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Linux comes to Windows users' rescue

Feb 20, 2009, 12:01 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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"Unison, for those that don't know it, is a handy little file system synchronization program that runs on Windows, Linux, and most versions of Unix. It combines the features of both a configuration management system and a synchronization program. It will also do its magic across networks. So, for example, besides letting my friend do a backup from a dead Windows file system to an external drive, he could have transferred his files to say one of my servers.

"Of course, most people don't have a dual-boot operating system setup. If you're a Windows user and you're looking at never-ending BSODs (blue screens of death) and you need help, Linux can still come to you aid."

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