[xubuntu-users] Rookie question on backups

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at zoho.com
Wed Jul 12 05:35:24 UTC 2017

On Wed, 12 Jul 2017 06:16:19 +0100, Joao Monteiro wrote:
>True. And yet, in my personal experience, when there is a really
>urgent cry for help, it usually gets answered pretty quicker than I'd
>expect. You don't get that in microsoft land.

In the context of this discussion "operating system" is for the
operating system including all kinds off user space software. "Linux"
is not only for the kernel and "Windows, Apple, Microsoft" not only for
those vendors and this product. We use the terms in place of everything
that is used on e.g. a Windows or e.g. a Linux platform. How good the
help you get is depends on the domain, used software, chosen forum or
(paid) support. Linux doesn't come per se with good gratis support and
proprietary software for proprietary operating systems doesn't come per
se with less good, expensive support. Those generalizations are
nonsense. All those comparisons of pros and cons fail because of wrong

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