[CentOS] Moving from Fedora -- Advice??

Sat Dec 25 18:11:00 UTC 2010
Beartooth <beartooth at comcast.net>

On Thu, 23 Dec 2010 08:40:48 -0800, Paul Heinlein wrote:
> I too suspect that *among desktop/laptop users* she's more likely to
> find Ubuntu assistance than RHEL/CentOS/Fedora assistance. It's not a
> certainty by any means, but I agree it's likely.
> My only bit of unsolicited advice would be to set up a fairly robust
> backup system (using, perhaps, a USB hard drive) and train her on it
> until she's got the procedure in muscle memory. Should the hard drive
> fail, someone will at least be able to restore her data.

	Not unsolicited! And I'm glad to have it.

	We have a couple of external USB hard drives, and one at least 
has a partition backing up her specific machine. I'll try to think up a 
good name (or get her to!) and see if I can change that partition to 

	The problem will be persuading her to take any interest beyond 
knowing that *I* have some backup for her, somewhere ... (I always do one 
before an upgrade -- and upgrade her machine last, in order to have seen 
most common problems before I get to it.) Any experience with that one? 

Beartooth Staffwright, Neo-Redneck Not Quite Clueless Power User
I have precious (very precious!) little idea where up is.