Easy Linux Backups

I have tried most Linux Backup utilities, not all mind you but most of them. In the end I just created a simple perl script that generates and runs a single tar command. dar is a good alternative to tar since it allows splitting compressed files, but for a while dar was incompatible with the version of Ubuntu I was running so I decided tar was a better choice.

Some of the advantages to this simple backup solution.

Novell Launches Pro-Linux "Get a Mac" Spoofs

These are great!

I think the second one is the funniest. To get it, you have to understand that Linux lets you choose between many window managers. So, in Linux you can choose the look and feel of your desktop. You can also unload one window manager and load another without rebooting.

With Mac and Windows you don't have any options, you just get what you are given. Sure both Windows and Mac have highly configurable windows managers, but so does Linux. KDE is much more configurable than either, throw in Beryl (A 3d glx rendering layer) and there is no comparison!

So in short, I can install new window managers whenever I want in Linux. For windows, it is Vista for the next 6 years or so.

10 reasons to use KDE

Personally I love KDE, but admit that all the bells and whistles take some getting used to. If you are a Windows user you will feel much more at home in kde than gnome. The default KDE desktop looks very much like Windows with the taskbar on the bottom, a start menu on the left of the taskbar and the clock in the right of the taskbar, but don't be misled KDE is not Windows. Before getting into to many details, here are the features of KDE that make it my desktop of choice.