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Submission + - Version Control for the Non-Developers?

occamboy writes: My spouse works at a company that deals with lots of documents (Word, spreadsheets, scans, and so forth), and they have a classic version control problem that sucks up hours of her time each week. Documents are stored on a shared server in some sort of hierarchy, but there are all kinds of problems, e.g. multiple copies get saved with slightly-different names because people are afraid of overwriting the old version "just in case" and nobody can figure out which is the latest version, or which got sent out to a client, etc.

Version control should help, and my first thought was to use SVN with TortoiseSVN, but I'm wondering if there's something even simpler that they could use? Do the Slashdotteratti have any experiences or thoughts that they could share? The ideal solution would also make it easy to text search the document tree.

Comment This is why I switched back to Windows (Score 1, Insightful) 815

I had Ubuntu running on our main home computer for more than a year. There were definitely some annoyances, but things were tolerable. Until I upgraded Ubuntu (I forget which version) and sound was broken hard - I spent hours fixing it, but got calls from home every few days asking me to "help fix the sound. it's broken again". Finally, I gave up and switched back to Windows.

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