[ubuntu-uk] getting help - UK List
alan at popey.com
Wed Jan 31 08:38:15 GMT 2007
On Tue, Jan 30, 2007 at 02:38:11PM +0000, baza wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-01-30 at 14:30 +0000, alan c wrote:
> > London School of Puppetry wrote:
> > > Hi Jonathan, I agree but I think the problem is wider than just us isn't
> > > it....I'm concerned that non-groupy types....like most of the ordinary
> > > world should be able to access Ubuntu and other OSS
> > > and know that there is exactly the same expert support available as
> > > there is for Windows etc. Caroline
> > I give phone support (free) if asked, for local contacts. I am not
> > any expert!
> > When I began with linux a few years ago, I was experienced with online
> > use getting help, but found my local LUG of limited value for a number
> > of reasons. I like the idea of very local help. Experience to date
> > suggests that it is only the very initial questions that need answers,
> > reassurance included.
> The best advice anyone can give, IMHO, is to burn your 'home' directory
> to CD or DVD every month, that way if you system does the big firework
> you can reinstall and keep (most) of you data.
Heh, that might not be quite so easy for many people.
alan at wopr:~$ du -hs .
Maybe time to get one of those new fangled HD-DVD or BD burners ;)
Alternatively you could use a nice backup tool such as SBackup  or HuBackup  to selectively backup the stuff that is important
like documents, photos and email, skipping the less important stuff (and bulky stuff) like games (which can be re-installed) or (in my
case) qemu/virtualbox virtual machine images:-
alan at wopr:~/vm$ du -hs .
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