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NewsForge: Linux Can Save Your Data

Aug 09, 2004, 22:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chris DiBona)

"There are a lot of reasons to use Linux. You've seen people write or heard people speak about its use in clusters, offices, Web servers, and other common uses. One thing that hasn't been talked about enough is its utility as a superior tool for recovering data from other operating systems.

"Linux excels at accessing and, more importantly, recovering data from otherwise troubled machines. Let me set the stage for you: Christine brought an oldish Macintosh 610 into our marriage. On this machine were vast numbers of recipes, menus, and other documents from her days as a chef, stretching back at least a decade..."

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