Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 29th Jan 2008 18:45 UTC, submitted by Nemilar
Linux A review of the new TimeVault program, a backup utility for Linux similar to Apple's Time Machine. Covers installation, configuration, usage, and discuses some of the advantages and limitations of its backup abilities. "TimeVault finally offers a complete, easy-to-use, intuitive backup system for Linux. While advanced and experienced users have been able to schedule backups using rsync, cron, and other tools, new users will find Timevault a comfort; knowing that their files can be easily and safely backed up, and reverted to an older state if necessary. The interface is relatively intuitive, and although the configuration could be a bit simpler, beginners should have no problem setting up TimeVault to keep their files safe."
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bm3719
Member since:
2006-05-30

"Now we see a projects whose main goal is to play catch-up, making clones of MS and Apple products.


Reimplementing good ideas is far more important to an OS than "innovating".
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This comment was meant to disprove the OP's claims of originality.

But since you mention it, I would nevertheless say that the projects that copy off of everything that Apple and MS does don't really get us much. I don't want a free version of Windows or OSX. I wouldn't pay $200 for Windows, and I wouldn't pay $0 for it, and I don't care what its source code says.

I'm willing to accept the fact that a lot of people really do want that. If so, great, go forth and code boring GUI-only desktop applications. But, I remember a vague Unix philosophy where Windows apps would be considered anathema. Now, Linux-users are tripping over themselves to be the first project to port the latest desktop app (with varying levels of competence).

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sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Read the OP again. You completely misinterpreted it.

And shouldn't you be busy innovating for us instead of wasting time complaining about other people's work?

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