[CentOS] Moving from Fedora -- Advice??

Sun Dec 26 20:57:44 UTC 2010
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

John R Pierce wrote:
> On 12/25/10 10:11 AM, Beartooth wrote:
>> 	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?
> hah. Last year, I got my wife a USB backup drive, and set it up for her
> laptop.  showed her how to plug it in and start the backup program while
> she was doing other stuff (this is a Windows laptop).
> few months later, I ask hows the backup going?   "oh, its fine, see, its
> right there->" (points to the drive sitting on her work table
> unplugged).  k, when did you last back it up?  "Oh, I thought you backed
> it up for me?".    now, see, my wife is a tech writer, she's not a
> computer novice, she's been using them professionally for 30+ years, up
> to and including occasional unix shell usage.   sigh.

About 20 years old: "back up my hard drive? Where's the reverse switch?"

          mark "I have *not* lost my mind; it's backed up on tape...