Joking aside, I'm lurking in this list diluting
my ignorance as part of writing a book on system
administrating departments (and labs) of desktops.
Desktop backup genuinely has some peculiarities, but
is nevertheless both doable and inexpensive.
David Collier-Brown, | Always do right. This will gratify
Sun Microsystems, Toronto | some people and astonish the rest
davecb at canada.sun.com | -- Mark Twain
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