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Linux Journal: How Linux Saved My Files and My Job

May 27, 2004, 04:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rory Winston)

"This is a story of how Linux saved my life. Well, actually, not my life but perhaps my job. This is the story of how Linux helped me to recover some important data that I had almost given up on ever getting back, saving my employer and me a whole lot of time, effort and frustration in the process.

"Picture the scene: you're sitting at your desk, writing some code for a client on your aging but reliable ThinkPad. Things all seem to be coming together nicely, and you're putting the finishing touches on the last unit test in the current package. You make a modification, press Ctrl and F11, and Eclipse fires up the JUnit. As you wait for the unit test progress bar to reach 100%, you notice that Eclipse literally has begun to crawl..."

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