On Friday 30 July 2010 20:22:43 Rony wrote:
On Thursday 29 July 2010 11:51 PM, jtd wrote:
I am sure the value of his data is zero.
Overall your points are valid but value of data will
decide the OS platform but also the backup policy of that place. I
have seen linux users who did not backup their data and were
clutching their forehead when the hard disk suddenly gave up. Doze
users too have important data and good users will back it up as a
The point i am making is that if users do not value their data
sufficiently, they will not make the effort to switch. Even if an app
is not avaiable in linux (or the users for whatever reason wants to
use doze, they will spend on securing data. In cases where
users "cant afford" there is nothing one can do.
Cars with takla tyres, mobikes used to ferry bulky goods, worn out
brake liners etc. etc. can be clubbed with drunken driving and other
rash behaviour and there is nothing you and i can do. Perhaps when
rash computing endangers lives, "drunken driving" legislation will be
Regarding data policies (which wasn't my point), most users are lazy
(including me). But with linux you are not burdened due to this.
There are ample automated backup solutions, with the simplest being a
cron and cp.
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