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Comment: Re:Quality DVDs, archival storage, repeated backup (Score 0) 669

by PacketMaster (#26103067) Attached to: Long-Term Personal Data Storage?

Actually Microsoft has a free, rather nice tool that functions mostly like rsync called SyncToy. It's a native Windows application so you don't need a Windows-compiled rsync like many other tools do. It's GUI based to make is easy for the most unfamiliar of users but it is useful even to the advanced for periodic synchronization of data from Windows hosts to other drives or a network location. It has a built-in scheduler to allow it to function as as service.

(Note: This isn't an MS add. I recently discovered this tool by accident to backup my wife's laptop and was pleasantly surprised it "just works")

Comment: It was more than that... (Score 2, Interesting) 252

by PacketMaster (#6410067) Attached to: OSCON Panel: SCO Lawsuit About the Money
I think that this story is a horribly atrocious rendering about what happened at the panel. 99% of the time, the panel was focused on why SCO isn't a real, credible threat to Linux itself and also on the need for clear copyright inheritence for open source projects. There was also general discussion on the burden of proofs in various lawsuits.

There was also a BOF in the evening that was a very fun session later on that discussed the roles and needs of copyrights and patents.

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